I am pleased to see that The Cavendish School will open in Impington next year. The first of its kind, it will specialise in the education of children with Autism Spectrum Condition and be based on the Impington Village College campus.
It will be operated by The Morris Trust and the first International Baccalaureate World School for young people with autism.
The new school will accommodate up to 80 young people aged seven to 19, and is planning to open within the academic year 2021/22, if not in time to start the new academic year.
Campaigning for better education provision has been a commitment of mine since I was first elected and I contacted the Minister for Schools to raise local concerns over access to specialist education for pupils with autism as well as helping the school liaise with Government as this project progressed. I look forward to seeing the school open.