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South Ribble and Chorley schools closed for day for general election

Posted on - 4th July, 2024 - 8:20am | Author - | Posted in - Chorley locations, Chorley News, Education, Penwortham, Politics, Schools, South Ribble Locations, South Ribble News, Walton-le-Dale
A polling station in Lancashire. Credit: Blog Preston
A polling station in Lancashire. Credit: Blog Preston

Four schools across South Ribble and Chorley are closed today for the general election.

The school buildings are being used as polling stations as the public heads to the polls to decide their next MP – and ultimately the next government.

In South Ribble, Cop Lane Church of England Primary School and Coupe Green Primary School are closed. Walton-le-Dale Primary School is described as a ‘part school closure’ with years one to six, and the nursery, closed.

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In Chorley, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School is closed.

A spokesperson for Lancashire County Council said of Coupe Green Primary School: “The Headteacher has considered all options, along with risk assessing the possibility of keeping school open.

“However, we are unable to fully separate the public and secure the school grounds, so therefore, for safeguarding reasons, school will have to close on this date.”

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