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Agreed Planned Opening Date

Department for Education formally agree our planned opening date of September 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Department For Education have agreed a provisional opening date of September 2020 for Glendinning House Academy and our site in Newton Abbot has been agreed. 

We look forward to working closely with Devon Local Authority, the DFE and our design and build team leading to opening our special free school for children and young people with social communication and interaction needs.  We had planned to open in Sep 2019 but it is important that we get our school site right for our pupils.

It is now full steam ahead to create the detailed design of the building ready to apply to Teignbridge District Council for planning in the Spring. 

In Sep 2020 our first intake will include key stage 2 and 3 pupils from ages 7 to age 13.  Our school is planning to grow over the following 3 or 4 years with 120 pupils from age 7 to age 18 (school year 3 to year 13) by 2024.  Applications for places will be made via Devon Local Authorities SEND 0-25 team, all of our pupils will have an Education, Health and Care Plan with social communication and interaction as their primary area of need.

Information events and opportunities to learn more about the school, our ethos, the team and the new building will be planned for Spring 2019 onwards.

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