Liverpool

Millstead Primary Special School: £6m relocation plans approved

Plans for the new Millstead Primary Special School
Image caption The new school will feature a hydrotherapy pool

Plans to build a £6m school in Liverpool for children with special needs have been approved by the city council.

Millstead Primary School will be relocated from Old Mill Lane, Wavertree to Prince Edwin Street, Everton.

The school currently caters for 70 pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties and autism.

The new school will be able to accommodate 105 youngsters.

The school in Everton is due to open in September 2014 and will feature a hydrotherapy pool and rooms with physiotherapy and sensory support.

Councillor Jane Corbett, cabinet member for education, said: "Millstead is already doing amazing work with young people and this was reflected in their recent Ofsted inspection.

"This new building will enable them to continue their teaching in much improved surroundings with better classrooms and a proper outdoor space."

The school is part of the Liverpool School Investment Programme, in which Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson pledged to deliver 12 new schools to the city.

Headteacher Michelle Beard said: "The new facilities will be absolutely fantastic and enable us to provide the best possible experiences for our pupils."

Millstead School was rated as "outstanding" by education watchdog Ofsted in an inspection in March.

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