Next step agreed towards closure of Hendon Brook Short Stay School, Nelson
Friday, January 17, 2020
Lancashire County Council's Cabinet has agreed to issue a public notice of its proposal to close Hendon Brook Short Stay School in Nelson.
Once the statutory notice has been published, there will be a four-week period during which representations can be made about the proposal.
If the proposal goes ahead the school would close with effect from 31 August this year.
County Councillor Phillippa Williamson, 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.
"Our paramount concern is always to provide the best education we can for all young people and because of this we have no other option."
The consultation period and discussion with the local community ran from Monday 9 September until Friday 18 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.