East Sussex special needs school under threat
Special educational needs provider Northease Manor School in Rodmell, East Sussex is under threat of closure, Yahoo has reported.
Northease Manor caters for children aged 10-18 with autism, communication and interaction difficulties and/or cognition and learning difficulties.
The schools has sent a letter to parents saying it may close in September due to lack of funding.
East Sussex County Council refused to agree to an increase in fees following a meeting in early August.
The school’s chair of governors Julie Toben told BBC News that the school needed to charge an annual fee of £32,000, a £7,000 increase on the current annual payment.
An East Sussex County Council spokesperson said: “We are continuing to work with Northease Manor school, alongside our colleagues at West Sussex County Council and Brighton and Hove City Council, to agree a sustainable and proportionate fee increase.”