St Matthew’s Church of England Primary School is a Voluntary Aided School and as such, the governing body are the admissions authority and responsible for the admissions policy. At St Matthew’s we seek to serve the needs of children who are members of the Anglican Church and also the primary educational requirements of the community in general by providing education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. The permitted number of admissions into our Reception class from September 2017 is 60 pupils; in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classes the permitted number of admissions is 30 pupils. Parents may apply for their child to join St Matthew’s in line with the relevant Admissions Policy via the Local Authority (LA) and will be informed by the LA should their application be successful.
To view our admissions policy please click here.
Regular school attendance is essential if children are to maximise their educational opportunities and so it is very important that children attend school regularly and on time. Regular attendance at school enables children to make the best of the educational opportunities available to them. If your child is absent from school, please contact the school office on the first day of absence to let us know the reason why.
You can view our attendance policy by clicking here.
In the event of school having to close due to unforeseen circumstances such as severe weather, a text will be sent via our text messaging service. Local radio will also be notified and information will be broadcast concerning school closure. You can read our inclement weather policy by clicking here.
At St Matthew’s we are proud of our children’s good behaviour. We expect appropriate and respectful behaviour in the classroom, the playground, at school events and in the wider community. Children are made aware that bullying, racism and disruptive or anti-social behaviour is not tolerated. These expectations are enforced through a system of rewarding positive behaviour and sanctions for inappropriate behaviour. We believe it is important that children are made aware of the difference between right and wrong, and learn that there are consequences when they do wrong and equally that there are rewards when they behave well. Any instances of poor behaviour will be brought to the attention of the head teacher and parents or carers will be informed. We hope that, as parents, you will support us in this.
For more information on our school behaviour policy please click here.
The school is committed to delivering a broad and balanced curriculum to all children whether they are in the Foundation Stage, Key Stage One or Key Stage Two. The curriculum is an entitlement and work is differentiated so that it challenges and stretches the brightest child but can also be understood by a child who may find learning difficult and needs extra help to complete tasks.
We aim to put our children at the centre of their own learning and place great emphasis on nurturing skills and attitudes such as resourcefulness, resilience and co-operation. Our teachers bring the National Curriculum alive by making links between the individual subjects and applying them to topics. Themes have included: Dragon slayer, Rotten Romans, Groovy Greeks and Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!
To view our Teaching and Learning policy which forms the base of our curriculum please click here.
To view year group curriculums please use the 'Pupils' Tab above.
To view our Charging and Remissions policy click here and for all other policies use the 'About Us' Tab.