Wirral’s Labour Cabinet voted to close the Lyndale Special School here in Eastham, now a review has been undertaken that concludes that there are not enough places in the remaining special schools to meet the needs of the boroughs children.
The review was presented this week to the Wirral Schools Forum .
In section 1.0 Key Findings, it states that:
Special schools in Wirral cannot collectively meet the needs or the demands of all Wirral children with SEND at the current time, as nearly all schools are at capacity.
Ofsted inspectors are currently visiting Wirral to examine how children with special needs are being supported in the Borough.
There was massive opposition to the closure of The Lyndale School, as we knew there were not the places available should it close. The valiant opposition raised by the parents, whose objections and reasons were eloquently put to the council, along with all those who joined in the fight, as the ‘Friends of Lyndale,’ to keep it open were unfortunately ignored.
The Lyndale school stands empty still and is yet to be demolished eighteen months on.