Queen’s Manor Primary School SEN Unit & Disability Resource Centre Consultation
Hammersmith & Fulham Council is working with Queen’s Manor Primary School and parents to create a state-of-the art learning and play centre for disabled children.
As part of the project Queen’s Manor’s own support unit for pupils with special educational needs will be rebuilt and landscaping will be carried out around the school. H&F is providing £6m to make this project happen.
Queen’s Manor Primary School will gain a greatly improved provision for special educational needs students. This will comprise 2 large fully-fitted out specialist teaching classrooms; a teaching kitchen; a sensory room; and improved building services provision.
The site-wide landscaping will benefit not just the SEN unit and the centre, but also everyone at Queen’s Manor Primary School.
It gives Queen’s Manor Primary School a chance to rethink site strategy and to create safe and improved play areas for children throughout the school while also improving the safety and experience of parents and other visitors arriving on foot or by vehicle.
The proposed landscape provision also includes a Multi Use Games Area which will improve sports provision throughout the year.
While the Disability Resource Centre will function independently from the school and the SEN unit, there will be an element of shared site use and inherent benefits for both. The centre will be open throughout the week, including evenings and weekends. It will be designed as a hub for all children with disabilities – a space for children to safely play, as well as a key support for parents in need of information and advice.
Plans include specialist provision for under-fives, play areas with accessible equipment, after-school clubs, health services and other support, training and meeting rooms and space for a wide range of activities.
“We’re working with parents, carers and school staff to create a state-of-the-art centre for all disabled children in H&F and their families,” said Cllr Sue Macmillan, H&F Cabinet Member for Children and Education.
“I regularly meet with the parents and carers and they have told me that the borough really needs a centre for disabled children, so we have made it a priority to find a location and funding to make this happen.”
“We’re determined to improve the lives of disabled children and this £6million project for a new centre and to rebuild Queen’s Manor’s own unit is a big part of that commitment.”
The work us due to be completed by March 2018.
Highlights of the presentation are available to view in the gallery at the top of this page and a gallery of the building work is on the Home Page.