Artist impression of the new school

Published: Monday, 26th February 2024

Plans for a much-needed new Special Educational Needs (SEN) school have taken a step forward as residents are invited to have their say on proposals.  

New designs have been unveiled following a consultation last year to repurpose what was Kidbrooke Park Primary into a state-of-the-art special school with space for 128 students who have autism. 

The council has appointed Galliford Try to redevelop the site in Hargood Road, and residents now have the chance to feedback on the proposals before a planning application is submitted. 

Cllr Matt Morrow, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “It’s Our Greenwich mission to make sure every child in our borough reaches their potential, and a new specialist school would help us make sure that every young person gets the right education in the right setting.  

“Demand for special school places is huge so a new facility would allow more young people who have autism to live their best lives with the best support.  

“This site has been home to a school before, so we’re proposing to bring it back into use but in a way that would really benefit families.”  

We’re encouraging residents to provide feedback on proposals to help the designers address any concerns before submitting a planning application. 

Details of the proposals will be on show on Wednesday 6 March, between 4pm and 8pm at Kidbrooke Park Primary School, Holburne Road where residents will have the chance to ask questions. 

Further information, an FAQ and a space to provide feedback can be viewed online. 

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