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Provision of Additional Secondary School Places in Burnley

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.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £1,600,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Burnley Central East; Burnley Central West; Burnley North East; Burnley Rural; Burnley South West;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I  -

Decision due: 8 Aug 2019 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools

Lead director: Executive Director of Education and Children's Services

Contact: Rachael Hamilton Email: Tel: 0177253505, Steph Rhodes Email: Tel: 01772 531957.


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