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Conversion to Academy Status - Consultation

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 of 14th September 2020.


After careful consideration and preliminary discussion with the Diocese and other Catholic schools in our area, the Stella Maris Governing Body, which governs both Our Lady & St Patrick’s, Maryport and St Gregory’s, Workington, has decided that they wish to explore conversion to Academy status and, in particular, to join the Mater Christi Multi Academy Trust.


We invite all our stakeholders to consult on this proposal, details of which are outlined in the letter below. 

MAT Consultation Letter 24.01.22