Tilbury Douglas completes SEND school in Wednesbury

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High Point Academy, Wednesbury SEND school,

Tilbury Douglas has successfully handed over a new SEND (special educational needs) school at High Point Academy in Wednesbury, West Midlands

The project, procured through the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) medium band framework, was delivered under the Department for Education’s free schools’ programme.

The new two-storey building offers a specialist learning environment for 90 students, aged 11 to 16, with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), Asperger syndrome and a range of learning difficulties.

Classrooms in the new building are designed to be safe and calming for pupils with severe autism and include a range of specialist rooms.

A multi-use games area and a generous mix of green and hard-surface play surround the building, offering open and sheltered options for alternative learning.

Working collaboratively with a one team approach

Commenting on the completed development, Simon Butler, managing director for Tilbury Douglas (Central), said: “High Point Academy is one of two of our SEND schools we are completing under the ESFA medium band framework, and I’d like to congratulate all of the teams involved on a brilliant, finished product.

“We look forward to delivering similar projects for the DfE in the future.”

Shifeek Hussain, project director for the Department for Education, added: “It was great to see High Point Academy handed over; this is a great school, and it looks fantastic.

“I have had the pleasure of working with a great team, who have shown passion and commitment to making this project happen.

“The Tilbury Douglas team and supply chain have been impressive and have delivered the school on time despite the pandemic, by working collaboratively with a one team approach.”

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