Salisbury special school's £5m extension under way

Work is under way on a £5m extension to a special school in Wiltshire.

The project at Salisbury's Exeter House School will see the removal of four mobile classrooms and provide new facilities for its students.

The work, which has been funded by Wiltshire Council, will be ready for the start of the 2012/13 academic year.

Wiltshire Council cabinet member for children's services, councillor Lionel Grundy, said the start of building work was "fantastic news".

"This new extension will provide much-needed space and transform school life for the students attending the school," he said.

Exeter House, which caters for nearly 100 children, is a community special school for a wide range of students from nursery age up to post secondary school age.

Some students have additional sensory impairment, physical difficulties or specific medical needs, and others have been identified as being within the autistic spectrum.

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