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Kingston Council welcomes announcement of provider for new special school

Kingston Council is delighted by the announcement by the Department for Education (DfE), today, that the education provider Ambitious about Autism Schools Trust will run the borough’s new special school

Ambitious about Autism Schools Trust was chosen following a rigorous and competitive application and interview process. Currently, they run one highly-regarded special free school, The Rise School in Hounslow,  plus a non-maintained special school and a specialist post-16 college, all meeting the needs of children and/or young people with ASD.

The free school for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is expected to open in 2022 or 2023 at the Moor Lane Centre site in Chessington, subject to the Council making a formal decision to lease part of the site for that purpose, and will eventually accommodate up to 90 pupils aged four to 19.

Read the full announcement on the Kingston Council website here