Lancashire TelegraphBackers of Burnley free school say consultation a success (From Lancashire Telegraph)

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Backers of Burnley free school say consultation a success

THE BACKERS of the proposed Burnley High School said a consultation into the plans has been a success.

Chapel Street, who are behind the bid for Burnley’s first free school, said they had the backing of parents in particular.

Overall their consultation reported that 59 per cent of the 200 respondents backed the plan.

Their figures show 44 per cent strongly agree and 15 per cent agree that a new secondary school was needed in the area.

A spokeswoman said: “The results of the consultation into Burnley High School have been collected, and it is clear that local parents are keen for the state-funded free school to open in September.

“Of those who responded to the consultation, over 43 per cent have a child who would be eligible to attend in either 2014 or later.

“The majority of these respondents either strongly agree or agree that a new school is needed.

“Such support is fantastic news and reiterates the desire for a new school within the local community specialising in science, technology, engineering and maths with a focus on sustainability and project-based learning. Burnley High School will be child centred, family focused and community minded and operate with an inclusive Christian ethos.”

The school is currently awaiting the go ahead from the Department for Education regarding funding and specifics regarding a site.

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8:17am Mon 27 Jan 14

Steven Seagull says...

Are the Pyong yang telegraph allowing comments on any other articles on here???
Are the Pyong yang telegraph allowing comments on any other articles on here??? Steven Seagull
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8:20am Mon 27 Jan 14

DaveBurnley says...

"Overall their consultation reported that 59 per cent of the 200 respondents backed the plan."



Did they all use the same address?
"Overall their consultation reported that 59 per cent of the 200 respondents backed the plan." Did they all use the same address? DaveBurnley
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9:58am Mon 27 Jan 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

DaveBurnley wrote:
"Overall their consultation reported that 59 per cent of the 200 respondents backed the plan."



Did they all use the same address?
I think the school will be a breath of fresh air and is certainly a preferable option to send my eldest child to in 18 months, and I have already put his name down.
I went to the open evening and the prospectus looks impressive and is certainly a step-up from the other so-called super-schools in the Burnley area.
[quote][p][bold]DaveBurnley[/bold] wrote: "Overall their consultation reported that 59 per cent of the 200 respondents backed the plan." Did they all use the same address?[/p][/quote]I think the school will be a breath of fresh air and is certainly a preferable option to send my eldest child to in 18 months, and I have already put his name down. I went to the open evening and the prospectus looks impressive and is certainly a step-up from the other so-called super-schools in the Burnley area. Champagne plus charlie
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12:26pm Mon 27 Jan 14

midas says...

Will it be for whites only?
Will it be for whites only? midas
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