Decision details

Future Viability of Thomas Whitham Sixth Form

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No


In July 2019, the governing body of Thomas Whitham Sixth Form asked Lancashire County Council to consult on the future viability of the school. Therefore, between 16 September and 1 November 2019, the local authority consulted on the future viability of Thomas Whitham Sixth Form, Burnley. Under the statutory process, the authority is now required to consider the responses to the stage 1 consultation and decide whether to publish a Statutory Notice on a proposal to close the school from 31 August 2020.


The purpose of this report is to provide the information necessary for that decision to be considered.



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


Date of decision: 16/01/2020

Effective from: 22/01/2020