Consultation closes over threatened special schools in Wiltshire

A public consultation over the future of three special schools in Trowbridge, Devizes and Chippenham has now closed.

The schools affected are Larkrise School in Trowbridge, St Nicholas School in Chippenham and Rowdeford School in Devizes. One proposal is to shut them to build a new, large school for children with special educational needs.

Campaigners say the schools are crucial to the happiness and educational well-being of young people with special needs.

Pupils at Rowdeford School benefit from learning in its extensive grounds. Credit: ITV West Country

Wiltshire Council says it needs to create more school places - and that closure of the schools is possible, but not a foregone conclusion.

  • Video report by Robert Murphy