Consultation over Bromley Council school expansion plan to increase places for ASD children (From News Shopper)
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Consultation over Bromley Council's Riverside School expansion plan to increase places for ASD children
A CONSULTATION has started on proposals to expand a special needs school in St Paul's Cray.
Bromley Council wants to expand Riverside School by one form of entry at the site in Main Road, St Paul’s Cray, from September 2013.
If this is approved it will mean an additional eight children with autistic spectrum disorder are admitted to Year 7 each year.
Portfolio holder for education Councillor Stephen Wells said: “It’s important that everyone who wants to comment on this proposal makes their thoughts known before a decision is taken in September.
The council would particularly like to hear comments from parents of autistic children of secondary and primary school age.
"We want to be able to take your thoughts into consideration, so I urge you to contact the council if you have a view.”
A Bromley Council spokesman said: “Riverside School already caters for a large number of children with autism and has developed a considerable level of expertise in this field.
"If no action is taken, further places will have to be commissioned outside Bromley at higher cost and this could divert funds away from developing Bromley schools.”
Have your say by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to Kevin Gerred at Bromley Council, Civic Centre, BR1 3UH, by July 20.
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