Proposal about Hameldon Community College to be considered

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The future of Hameldon Community College in Burnley will be considered by Lancashire County Council's cabinet when it meets on Thursday 7 December.

Cabinet will consider a proposal to publish a statutory notice to close the school with effect from 31 August 2018. As part of the process, interested parties would then have a further four weeks to make written representations.

County Councillor Susie Charles, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools, said: "I'd like to reassure everyone that all views we received during the consultation will be considered very carefully, before any further action is taken.

"We asked people to share their views with us to help us to make a decision about the future of the school. If councillors agree with the proposal, it means that we are moving to the next stage of the process, not that we are closing the school yet.

"Our paramount concern is always to provide the best education we can for all young people."

A consultation period and discussion with the local community ran from Monday 11 September until Friday 20 October.

A consultation event, attended by education officers from the county council, was also held to give parents, staff and other interested parties the chance to ask questions and express any views they may have.

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