Rainbow Hub starts work on new school for children with special educational needs

Posted on - 2nd August, 2023 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Education, Preston News, Schools, South Ribble News

A school for children with special education needs has seen construction begin in Mawdesley.

Rainbow Hub has spent years fundraising for the school for children aged five to 11.

Once established the proposals are to extend the school, in Salt Pit Lane, to be able to offer spaces for young people up to 16.

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Inside will be several therapy rooms, a ground-level rebound therapy trampoline, an accessible life skills room and a hydrotherapy pool.

The pool is due to be made available to children and adults with disabilities outside of school hours.

How the rear of the school building will look at Rainbow Hub Pic: Rainbow Hub

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Chief executive officer of Rainbow Hub, Lyndsay Fahey, said: “We started with a dream and, after many months of planning and hard work, we are at the beginning of the programme to make the dream a reality.

“There is much still to do and we are waiting to hear the results of the Ofsted pre-registration visit, but our supporters have been wonderful and we are so excited that work has started.

“This development will allow us to extend the good work we already do in conductive education and our specialist nursery. It will allow us to provide support to children who may sometimes be over-looked but deserve every opportunity to become as independent as possible.”

How the new school may look at Rainbow Hub Pic: Rainbow Hub

The school building is due to be completed during June 2024 and opening is depending on the Ofsted pre-registration visit.

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