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JFK Special School Beckton Consultation

Consultation on JFK Special School’s Significant Change application

JFK Special School is currently the only specialist provider in Newham for young autistic people. As such we are seeking DfE approval to reconfigure our current Beckton site and extend our provision for young people aged 11-19 from 60 to 80 places in the next year. Our proposal may also enable the offering for additional specialist places for Key Stage 2 learners.

The proposal aims to:

  • Remodel the existing entrance and large hall to a more appropriate space for physical activities, smaller dining areas and movement breaks. The current hall space is not efficient for effective transition and creates problems for some students moving from the bus to the classrooms.

Originally built for pupils with physical impairments, our site in Beckton is not purpose-built for our pupils with complex ASC needs. Reconfiguring our site will enable us to offer improved ‘built-in’ ASC resources as well as expand our current ASC pupil capacity. This proposal will allow us to extend our outreach to the local community in Newham by enabling more young people to access our outstanding specialist provision. 

We value the views and opinions of all stakeholders. For this reason, we would be grateful if you could complete this survey:

Online Survey - JFK Special School Beckton

The consultation period will run from midday, Monday 16th January 2023 to 12 noon on Monday 13th of February 2023.

  • We will be running an in-person event at JFK Special School, Beckton (Tollgate Road, London, E16 3LQ) at 3-3.45pm on 25th January.
  • There will also be an online Q&A session on 26th January from 4-4.45pm.

Please express your interest in attending by emailing and details will be sent prior to the event. Members of the School Leadership Team will be present to answer any questions.