Plans for new Autism Academy in Oxford

Oxford, UK – A school which caters for autistic children in Oxford has now had a consultation launched to increase the number of places it can provide for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The Oxford Mail reports that this will be the first academy for children with autism in Oxfordshire. It will be run by MacIntyre Academies.

It is hoped that the school will open in September 2014 on the former Ormerod School site in Waynflete Road, Barton.

The Academy will offer education for students from 11 to 19 and up to 12 children will be able to live on the site which will also include respite care.

MacIntyre Academies also want to increase the number of day pupils from 20 to 25

The Oxford Mail quote:

“due to the increasing number of children and young people with a statement of special educational needs, and the number of children and young people with severe learning difficulties and complex autism looked after by the council”.

The consultation closes on February 6.

The full article in the Oxford Mail can be found here