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New Goosnargh primary school consultation started

Posted on - 17th June, 2023 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Education, Grimsargh, Politics, Preston News, Ribble Valley News, Schools
The former Whittingham Hospital site

Proposals to bring a new primary school to Goosnargh are being consulted on.

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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.

Read more: New housing development in Whittingham includes low-cost homes

The county council say over time the school would grow to have 420 pupils.

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It would operate as a ‘free school’ and would open from September 2025.

Read more: St Cecilia’s High School to expand school places

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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