PARENT CONSULTATION ON A PROPOSED AMALGAMATION OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL AND WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS.
Dear parents and carers,
The last three years have seen unprecedented changes, both to our lives and communities. Unfortunately, this has also had an impact on schools’ finances with fewer pupils in primary schools across London, including at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School.
Below is an important letter from the Chairs of Governors of both Westminster Cathedral and St Vincent de Paul schools regarding a proposed amalgamation (merging) of the two schools from September 2022. Please read the contents of it carefully.
The welfare and education of our pupils is key to providing them with a secure future. The amalgamation is being proposed to ensure we continue to offer the most beneficial education and school environment for your children.
A consultation will run from Monday 11 October to Friday 12 November 2021. Your feedback on the proposal is important and welcomed. Feedback can be shared in writing or in person at meetings to be held at St. Vincent de Paul School. Further details can be found in the attached letter.
We understand that you may have concerns and queries but respectfully ask that you direct any questions or feedback as outlined in the letter, and not by questioning school staff, who themselves are being consulted in a similar way.
You may also want to discuss this with your children, although as this is the start of the process and nothing is decided yet, please keep this in mind when communicating the consultation with children. Our objective is to minimise distraction from this so they can focus on their learning and we would appreciate your support with that.
The education and welfare of the pupils remain our priority as staff and governors
Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.
Chair of Governors
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School