Work on £8.6m Rosehill School revamp completed

An £8.6m refurbishment of a school for children and young people with autism in Nottingham has been completed.

Rosehill School, in the St Ann's area of the city, secured funding for the work from Labour's Building Schools for the Future programme.

The school's capacity will increase from 70 to 110 as a result of the work.

When work began in April 2010, the school moved to a temporary site in Bilborough but the St Ann's premises will reopen in September.

Andy Sloan, head teacher at Rosehill School, said: "The new school is unique in its design and the builders and architects have produced a superb purpose-built school specifically planned to meet the needs of pupils with autism.

"The site encapsulates the original open air nature of the school while providing 21st Century facilities with its eye firmly on the future."

Councillor David Mellen, Nottingham City Council's portfolio holder for children's services, added: "I am sure the pupils will thrive in their new accommodation which is equipped to meet their very specific needs."

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