Alferton Park SEN School
Alferton Park School a is a specialist community in which all pupils and staff strive to create a secure, welcoming and inclusive learning environment. Aspirational goals and inspirational teaching lead to all members of the community being active partners in learning; maximising independence and creating a love of learning.
The park is a wonderful setting for the school however this contributes to some of the difficulties associated with developing the site. Whilst the school site itself is fenced, the surrounds are public open space with restricted vehicular access, and in constant use for recreation.
The site is located in a ‘cluster’ of buildings and institutions that provide care to people of Derbyshire with Special Needs. This includes the Morewood Centre and the Parkwood Centre, located to the South and the West of the site.
Morewood Centre is located very close to the current boundary of the site. The relation of the proposals with this building will need to be considered carefully. The site includes a new Hydrotherapy Pool, in a separated building, completed a couple of years ago. This development was in preparation for the future expansion of the site and needs to be considered as an integral part of the site and School premises.