Green light for new ASC school in Cambridge
The Department for Education has given "approval to open" status to the planned Cambridge ASC school The Cavendish.
It's one of eight new free schools that have been approved to open in Cambridgeshire.
The Cavendish, a new special school, is being set up by the Morris Education Trust, and is due to on Impington Village College site in 2019.
It's been approved to offer specialist provision for children with autism spectrum condition aged 9 to 19. And the Trust will partner with the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University to ensure leading edge research can support the school as it opens and grows.
Robert Campbell, CEO of the Morris Education Trust and Executive Principal at Impington Village College said:
“This is wonderful news for the local area and for the families that the new school will serve. As soon as we started our work last year, it was clear there was real support there from the Local Authority, from other schools and especially from families whose children have the condition, which we were able to build on and use to develop our plans. The news today is a great tribute to those involved, the wonderful education professionals based here at Impington along with the parents who offered great insights into what might be needed for their children with autism spectrum condition. The phrase that we developed to sum up what The Cavendish School hopes to achieve is 'Enabling the self'. We are one hugely important step closer to fulfilling that vision today.”
Find out more at The Cavendish School website