Decision details

The Future of Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College's Post 16 Provision

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Purpose:

On 1 December 2016, the Governing Body of Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College (LSATPAC) began a statutory consultation on the proposal to discontinue its post 16 sixth form provision, by permanently lowering its age range from 11-18 years to 11-16 years, with effect from 31 August 2018.  The consultation on this proposal took place from 1 December 2016 to 20 January 2017. 

 

As part of the statutory process, a decision should now be taken about the proposal and this will be done by Lancashire County Council, who is the decision maker.  If the Authority does not make a decision within two months from the end of the consultation period, the proposal and any representations about the proposal must be passed to the schools adjudicator for a decision.

 

This is deemed to be a key decision and the provisions of Standing Order No. 25 have been compiled with.

 

Decision:

County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools:

 

(i)  considered the information in this report.

(ii)  approved the proposal of the Governing Body of Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College (LSATPAC), as detailed in the statutory notice, to discontinue its post 16 sixth form provision at by permanently lowering its age range from 11-18 years to 11-16 years, with effect from 31 August 2018.  The proposal is based on concerns about the long term financial viability of the whole school and is linked to the reducing number of students in the sixth form. 

 

(iii)  approved that an appropriate statutory decision letter be sent out, as specified under legal requirements, to give the reasons for the decision to those who are to be informed of them.

 

Date of decision: 08/03/2017

Effective from: 14/03/2017

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