§ Mr. Timms
The supply of school places in the Ribble Valley is a matter for Lancashire local education authority (LEA). LEAs have a duty to ensure that there are sufficient school places available for children in their areas. Where LEAs can demonstrate a need for additional places they can apply to the Department for support.
Lancashire LEA plans additional secondary places in the area, in particular through a new 10-classroom block at Ribblesdale High School, which has a planned opening date of September 2002.