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A new school for children with special educational needs could be created in Northamptonshire to meet a rising demand for places.
The county council has revealed plans for an all-through free school in Corby.
It follows a 9.3% increase in the number of children attending a special education needs (SEN) school between January 2014 and January 2016.
Red Kite Academy, which would be built on part of the former Beanfield Community School, would provide places for up to 100 pupils aged four to 18.
A planning application is due to be submitted later this month and building work could start next June.
"We know there are an increasing number of children in Northamptonshire attending special educational needs schools and this new school will help us to meet demand and provide local places for local children.
“I would encourage people in Corby to come along to our consultation event to find out more about these exciting plans.”
More than nine in ten children in Essex will go to their parents first or second choice of primary school in the county.
The county council says its created more than three thousand new places for the current academic year.
Its also set aside three hundred and sixty thousand pounds to create more over the next 3 years.
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