A school is set to make up to 20 per cent of its staff posts redundant due to a squeeze on finances.
Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School in Oswaldtwistle has started a consultation with staff to make voluntary redundancies.
Headteacher Paul Trickett expects five teachers and up to 15 admin and support staff to have left by September 2014.
Mr Trickett said: “We have just started our consultation on making a number of redundancies due to a fall in our budget.
“This has happened because there has been a fall in the number of students coming to the school due to low numbers in the local primaries. There has also been a structural change in the way our funding is given.
“What we have got coming in does not match up with the levels of staff that we have got.
“We will see five teachers leave and around a dozen to 15 other posts made redundant.”
Mr Trickett was keen to stress that these redundancies would in no way affect the ability of the school.
He said: “Our results are excellent, we are the 10th best in the county. We have got an absolutely magnificent staff here, you can see that in the way we outperform our competitors. I can assure parents that quality will continue.”