Decision details

The Future of Pinfold Primary School, Scarisbrick

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes


On 14 February 2024, the Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills took an urgent decision on behalf of Cabinet agreeing to a statutory notice being published to begin a representation period on the proposed closure of Pinfold Primary School, Scarisbrick and repurposing the building as a satellite site to Kingsbury Primary School, Skelmersdale.


As part of the statutory process, a decision should now be taken about the proposal and this will be done by Lancashire County Council, which 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 deemend to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C18  have been complied with.


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

Reason Key: Significant effect in 2 or more electoral divisions;

Corporate Priorities : Caring for the vulnerable;

Divisions Affected: Skelmersdale Central; Skelmersdale East; Skelmersdale West; West Lancashire East; West Lancashire North; West Lancashire West;

Contact: Sarah Gorst Email:, Janette Hastings Email:

Date of decision: 11/04/2024

Effective from: 17/04/2024