Millstead School to expand at new site

A school for children with special needs is set to relocate and expand at a new site in Liverpool.

Millstead School caters for primary aged pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties and autism.

It is moving from its existing building in the grounds of Olive Mount Hospital, Old Mill Lane, Wavertree to the former City Learning Centre and Campion School site on Prince Edwin Street, Everton.

It will be able to accommodate 105 youngsters, up from its current roll number of 70.

Due to open in September 2014, the new school will include a hydrotherapy pool and rooms where physiotherapy and sensory support will be offered to support pupils from not just Liverpool, but also the wider city region.

Mouchel is the architect for Millstead, part of the Liverpool School Investment Programme, in which Mayor Cllr Joe Anderson has pledged to deliver at least 12 new schools.

The mayor's cabinet will be asked to approve the award of the construction contract to Willmott Dixon on Friday 5 July.

They have been set a target of making sure that 60% of local spend and employment is within Liverpool, and 70 percent from across the city region.

The Mayor's School Investment Programme includes confirmed funding for the following new schools:

Notre Dame Catholic College (work underway)
Archbishop Beck Sports College
St John Bosco Arts College
Archbishop Blanch C of E High School
Holly Lodge Girls' College
St Hilda's C of E High School
St Francis Xavier's College
St Julie's Catholic High School
Bank View High School
New Park Primary
Northway Primary
Aigburth High School
Palmerston Special School
Abbots Lea Special School
Redbridge High School

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