|Three Ways School|
|Type||Special school; Academy|
|Department for Education URN||140079 Tables|
Three Ways School is a coeducational special school with academy status, located in the Odd Down area of Bath in Somerset, England.
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It was created in 2005 from the amalgamation of three special schools in Bath, the Royal United Hospital School, Summerfield School and Lime Grove School, but only moved into its new £12 million, purpose built facilities after they were opened on 17 November 2007, by High Sheriff of Somerset, David Medlock.
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The buildings, grounds and facilities cater for children and young people with a range of special needs. The school is divided into small family units from the nursery for the very youngest children to a post 16 centre. The facilities include a sensory theatre and Hydrotherapy pool. The school also has partners with Ralph Allen School.
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Architects for the scheme were Cardiff-based B3, and it won the “Inspiring Design — special needs” in the British Council for School Environments (BCSE) inaugural awards in 2008.
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The school converted to academy status on 1 September 2013.
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