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New life for old school?

PUBLISHED: 17:14 04 February 2009 | UPDATED: 11:16 12 August 2010

A CLOSED school could be reopened to provide places for autistic children. A consultation has opened on the possibility of using Woodbrook School,

A CLOSED school could be reopened to provide places for autistic children.

A consultation has opened on the possibility of using Woodbrook School, in Hayne Road, Beckenham, to provide 40 extra places for Riverside School.

Woodbrook was expected to be sold last year after Riverside became the main special school in the area, providing 160 places for children aged four to 19.

Ernest Noad, Bromley councillor for children and young people, said: "The scheme would enable most children's needs to be met in Bromley so that they did not have to travel long distances to school each day."

The move would reduce out-of-borough placements.

Parents can give their views up until February 27.

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