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Cumbria Academy
for Autism

It's official September 2019, here we come!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that the Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed our provisional opening date. We are now preparing for a September 2019 start and have secured a site for the school!

Construction is set to commence on the former Westland’s Hotel Site on Branthwaite Road, near Workington, in Spring 2018. 
Conlon Construction have been appointed by the Education, Skills and Funding Agency (ESFA) as the site contractors and we have now entered the design phase.

The site lies close to the current Allerdale and Copeland boundary, a location which is ideal for serving both boroughs, being easily accessible from the A595 corridor and with good public transport links. The proximity to the golf course and the farmland beyond offer peaceful aspects for the school and we genuinely feel that we can create something very special for our students on the site.

Architects are now developing designs for the site layout and the floorplan of our new building.

We hope to be able to share plans with you in the New Year but until then have a wonderful Christmas!

Best wishes,

The CAA Team