TWO schools for students with complex needs could be relocated on to one site after council bosses said their current facilities  are "not fit for purpose".

Town hall bosses are considering plans to merge Trafford High School and Trafford Medical Education Centre in a bid to improve services.

The move would see the two Urmston schools take over the former Brentwood School site in Timperley.

The school closed its doors in 2016 after being relocated to a new purpose built facility in Cherry Lane in Sale.

The building has been empty ever since but has now been earmarked for refurbishment.

Bosses have called the move a necessary step that will provide 90 pupils with an "improved learning experience".

The site, in Brentwood Avenue, already has science, art, and design and technology classrooms.

There is also a gym and canteen with opportunities to provide additional lessons in construction or hairdressing.

The proposals were discussed by the authority’s executive committee.

Cllr Jane Baugh said: “What is important is that we create a learning environment where young people can develop.

“We already know these two schools just aren’t up to the required standard.

“The request to combine them has come from council officers who feel very strongly about the move.

“However, the building at Brentwood has suffered some damage, but funds will be available to make alterations.”

Cllr Baugh also said the headteachers at both schools had been "instrumental" in developing the proposals.

A council report stated that the main hall at Trafford High, which caters for up to 60 children  with "social, mental and emotional health needs", cannot be used as a gym.

It added that the outside area is in poor condition and the canteen is too small.

There are no science facilities and pupils travel to Wellacre Academy to carry out experiments.

Meanwhile, the Trafford Medical Education building, in Flixton Road, was previously a youth club.

It provides education for up to 30 pupils with medical issues "following lengthy periods of non-schooling".

“The space upstairs does not have disabled access and therefore has limited usage,”  added the report.

“There are no science labs or suitable area for the pupils to eat ­— and the room used for assessments has no window.”

Cllr Michael Whetton, shadow executive for children’s services, backed the proposals.

He said: “I fully agree with the reasons behind this ­— it is a very sensible move ­— and will make better use of resources.

“You only need to look at the two buildings to see that it makes sense because they are clearly not fit for purpose.”

The authority now plans to consult with school governors, teachers, parents and residents on the proposals before reaching a decision.