||<p>On 11 March 2019, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education, announced
the approval of 37 special free schools and 2 alternative provision free schools,
providing thousands of new school places for children with special educational needs
or those facing additional challenges in mainstream education. This includes the approval
of 6 new special schools in the south-west. The schools will open in the following
local authority areas: Cornwall, Dorset, North Somerset, Plymouth, Somerset and Wiltshire.
The new school to be opened in Wiltshire local authority will be located in Salisbury
and will also cater for students in the surrounding areas.</p>