The council have approved plans for a primary school to build a new classroom.

Holy Family Catholic Primary School on Langley High Street applied for permission to build a new learning space in November 2023.

The plans have since been given the green light by Slough Borough Council, with the school set to begin building the new classroom and storage space for SEND teaching.

In the application, the school said: "The outdoor classroom building is required to facilitate the development of the school’s Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) provision.

"Funding is being provided in the form of a High Needs Funding grant from the Department for Education (DfE)."

The school, rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted, does not currently have any purpose-built SEND spaces and the school feels "children with high needs would benefit from spaces being designed to be fit for purpose".

Areas of the school previously used for SEND teaching will be repurposed.

The school plans to create four intervention spaces, a specialist speed and language space, a specialist social and emotional mental health space, a specialist nursery room, a SENDCo office and a sensory room.

Holy Family Catholic Primary School has approximately 480 children on roll aged from three to 11.

Approximately 10 per cent are on the SEND register and a further 10 per cent are monitored, with Communication and Interaction being the highest area of need. This is in line with the picture nationally.

The building of the new classroom is said to "directly benefit" around 96 children.