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Tilbury Douglas Hands Over SEND School

Tilbury Douglas (@Tilbury_douglas) has successfully completed and handed over a new SEND (Special Educational Needs) school at High Point Academy (@HighPointAcade3) in Wednesbury, West Midlands. The new two-storey building offers a specialist leaning environment for 90 students, aged 11 to 16, with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), Asperger syndrome and a range of learning difficulties.

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.

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.

Commenting on the completed development, Shifeek Hussain, Project Director for the Department for Education said:

“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.”

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.”

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