The Government has announced its plans to create a new ‘Secure School’ that will lock up children aged 12-17 as part of a bigger programme to construct more purpose-built secure schools in the coming years ahead.
£5 million is being spent on the prison, which has just opened for applications from companies and charities hoping to run it. The successful bidder will be announced in May 2019 and the prison is due to open in Autumn 2020. Justice Secretary David Gauke announced the project at the Conservative Party Conference, whereby he added: “We intend to construct more purpose-built secure schools in the coming years to further transform the youth estate”.
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