Consultation – St Thomas More First School – Preschool

Proposed incorporation of a Preschool at St Thomas More Catholic First School 


St Thomas More Catholic First School is currently a school for pupils aged 4 to 9.  From September 2021 the school wishes to incorporate a Preschool onsite within the Early Years provision.  

The School strives to provide a Catholic education that inspires learning and growth both academically and spiritually.  The aim is to continually improve and develop our School for the community it serves, and we believe incorporating a Preschool will aid in our mission to provide this.  We wish to enhance the Early Year’s environment by incorporating links between the proposed Preschool and Reception Class to inspire this learning and growth.

Why are we consulting now, and how do I respond?

We are keen to understand the views of our local community and so, as per best practice recommended by the Department for Education (DfE), we have incorporated a period of consultation into the decision-making process.  The consultation will run from Friday 12th February to Friday 12th March 2021.   We are running this consultation by providing information via this letter and on our consultation webpage.  We welcome responses electronically on the consultation webpage. Please visit: Pre School Consultation St Thomas More Catholic First School (

What are the next stages in the process?

Responses will be received throughout the consultation period, which ends Friday 12th March 2021.  These will be evaluated, and the School will publish the outcomes on the website. 

Register of interests for a pre-school place can be made by visiting the consultation webpage as detailed above. 

Mr T Leverage 

Catholic Senior Executive Leader

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic MAC