Issue details

The Future of Pinfold Primary School, Scarisbrick

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.

Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

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

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/03/2024

Anticipated restriction: Part I  -

Decision due: 11 Apr 2024 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Lead director: Director of Education, Culture and Skills

Department: Education, Culture and Skills

Contact: Sarah Gorst Email:, Janette Hastings Email:


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