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Consultation to convert to Academy Status

You may be aware that the Diocese of Lancaster worked closely with the Department for Education in 2021 to form the Mater Christi Multi-Academy Trust which opened with eight Catholic primary and secondary schools in September 2021. The vision behind this initiative was set out in Bishop Paul's letter to parishioners on 14th September 2020.  After careful consideration and preliminary discussion with the Diocese and other catholic schools in our area, the Governors of St John Henry Newman Catholic School have decided that they wish to explore conversion to Academy status and, in particular, to join the Mater Christi Multi Academy Trust.

There will be a consultation meeting for you to hear more and raise any queries you may have or make comments about this. The staff meeting will be on Tuesday 21 November at 3:15pm in the school assembly hall, and the open meeting for anyone who would like to ask questions or hear more information will be held on the same day, Tuesday 21 November at 5:30pm, also in the school assembly hall. We intend these meetings to be face to face, but if Google Meet is preferred we can do both. 

A copy of the letter and an FAQ document can be found on our letters page.

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