Trent View College, the region’s newest school, has officially opened, with state of the art facilities and some of the highest energy efficient standards seen in an educational establishment in the world.
The £12m school, on West Common Lane in Scunthorpe, will provide up to 60 places for pupils aged between 16 and 24 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Students will be able to develop vital skills in a range of subjects, including cooking, the arts and technology.
The college includes a horticulture area, catering kitchen, a health and beauty workshop and sensory rooms.
It is a world first in that it will be the first ‘passivhaus’ – an internally recognised standard of environmentally friendly building – with a hydrotherapy pool.
The new school was developed by the council together with the Government’s Department for Education (DfE) and the Wellspring Academy Trust.
Cllr Julie Reed, cabinet member for children and families, said: “As a parent of children with special needs I know how important and valuable it is to have a facility like this locally.
“It means young adults will be able to stay near their family and friends, developing important skills that will prepare them for adulthood and give them the best possible start in their adult lives.
“Finally seeing this vision come together is amazing – Trent View College is second to none.”
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