West Sussex County Council, do not treat our special needs school as the poor relation!

Petition Closed

West Sussex County Council, do not treat our special needs school as the poor relation!

This petition had 2,407 supporters
Paul Watson started this petition to West Sussex County Council

Woodlands Meed School in Burgess Hill, West Sussex opened in September 2012 with the aim of building a new single-site special school for 4-19-year-olds when two special schools at Court Meadow and Newick House closed. 

However, plans for a college are being threatened by a decision to give the land promised for the new buildings to an academy chain due to take over the neighbouring Oakmeeds Community College.

As it now stands, there are no current plans to complete the school and there is not enough room at the former Newick House site to accommodate the students now at the school building and they are being forced to make heartbreaking decisions to turn students away from their friends and the staff they know at 14 years old, because the Newick House site does not have the facilities to meet their needs.

As a parent, with has a son who has benefitted greatly from being a student at Woodlands Meed college, I feel strongly that the land concerned should be retained to develop this vital resource for the local community. 

 

Petition Closed

This petition had 2,407 supporters

Share this petition