Increased school places at Balshaw Lane Primary School, Chorley

Friday, March 10, 2017

Lancashire County Council's cabinet member for children, young people and schools has agreed to permanently expand Balshaw Lane Community Primary School in Euxton, Chorley.

The school, on Bredon Avenue, will be able to accept 15 extra pupils in reception class each September from 2018.

This expansion means that the number of pupils who are admitted every year will increase from 45 to 60.

The need for additional primary school places is due to a rise in the birth rate coupled with the effect of significant housing development in the area.

County Councillor Tomlinson said: "We need to increase the size of this popular school to meet additional demand for places now and in the future. I'm delighted that we'll be able to provide an extra 15 pupil places from September 2018.

"We are constantly reviewing changing demographic factors to make sure the number and location of the school places we provide are adequate throughout Lancashire. It's great that we've been able to offer these extra places which will be a real boost for the local community.

"We are looking forward to being able to accommodate more children next year."

The Headteacher at Balshaw Lane Community Primary School, Helen Gregson, said: "I am delighted to be able to welcome more pupils to our school soon.

"There is always a high demand to attend this school, which obviously causes a pressure on places. Hopefully this will now be eased."


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