Proposals to bring a new primary school to Goosnargh are being consulted on.Advertisement
Lancashire County Council says it has begun an informal consultation on the idea to establish the new school in the former Whittingham Hospital site.
The new primary school is needed due to the rapid increase in new homes in Goosnargh, Whittingham, Grimsargh, Longridge and surrounding areas as well as a rising birth rate.
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The county council say over time the school would grow to have 420 pupils.
It would operate as a ‘free school’ and would open from September 2025.
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County Councillor Jayne Rear, Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member for education and skills, said: “Establishing a new primary school on the former Whittingham Hospital site will create the necessary places needed in Goosnargh to meet demand.
“We’re now seeking views from residents on the plans through an informal consultation. There will also be an opportunity to comment on the plans as part of a formal consultation, which is expected later this year.”
The informal consultation runs until Sunday 9 July and comments can be made via the county council website.
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