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St Cecilia’s High School to expand school places

Posted on - 12th June, 2023 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Education, Longridge, Politics, Preston News, Ribble Valley News, Schools
St Cecilia’s in Chapel Hill, Longridge Pic: Google

In Longridge plans to increase the admission numbers at St Cecilia’s Roman Catholic High School by 23 places per year from 2023/2024 have been agreed by the Diocese of Salford and Lancashire County Council.

Funding is being given for four additional classroom blocks and an external play area.

The project will be delivered through the Diocese of Salford in accordance with the terms and conditions of a grant agreement between Lancashire County Council, The Governing Body of St Cecilia’s Roman Catholic High School and Salford Roman Catholic Diocesan Trustees.

Read more: Longridge High School expansion plans

In line with Department for Education guidance, a public consultation is not required for this proposed development due to its scale.

County Councillor Jayne Rear, Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member for education and skills, said: “As a local authority we have statutory duty to ensure there are enough high-quality school places available to meet demand.

“The actions taken by our cabinet will ensure that we will meet this statutory duty and deliver additional school places in areas where we know need them most.

“Providing additional school places will always need to be carefully managed to mitigate the overall impact and residents can be assured this will be the case for all of our planned schemes.”

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