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The school is the third in Manchester to come forward in recent months. Credit: Manchester City Council

Manchester opens consultation on Eastlands SEND school 

A 150-student secondary school could be built off Sawley Road in Miles Platting, close to Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium. 

Manchester City Council wants to build the SEND school on a five-acre site in East Manchester. 

Subject to planning approval, the city council hopes the school will open in time for the beginning of the 2024/2025 academic year. 

The school would comprise a single single-storey building with a double-height main hall, external playing fields, games area and car parking.  

The school’s hall and games area will be available for use by the community outside of school hours. 

The proposed development will target Manchester’s Low Carbon Strategy and BREEAM’s Excellent Standard to ensure the school’s sustainable design, construction, and future operation, according to the city council.  

The facility is one of three new schools in or close to the centre of Manchester in recent months. 

Last year, developer Renaker won approval for a 236-pupil primary school on Crown Street as part of its Great Jackson Street masterplan.  

The Crown Street facility would be the first primary school developed within Manchester’s inner ring road in two decades. 

Meanwhile, Star Academies recently submitted plans for a 420-pupil primary school on an area of green space in Cheetham Hill known as Bignor Street Park in Manchester 

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No it is not the first school within the inner ring road in two decades – the Council have forgotten the New Islington Primary School…………………

By Anonymous

    I believe New Islington Primary School is just outside the inner ring road, which is Great Ancoats Street on that side of the city. – J

    By Julia Hatmaker

A private school in Central Manchester would be good

By Phi

Surely the inner ring road should be the circular route of the old 53 bus service.

By Peter Chapman

Where are the cycle lanes to and from this school?

By Cycling Watch

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