Welcome from the Headteacher



I am pleased to welcome you to St Matthew’s School. 

St Matthew’s is a successful and happy Church of England primary school. From our nursery class to Year 6, the children are at the centre of all we do and achieve. We are ambitious for our pupils and their academic achievements, encouraging high expectations and aspirations for children and adults alike. We are an inclusive, safe, learning-focused school, serving an exciting and diverse community. For nursery age pupils, part time and full time places are  available.

Caring Christian values are central to the ethos of St Matthew’s School where each child is known and encouraged as an individual with specific talents and needs. We believe in developing independent and resilient learners with a positive growth mindset. Our skilled and dedicated teachers endeavour to maximise each child’s potential, by providing a wide range of educational experiences and opportunities to help them develop spiritually, socially and morally as well as academically.

We are proud of all our children and their families and all that we can offer them at St Matthew’s School.

We love showing parents and prospective pupils around our school. Please contact the school office (01737 762080) to make an appointment to visit the school or to attend one of our open mornings. 


We look forward to meeting you.

Yours sincerely

J Lightfoot


  • 01:00 AM - Thu 1 January Our Year 6 children are working with great determination on the Sportshall Athletics Pantathlon programme
  • 01:00 AM - Thu 1 January Some imaginative ideas flowing here at Aim High writing day
  • 01:00 AM - Thu 1 January Welcome to all those attending our parents workshop on vocabulary
  • 01:00 AM - Thu 1 January We did it!Not an easy night but so worth it. £6.5k raised. Well done to all my colleagues and friends. 🙏🏼🙏🏼
  • 01:00 AM - Thu 1 January Well, tonight’s the night. My incredible Robes Sleepout Team have raised almost £6k to shelter the homeless this winter. We will soon be pitching up for a night sleeping rough in London. Thank you to all who have sponsored + for those who plan to: 🙏🏼🥶🛌
  • 01:00 AM - Thu 1 January We did it!Not an easy night but so worth it. £6.5k raised. Well done to all my colleagues and friends who slept out to raise money for the homeless.
  • 01:00 AM - Thu 1 January Well done to our football team who won 2-0
  • 01:00 AM - Thu 1 January Both teams came away with wins with the Blue Team winning 4-0 and Yellow Team 6-0. Players of the match are Rhianne for the Blue Team and Nicole for the Yellow Team. Well done everyone!
  • 01:00 AM - Thu 1 January We are super proud of our netball team players who played with great tenacity against Furzefield at home on Tuesday. Captained by Lily (Blue Team) and Thomas (Yellow Team) they showed strength in their passing and interception skills but we do need to keep practicing our shooting
  • 01:00 AM - Thu 1 January A fantastic trip! Children were amazing and have learnt how to do so many jobs!
  • 01:00 AM - Thu 1 January Rev Anna is helping us think about saying sorry and God wiping it away like when we write in the sand
  • 01:00 AM - Thu 1 January We love hearing about our children’s activities and successes outside school. Well done Ellie & Lily; both amazing gymnasts!
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