Cleeve Meadow School opens
Building work for Cleeve Meadow, the new Bexley SEN Free School for 11-19 year olds with moderate learning difficulties has been completed on time, ready for the September 2020 intake, despite COVID-19 restrictions.
The new school, delivered by Bexley on behalf of the DfE, will allow more children to stay in-borough for their secondary education, keeping them in their community as well as providing cost savings for the Local Authority. Central government funded most of the project, with a £3 million contribution from Bexley.
The wider public and pupils from Cleeve Park School, where the new school is situated, will be able to take advantage of some of the specialist facilities in the new build, including the drama and music rooms and the 3G artificial pitch.
Cllr John Fuller, Cabinet Member for Education said, “I’m delighted to see this new school handed over today (8th June), especially considering the challenging circumstances the country has faced over the last few months.”
Dr Karen Roberts, CEO of TKAT, added, “The community has really come together to support this project and I’m sure it will inspire the next generation of learners to achieve their potential and shine.”