School place provision planning


The County Council is the Strategic Commissioner of Education Provision in Lancashire. The school place provision strategy sets out how we will carry out our responsibility for ensuring there are the right number of school places, in the right areas, at the right time to meet demand.

The School Planning Team delivers the school place provision strategy on behalf of the County Council. Where appropriate, a review of school place provision will happen in key areas, and the current projects in progress or recently completed are detailed below. All statutory reviews must follow a statutory review process.

The School Planning Team can be contacted via

Thomas Whitham Sixth Form

Consultation on the future viability of Thomas Whitham Sixth Form.

Hendon Brook Short Stay School

Consultation on the future of Hendon Brook Short Stay School, Nelson.

Bleasdale Church of England Primary School

Proposal to consult on the future of Bleasdale Church of England Primary School.

Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre

Proposal to discontinue the post 16 sixth form provision.

Hameldon Community College

Proposal to consult on the future of Hameldon Community College.

Barrow Primary School

Proposal to expand Barrow Primary School by providing 10 additional places at reception age.

School place provision strategy 2017/18 to 2019/20

Strategy for the provision of school places.