Headteacher's Welcome


On behalf of all the pupils, staff and governors I would like to welcome you to St Thomas’ Leesfield Church of England Primary School.

It is the new academic year of 2022-23 and we are looking forward to providing another year of fun-filled and motivational learning. We are pleased to welcome back all of our Leesfield children and look forward to meeting our new Reception children, who will be beginning their educational journey with us from September.

In the summer, we said goodbye to our dedicated Headteacher Mrs Glynn, who had served the school and community for many happy years. It is now my absolute privilege to take over the Headteacher role, leading the school forwards and striving for excellence and the best possible outcomes for all within our Leesfield family. Having started my teaching career at St Thomas’ over a decade ago, I have great experience working within this nurturing, high-quality and diverse environment and I will do all that I can to ensure that each and every child can be the best they can be in the sight of God.

Working alongside me is a dedicated team of staff that will continue to provide the best possible education and start in life for our children. We are pleased to welcome a new teacher – Miss Nutter – into Year 4. She is an enthusiastic and keen practitioner and we are delighted that she is joining our experienced team. Mrs Ragan will continue her role as Assistant Headteacher, as the leadership team look forward to continuing to lead the vision for our school, along with our conscientious Governing Body, whom always ensure that we are challenged and supported.

An integral part of our school ethos is our relationship with families. We work closely together to ensure that any concerns are taken seriously and dealt with swiftly.  We operate an open door policy and parents are encouraged to raise any concerns or worries at a mutually convenient time.

You will find lots of useful information about the school on this website which we hope will give you a feel of our fabulous school – including details of our new start time: 08:50am. Remember to be ‘in the line for 10 to 9’!

Our school will continue to work in collaboration with eight other Lees and Saddleworth Schools as we form the Dovestone Learning Partnership – we work closely together to develop a culture of collaboration, our moto is to ‘Be Stronger Together For All Pupils.’

Here’s to a happy and successful year for all our Leesfield family.

Mr James Whittaker