A SPECIAL school in Woodley is entering it's final phase of a multi-million-pound expansion.

Addington School, Woodley, has undergone £4.4 million's worth of construction, in order to grow the number of students at the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) school.

The majority of the building work at the school was constructed off-sight in Kelleythorpe, near Hull, in order to minimise class disruption. The buildings were then delivered to the site over the February half-term.

It will be fitted to the main site, with expectations of project completion set for late May.

The extension, once opened, will include four classrooms, a cafe and social area.

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Councillor UllaKarin Clark, conservative for the Wokingham Borough Council, said: "The transformation going on at Addington School to expand it and offer its outstanding education to more of the borough’s SEND young people is crucial to them and their families.

"With the new block set few completion in just a few months away it’s fantastic to see the project gathering pace.

"Existing students will be able to watch on, with the main building now in place, and see it take its final form before they are able to start using it in the summer term."

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Developments will boost school capacity to 250, an increase of 20 per cent.

This means more students with educational needs and disabled students will be able to be educated closer to home, making lives easier for the families involved.

The site is to be opened officially in September 2020, after the opening of two new multi-use games areas (MUGAs), a new sensory path and an expanded car park at the end of September 2019.

These were constructed over the summer for students in time for the Autumn term.