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5th June, 2018

Dear Parents,

It is with great sadness that I am writing to inform you that, after a long illness, Matthew Thompson passed away yesterday morning. Mr. Thompson has been part of the family of St. Catherine’s for over twenty years, and there are so many families in Leyland who have been touched by his outstanding teaching over the years. The outpouring of sorrow that we have seen in just 24 hours has been testament to this.

To his pupils, Mr. Thompson was an inspiration. They loved and respected him, and worked hard for him. I know that parents appreciated very much his dedication to their children: his interest in their progress continued into high school and beyond.

For the staff, Mr. Thompson was not just a colleague but also a dear friend, offering support with understanding and humour. This was vital for the well-being of us all through the school’s recent journey.

I know that you will remember Mr. Thompson and his family in your prayers.

He will be truly missed.

Funeral to take place on Thursday 14th June at 12.30pm at St Michael's Church in Ashton, Preston.

Barbara Coulton

Headteacher

Cheriton Primary School
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