New Special Educational Needs school in Sidcup

Proposals for a new Secondary school in Sidcup for children with special educational needs has been given the green light by the Department for Education and is due to open in September 2019.

Cleeve Meadow School will provide highly specialised education for 120 pupils aged 11 to 19 and will be supported by Marlborough Special School, Sidcup. Pupils with moderate learning difficulties, which could include speech and communication difficulties, behavioural difficulties and sensory impairments will benefit from bespoke learning packages, specialised teaching and state-of-the-art facilities.

The London Borough of Bexley will pay for the building of the new school, and The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) will manage the school as part of its family of 44 Academies across London and the South of England. 

Cleeve Meadow School will work in partnership with Cleeve Park School and be based on the same site. Part of the school’s ethos will be to minimise the barriers to learning that young people with learning difficulties can have and maximise the inclusivity of pupils into mainstream teaching by sharing facilities together with Cleeve Park School.

Have your say

The public consultation, which runs from 12 November to 16 December, seeks feedback about various aspects of the development of the school.

There are several ways local people can give their views, including an online survey and at either of the two open public consultation meetings at Cleeve Park School on Thursday 22 November from 5pm to 7pm and Wednesday 5 December 5pm to 7pm. 

For more information read the Cleeve Meadow School consultation leaflet (PDF, 1.2MB) or visit the Cleeve Meadow School website.  


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