All the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Lancaster have been invited by our bishop, Rev Paul Swarbrick to consider converting to an academy and join a Catholic Multi Academy Trust (MAT).
Please see his introductory letter below.
There are MATs in the diocese (which stretches from Preston to the Scottish Borders). Our MAT will be the Mater Ecclesiae (Mother of the Church) and will eventually be made up of the 23 Catholic primary and secondary schools in the greater Preston area. Bishop Paul has requested everyone to join one of the MATs by 2026.
The Governors of Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School feel that this is an exciting opportunity and are considering being in Wave 2 of the schools converting to an academy. This process will take place this school year in readiness for a potential April 2024 conversion.
As part of the conversion process the Governors will consult all school stakeholders, which includes:
The consultation period commences on Tuesday 6th June 2023 and closes at 3pm on Tuesday 4th July 2023
Please see the additional information below for parents (other stakeholders have been contacted directly). This includes a letter outlining the process and a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Please note the FAQs will be updated a couple of times during the consultation period.
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