Have your say on proposed expansion of West Wickham school

PUBLISHED: 16:26 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:26 15 January 2013

An increased need for secondary school places for children with special educational needs could be met by the proposed expansion of Glebe School in West Wickham.

With the number of children diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) growing, Bromley Council is looking to accommodate a shortfall of ASD places, which is expected to reach 150 by 2021.

The school’s proposal will see an additional 80 places open for pupils aged between 11 and 16, with a further 24 places for 17 to 19-year-olds.

The council wants residents to respond to a consultation about expanding the school.

Cllr Stephen Wells, executive member for education, said: “We now want to hear the views of residents, and in particular parents of autistic children of secondary and primary school age.”

The consultation began earlier this month and runs until February 15, with the outcomes reported to a council committee for a decision on March 19.

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