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Aug 17, 2020

Plans announced for new specialist school in Bury

Shaw Education Trust continues to strive for high-quality education in Bury with plans for a new school to open in 2022.

The Department for Education revealed this week that the Trust, which has schools spreading from Birmingham to Great Manchester, had been successfully chosen to develop a specialist provision in the area.

Shaw Education Trust CEO, Jo Morgan, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Bury Council to provide pro-active support and appropriate provision for learners in the borough.

“We will extend our work with those parents and young people who require specialist learning, to enable them to access inclusive, high quality schooling.”

The plans come after the Prime Minister announced last month a transformative tenyear rebuilding programme for schools across England, including the creation of 3000 new school places for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Shaw Education Trust will build upon the success of their current 11 specialist provisions, as well as the improvements seen at their other schools in the area, such as Unsworth Academy, in order to provide students with complex needs access to tailored support and specialist equipment.

Regional Director for the Trust, Phillip Harrison, added: “This project in Bury allows us the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with students, parents, the Local Authority and the Clinical Commissioning Group to create an incredible school.

“We are able to utilise the skills and knowledge of our awesome staff team from across the Trust to shape a school which will support the young people to have happy and fulfilled lives.”