Decision details

Provision of Additional Secondary School Places in Burnley

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes


Lancashire County Council has a statutory duty to ensure that a primary or secondary school place is available for every child of statutory school age living in Lancashire who requests one.


This report outlines the need for additional secondary school places in Burnley, following the closure of Hameldon Community College in August 2019. Measures have been put in place to provide the places required for September 2019, through schools taking additional pupils on a temporary basis, and this report proposes the permanent expansion of Shuttleworth College and Unity College to provide the required permanent places.


This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.



The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.


Date of decision: 08/08/2019

Effective from: 14/08/2019