Lancashire

Lancaster's Skerton High School: consultation over closure

Skerton Community High School Lancaster
An Ofsted inspection report in April described the school as "inadequate"

A consultation is to be held on the future of a school described as "inadequate" by education inspectors, Lancashire County Council has said.

"Everybody and anybody" will be welcome to discuss the future of Lancaster's Skerton Community High School, the cabinet member for schools said.

Matthew Tomlinson said low pupil numbers and teaching standards were two of the reasons the school could close.

The consultation will start in September, after the summer break.

The school has fewer than 200 students and Mr Tomlinson said only 18 had applied to start the next academic year, even though it has provision for 90 students.

An Ofsted inspection report in April described the school as "inadequate".

The authority said pupils would be transferred to other schools in the area if it did close.

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