Central Bedfordshire Council news and press releases

More school places for Ivel Valley

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Central Bedfordshire Council’s Executive has today (20 August 2019) approved a proposal to increase the number of school places available at Ivel Valley Community Special School.

The school has a capacity of 170 pupils and is already over-subscribed with 186 children currently attending the school. This decision will enable the school to increase its total capacity to 200 pupils.

The school has recently added a new classroom to expand teaching space, funded by DfE Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) capital, and has additional SEND capital funding approved in principle to improve the outdoor learning environment for children in Early Years.

Councillor Sue Clark, Executive Member for Families, Education and Children, said:

I’m delighted this proposal has been approved. It is vital that children who require specialist support are able to secure a place at a school like Ivel Valley.