Thursday, December 07, 2017
Lancashire County Council's Cabinet has agreed to issue statutory notice of its proposal to close Hameldon Community College in Burnley.
Once the statutory notice has been published, there will be a four-week period during which representations can be made about the proposals.
The proposal, if it goes ahead, means that the school would close with effect from 31 August 2018.
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 were considered very carefully, before the decision was taken to move to the next stage of the process.
"Unfortunately, the suggestions we received during the consultation are not viable, so we have no other option. Our paramount concern is always to provide the best education we can for all young people."
The 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 their views.
The final decision will be taken about the proposal in April 2018.
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