Issue details

Proposed Closure of Southfield Technology College and Stainburn School and Science College and the Presumption of a New Academy in Workington

Following the Ofsted outcome on 15 January 2014 to place both schools in special measures, a consultation on the closure of Stainburn and Southfield schools and the opening of a new single school in Workington as an academy, commenced on 20 January 2014 and will end on 3 March 2014.    This report is to seek approval from Members, with the aid of analysis from the consultation, to make the decision to publish a statutory proposal on the closure of both schools and to open a single secondary school in Workington. 

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/01/2014

Anticipated restriction: Public  -

Decision due: Not before 3rd Apr 2014 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children's Services

Lead director: Executive Director - People (Deputy Chief Executive)

Contact: John Macilwraith, Executive Director - People (Deputy Chief Executive) 5 Portland Square, Carlisle Cumbria Email: Tel: 01228 226833.


Consultation with schools’ staff, governors, parents and the community on 4 & 5 February 2014.  Consultation will also take place with the pupils via the school councils.

Allerdale Local Committees comments have been sought and will be included in the report. 

Relevant Scrutiny Committee / Advisory Board: Children & Young People's Scrutiny Advisory Board