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Overwhelming majority of primary pupils get preferred school placement

More than 99% of Lancashire children starting primary school in September have been offered a place at one of their three preferred primary schools. It is anticipated the final number receiving a preferred place will increase further as waiting lists are applied.

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Further action taken to improve SEND provision in Lancashire

Further action to create more SEND provision in Lancashire to meet the growing demand has been taken by Lancashire County Council's cabinet this week.

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Public health bosses back new campaign to drive up childhood vaccinations

Public health bosses in Lancashire are urging families to protect their children against serious diseases that are re-emerging in England and the North West.

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Secondary School Offer Day 2024: Thousands of families in Lancashire receive the news they've been waiting for

The majority of children due to attend secondary school in Lancashire will be going to their preferred school in September, as parents received the much-awaited news this morning.

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Have your say on proposals to expand Pinfold Primary School in Ormskirk

Residents in Ormskirk are being invited to have their say on proposals to close Pinfold Primary School and repurpose it as a specialist satellite provision.

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Have your say on plans to expand Archbishop Temple CoE High School

Residents in Preston are being invited to have their say on proposals to expand Archbishop Temple Church of England High School.

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'Best Start in Life' children's service is visited by Dame Andrea Leadsom

A ground-breaking service which aims to give children the Best Start in Life has been visited by Dame Andrea Leadsom, who saw first-hand the difference it is making to families' lives.

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Stashes of illegal vapes and cigarettes worth £84,000 seized in Chorley and Preston

Lancashire County Council's Trading Standards officers joined forces with Lancashire Constabulary to seize more than 5,600 packs of illegal cigarettes, hand rolling tobacco, and over-sized illegal vapes in a day of action on Wednesday 24 January.

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Volunteering project at libraries aims to tackle loneliness in Burnley

Libraries across Burnley will be boosted with a £88,000 grant for a new project which aims to create volunteering opportunities and tackle loneliness.

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Households will have weekly food waste collections from early 2026

Residents across Lancashire will be given weekly food waste collections from early 2026, as part of national recycling reforms.

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Cabinet to consider series of proposals to create more school places in Preston

A series of projects that aim to create hundreds of new school places in Preston will go before Lancashire County Council's cabinet this week.

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Apply for a primary school place before January deadline

Parents who have not yet applied for a primary school place in Lancashire for their child for September 2024 have until Monday, 15th January to make their application.