We’re investing in a new block with additional facilities at the the Spilsby-based school, along with extensive remodelling of the existing buildings.

Under the proposals, the school’s capacity will increase by an additional 20 places. The new block will include five classrooms, a hall, ICT and science spaces, as well as small group rooms, hygiene facilities and staff and meeting spaces.

Meanwhile, the existing school will be remodelled to provide a design/technology and art room, a physiotherapy space, a visiting professional/therapy space, a parents’ room, a hygiene suite, a disabled WC and staff/administration spaces.

Cllr Mrs Patricia Bradwell OBE, executive member for children’s services, said: “We want all local children to get a great start in life, and a good education is key to that.

“That’s why we are investing £50m in improving and expanding special schools across the county over the next few years.

“This will be the third project to begin construction, following Boston Endeavour Academy and The Willoughby Academy in Bourne.

“These improvements will ensure all children in the local area are able to receive high quality education as near their family and local community as possible.”

The project is expected to cost just over £6.5m. It is hoped that construction will begin in early 2021 and be completed in early 2022.