Draft School Place Provision Strategy 2017/18 to 2019/20

The role of the county council, as strategic commissioning authority, is to ensure that there are the right number of school places, in the right areas, at the right time to meet demand.

In order to support schools in meeting this aim, the county council is seeking your views on its draft School Place Provision Strategy 2017/18 to 2019/20.

The document sets out a framework for school place commissioning and contains a set of approaches to inform decision making in relation to individual proposals. On occasions where the authority is proposing to make changes to school provision, it will continue to do so in partnership with schools and other partners, with the aim being to reach consensus of those involved whilst adhering to the key driver of improving standards.

It should be noted that any figures included within the strategy, are taken at a set point in time and we acknowledge that figures included now are likely to change in the future as communities and populations change. Therefore, all schools should be assured that the figures will be updated prior to moving forward on any individual proposals.

To view or download the draft School Place Provision Strategy 2017/18 to 2019/20, please visit: http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/schools and click on 'School Organisation Reviews'.

The direct link is: http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/council/performance-inspections-reviews/children-education-and-families/school-organisation-reviews/draft-school-place-provision-strategy-201718-to-201920.aspx

We welcome any comments that you would like to offer about the strategy. Please note that the closing date for comments is Friday 28th April and written comments should be returned to schoolplanning@lancashire.gov.uk.

Alternatively, comments can be posted to:

Asset Management, School Planning Team


PO Box 100, County Hall



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