Kids’ home shut down

The People - - News Features -

A PRI­VATE school for autis­tic chil­dren has been or­dered by Of­sted to close its res­i­den­tial care unit.

The de­ci­sion came af­ter in­spec­tors were con­cerned about the safety of kids at Cruck­ton Hall School near Shrews­bury, Shrop­shire.

And the Depart­ment for Ed­u­ca­tion has or­dered it to ad­dress “se­ri­ous fail­ings”.

One par­ent claimed the school’s management was not fit for pur­pose.

Cruck­ton Hall has 33 pupils, of whom 20 are res­i­den­tial. They can still be taught there but will be found ac­com­mo­da­tion else­where by the coun­cil.

The school said it was work­ing to ad­dress the prob­lems “quickly and thor­oughly”.

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