Opening ceremony marks new chapter for autistic children’s school

PUBLISHED: 11:01 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:01 14 February 2013

The Phoenix tapestry is unveiled at the opening of the new building at Phoenix School

The Phoenix tapestry is unveiled at the opening of the new building at Phoenix School


Autistic children at Bow’s Phoenix School are benefitting after the opening ceremony of a new building unveiled as part of a £7m refurbishment.

Pupils at the Phoenix School in BowPupils at the Phoenix School in Bow

The ceremony also marked the launch of a two week art festival at the school, which caters for autistic children and has moved to a more prominent location in a bid to raise awareness of autism in the community.

The celebrations also included the unveiling of a Phoenix tapestry, to which all of the school’s pupils contributed.

Head teacher Stewart Harris said: “This new building is a realisation of our aspirations for children who attend the school and a shining beacon for autism within the community.

“It will inspire us to push at the boundaries of good practice and to make what is an outstanding school even stronger.”

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