New additional needs school in Northumberland

A new special school for Northumberland has been announced - bringing 80 new places for children with autism and social, emotional and mental health needs.
The announcement of 35 new special free schools nationally was made on July 19th by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, and one of these will be in Blyth.
Northumberland County Council was successful in its bid to establish a new special school and has run a formal competition for a trust to run the school.
Prosper Learning Trust has been the successful bidder and will manage the school, providing education for pupils aged 11 to 16, and scheduled to open in September 2022.
Cllr Wayne Daley, cabinet member for children’s services and deputy leader of Northumberland County Council said: “This is fantastic news for Northumberland - and something we have been working towards for some time now.
“Our successful bid to Government allowed us to become part of this national programme, and as a consequence 80 children will benefit from a place at a school dedicated to their needs, making a huge difference to their lives and those of their families"