Exciting school plans move forward – Coventry City Council
An ambitious scheme to expand existing Special Educational Needs provision in the city has taken a significant step forward.
A planning application has been submitted to enable Woodfield Special School (primary and secondary phases) to relocate to the former Woodlands Academy site.
The plans were first revealed in July 2017 and consultation began back in July 2021 which will see the former Woodlands Academy site brought back into educational use as a purpose-built special school, helping tackle a need for more places for children with social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH).
Listed buildings on the Woodlands site will be refurbished and adapted to create modern learning spaces specifically tailored to the needs of the pupils and maintain the community sports facilities.
Kirston Nelson, Chief Partnerships Officer at Coventry City Council said: “I’m thrilled that our ambitions for Woodfield school and the Woodlands site have taken a step forward. Success of this scheme will mean that we can expand our SEMH provision for children and young people can learn in the specialist new environment that they deserve.
“This is also a great opportunity to expand community provision and make a positive change in the local community whilst enabling us to continue to support children and young people in Coventry. I’m sure this news will be welcomed, and I look forward to continuing to see the scheme develop”.