Issue details

Future Viability of Thomas Whitham Sixth Form

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.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Brierfield & Nelson West; Burnley Central East; Burnley Central West; Burnley North East; Burnley Rural; Burnley South West; Mid Rossendale; Nelson East; Pendle Central; Pendle Rural; Rossendale East; Rossendale West;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/01/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part I  -

Decision due: 16 Jan 2020 by Cabinet

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

Contact: Sarah Hirst Email: Tel: 01772 531842.


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