Matt Stringer, RNIB CEO, said:
“Last September, we shared the news that we had made the difficult decision to close RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning in Coventry, Warwickshire. The children’s home and school closed on the 7th of November 2018.
“This was as a result of one of our regulating bodies Ofsted raising significant concerns about the way we were managing the centre. We accepted that we were not the right organisation to be running this highly specialised service for children and young people with complex health needs.
“We can now provide an update that we have completed on the sale of the building to Warwickshire County Council. The Council plan to establish an 80-place specialist school for children with autism and/or social emotional and mental health needs.
“It is positive that the County Council will be able to increase its provision for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in the county.”