Following consultation, the Devon County Council Cabinet Member has approved the proposal to increase places at Springfield Court Day School from 25 day places to 36 and a change to the age range from 10-16 to 8-16 with immediate effect.
As development continues throughout Devon the demand for places increases, which is unable to be met within other provision. Two independent special schools have also closed which has put further pressure on places at Springfield Court.
Three responses were received to the informal consultation, all in support of the proposals. No responses were received to the Brief Notice period (a more formal period of consultation).