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The Future of Pinfold Primary School, Scarisbrick

Meeting: 11/04/2024 - Cabinet (Item 14)

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Cabinet considered a report on the future of Pinfold Primary School, Scarisbrick. It was noted that 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, which will be undertaken by Lancashire County Council as the decision maker. It was further noted that if the authority did 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.


Resolved: That:


(i)  The proposal, as detailed in the Statutory Notice, to close Pinfold Primary School, Scarisbrick, with implementation commencing from 19 April 2024, be approved;

(ii)  The proposal, as detailed in the Statutory Notice, to expand Kingsbury Primary School, Skelmersdale, onto a satellite on the site of Pinfold Primary School, creating up to 20 special school places commencing from 22 April 2024, be approved; and

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