Buildings, yes,strategy, no . . .

Numbers crisis facing Burnley schools shows lack of planning

Thursday, 29th May 2014, 10:00 pm

There is no doubt many parents have sent their children to faith high schools outside Burnley in recent decades.

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But it appears that, while the Building Schools programme gave Burnley some superb new buildings, there was little long-term strategy to underpin the facilities.

Now, a number of our new schools are facing a numbers crisis. That could be worsened by the faith school. The fault lies squarely with the lack of long-term planning.