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Special school in move to new home
10:30am Wednesday 7th May 2008 in Local
A DUDLEY special school has relocated to a new £1 million state-of-the-art site after outgrowing its old facilities.
Rosewood Special School has left behind its dated building in Overfield Road in the Russells Hall Estate, for new accommodation in Bell Street, Coseley.
The new building, has also allowed the school to increase its pupil numbers from 44 to 60.
David Kirk, Head teacher at Rosewood School, said: "The school had been based at the old site for many years but the move to these fantastic facilities couldn't have gone better.
"The new school offers state-of-the-art facilities and the children love it.
The school is also celebrating after receiving specialist status for behaviour and the development of a £140,000 vocational centre will be completed at the school site later this year.
The centre will provide vocational courses on jobs in the construction industry, for Dudley borough children with additional needs.
Director of Children's Services, John Freeman, said: "We identified the need through our special educational needs strategy to provide additional places to meet the needs of children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
"We are pleased to have found a site which will offer great provision for many years to come."