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Trinity CE/Methodist Primary School

Lancashire County Council is proposing to expand Trinity CE/Methodist Primary School, Chorley, PR7 7HZ, increasing its capacity from 420 to 630.

On 12 August 2015 the cabinet member for children, young people and schools decided to approve the expansion of Trinity CE/Methodist Primary School. Implementation of the expansion will begin September 2016.


19 January 2015 to 13 February 2015

Informal consultation

19 May 2015

Cabinet Member decision making session to consider the results of the consultation and decide whether to publish a statutory notice on the proposal

16 June 2015 Stage one - publication of statutory notice
16 June - 13 July 2015 Stage two - representation
12 August 2015 Stage three - final decision by cabinet member
1 September 2016 Stage four - implementation (if approved)

The timetable has been changed to mitigate some of the risks to the project.

About the review process

Cabinet reports and decisions

12 August 2015 - final decision on the proposal to permanently expand Trinity CE/Methodist Primary School.

19 May 2015 - report and decision to publish a statutory notice: Proposed expansion of Trinity Church of England/Methodist Primary School, Chorley

12 January 2015 - report and decision to consult: The provision of additional primary school places in Lancashire.


As a result of the recent growth in the number of births in the area and the effects of significant housing development, the number of school places currently available will not be enough to meet the increased demand as the children reach school age. Therefore, additional permanent places are needed in the Euxton area, which includes Buckshaw Village.

The cabinet member for children, young people and schools approved the temporary expansion of Trinity Church of England/Methodist Primary School, on 4 December 2014, to provide an additional 30 places in Reception year in September 2015 for one year only. This temporary expansion will be enabled by using existing accommodation on the site.

On 12 January 2015, the cabinet member for children, young people and schools approved a period of consultation to be undertaken on a proposal to allow a permanent increase in Reception intake from 60 to 90 places for September 2016 and beyond to Trinity Church of England/Methodist Primary School. This will be enabled by expanding the school onto a second site (currently referred to locally as 'Group One' site) which is secured for the provision of primary school places on Buckshaw Village. Should this occur, appropriate changes to the admission criteria will be considered by the governing body.