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Sixth form provision consultation

Sixth form provision consultation
March 8, 2023 Dave Gooderham
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The Trustees of Sigma Trust and Colne Community School and College are seeking your views on the future of post-16 provision at the Colne Community School and College.

The proposal is not to recruit new sixth form students from September 2023 and that the provision, which has not had any enrolments for the last two academic years, should be formally closed. This will not impact upon any current students or staff members.

The final decision will be made by the Regional DfE Director on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE) following the submission of a Significant Change Application by the Trust.

If this proposal is accepted, we will also be changing the schools nomination to The Colne Community School. But it is important to stress that no decisions have been made. The Trustees of The Sigma Trust wish to consult widely, particularly with parents and the school.

In a letter to stakeholders, Executive Headteacher Neil Gallagher said: “I write to you today to inform you of the proposed plans to close the sixth form provision here at the Colne and the required consultation for this proposal.

“The decision to progress with this consultation has been made with a heavy heart however I do believe it is the best decision for our school.

“Your opinions will be valued and all feedback and comments from this consultation period will be considered before any final decision is made. I welcome all viewpoints.”

The consultation period will run from Wednesday 8th March 2023 until midnight on Wednesday 19th April 2023.

Please click here for a copy of the consultation letter.

All representations must be made in writing to