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special school Line breaks: spe¦cial school

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Definition of special school in English:


(In the UK) a school catering for children with special needs.
Example sentences
  • Secondary schools are less successful than primary and special schools in using whole-school approaches to mental health promotion.
  • The scheme aims to link two special schools and two mainstream schools.
  • 60% of Special Educational Needs children are in mainstream schools, a figure that will increase as special schools are gradually closed.

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