This morning we heard confirmation that the final hurdle has been cleared and the countdown begins for the building to commence. It seems a long while since the planning application went in, but following the Local Authority Planning Department’s approval; the Secretary of State’s approval; and now the final approval of Section 77 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990, we are ready to begin.
The school has waited many years to reach this point. At last building can commence to build a new Ashmount Special School. Last year the school was classed as ‘outstanding‘ by Ofsted. We can now move forward and build on that success and make sure Ashmount School continues to provide the best possible education for special needs children well into the 21st Century.