From September 2024, Castle EAST School in Bungay will increase its places from 80 to 120. This expansion will cover academic year groups 5 to 11.
The SEND school educates pupils with a diagnosis of communication and interaction needs or Autistic Spectrum Disorder. It opened in September 2011 and continues to grow. Pupils benefit from smaller class sizes and a higher level of staff to pupil ratios. There is a range of fully equipped specialist teaching rooms with access to specialist teachers and support staff throughout the day.
This expansion is part of Suffolk County Council’s SEND Capital Programme to create up to 1065 new places for children with special educational needs or disabilities. As with all special school places children usually require an Education Health and Care Plan and the Local Authority is the admitting authority.