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Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre

Lancashire County Council is proposing to discontinue the post 16 sixth form provision delivered by Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre, Royal Avenue, Kirkham, PR4 2ST, by permanently lowering its age range from 11-18 years to 11-16 years, with effect from 31 August 2019.

On 7 December 2017, cabinet gave approval for a consultation to take place on this proposal from 18 December 2017 to 2 February 2018. Cabinet will consider the results of the consultation at a decision making session within two months of the representation period closing.

You can view the complete proposal electronically:

Copies of the complete proposal can also be inspected at Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre; at Preston City Council offices; at Fylde Borough Council offices; at Lancashire County Council's County Hall offices; and Kirkham library. Copies can be obtained from Sarah Hirst in the Learning and Skills Service at the address below.

How to respond

Any person may object to or make comments on the proposal by post to:

Sarah Hirst
Learning and Skills Service,
Room C24,
PO Box 100,
County Hall,
Preston,
PR1 0LD

Or email to: sarah.hirst@lancashire.gov.uk.

To be considered as part of the decision making process to determine the proposal, responses must be received no later than 2 February 2018.

Timescales

7 December 2017 Cabinet meeting to decide whether to publish a statutory notice on the proposal
18 December 2017  Stage one – publication of statutory notice
18 December 2017 to 2 February 2018  Stage two – representation
March 2018  Stage three – final decision by cabinet
31 August 2019  Stage 4 – implementation (if approved)

Cabinet reports and decisions

7 December 2017 – cabinet report and decision to consult and publish statutory notice

Background

Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre approached the local authority in September 2017 and informed us of their wish to consult on the future of their post 16 provision due to concerns about its financial and educational viability. Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre has low and reducing student numbers and a narrowing curriculum offer in its sixth form, both of which are impacting on the financial viability of the school.

As a result of these discussions, cabinet made the decision for the Lancashire County Council to proceed with the proposal. In accordance with the statutory process, a statutory public notice and the complete proposal have been published. Following the publication of the statutory public, a formal representation period will commence from 18 December 2017 to 2 February 2018, during which time interested parties are able to submit written comments on the proposal.

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