A new learning support centre for students with special educational needs is to be set up at the English School Foundation's West Island School. The centre will operate from September for 24 students in three classrooms with additional support areas and resources. Its start-up and operating cost is HK$17.3 million, funded by the Education Bureau and ESF. Currently, there are 77 learning support places across the ESF's primary schools and 28 in the secondary sector. Another 60 places for students with moderate to severe needs are offered at the Jockey Club Sarah Roe School.