Leicester

Loughborough special school plans to be displayed

Plans for a new £9.3m school for children in Leicestershire with special needs are to be put on show.

The new building, at Thorpe Hill in Loughborough, will replace the town's Ashmount special school which is due to close.

Leicestershire County Council said it would include a hydrotherapy pool, a sensory suite and a therapy suite.

Due to open in autumn 2014, the school will offer places for up to 125 pupils aged between four and 19.

Plans for the new facility, which will share a campus with Garendon High School and Burleigh Community College, will go on show at the college on May 1.

Representatives from Ashmount School and the council will be at the event to answer questions from the public.

Phil Ward, from Leicestershire County Council, said: "I'm pleased plans are making progress and I'd urge anyone who wants to find out more to go along to the drop-in session."

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