An education centre for children in Solihull who have been permanently excluded from school will move to new premises, opening for pupils on 28 February.
Cllr Ken Meeson, Solihull Council’s cabinet member for Children, Education and Skills, said: “Moving the Summerfield Education Centre to the Jensen House site will be much better for the pupils. They won’t have so far to travel and they will have much more space too. Altogether this will make for a much improved learning environment where we can support our youngsters and get them back on track.”
Summerfield Education Centre caters for 11-16 year old pupils. Currently, many of the pupils have to travel several miles to get there. The opportunity to move the education centre to bigger premises came up when the Jensen site became empty. Although recently used for offices, it was originally an education centre so planning permission was given for it to revert to its original use.