Plans for Britain’s first LGBT school shelved due to “lack of space”

Plans for a LGBT school have been shelved after a feasibility study found there was no “space” for the unit.

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LGBT Youth North West, based in Manchester, was given £63,000 last January from Social Investment Business to discover what young LGBT people in the city wanted from the charity’s centre.

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But Amelia Lee, strategic director for LGBT Youth North West, told Schools Week that while a school was its first choice, the group had opted to develop the site into accommodation units.

LGBT school shelved

She said that the space needed for a school was “bigger than what we could offer”.


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