Special Needs Education: Larkrise, St Nicholas and Rowde schools to be merged after 2023Under the heading 'Vision for special needs education agreed' Wiltshire Council announced their confirmed plans to merge the Larkrise, St Nicholas and Rowde schools on to a single site "in the future".
This will be a two-stage process with the three schools being bought under "one executive leadership team no later than September 2021", followed by closure of the current schools buildings and move to a single site at Rowde at an appropriate time after the single school opens there in September 2023.
Laura Mayes, cabinet member for children’s services, said: “All pupils deserve to have access to a first-class education in a great school. We know parents want the very best for their children and we recognise that there are strong feelings in the community about this change. We want to work closely with all parents as we take these plans forward.
“We are bold and ambitious for all our children both now and for the future. This is our chance to do something transformational – to create a system of excellence that helps all our 3,500 children with special needs.”