One of our main priorities is to deliver additional local SLD capacity. To make sure that we can meet the future demand in Hertfordshire, we will be creating 300 places, with first delivery from as early as January 2024.
We are committing significant capital investment to relocate and enlarge Breakspeare School to a brand new purpose-built accommodation located in Croxley Green, which will fully meet the needs of both existing and new children. This proposal has now been approved by Cabinet and, subject to planning permission, there will be an additional 113 places available at the new school from January 2024.
In addition, plans for a new 100 place SLD special school are underway and could be opened from as early as September 2024. In the longer term, another new SLD school is planned in the north of the county, subject to demand and approvals.