The School Day

The St Matthew's School day is from 8:50am until 3:15pm for all children (except part time Nursery children).

Please see below for the timings of our school day: 


Morning 8:50am -11:50am
Afternoon 12.15pm -3.15pm
Full Time 8:50am - 3:15pm


Reception - Year 6

Morning 8.50am -12 noon
Collective worship 9.00am - 9.30am
Morning break 10.45am - 11.00am
Lunch 12:00pm - 12:50 pm
Afternoon 12:50pm - 3.15pm


Hours of Operation                   Hours Per week                         
Compulsory School Day 32.10                        
Extended School Day 47.50


Parents are notified in advance of days where their child may require specific items ie their PE or swimming kit. 

It is important that we know who is collecting your child, therefore we ask that you always let us know if it is someone different as we cannot let children go with people who are strangers to us unless we have your permission.

We offer 'Wake Me Up' Breakfast Club and 'Stars' After School Club, which needs to be booked and paid for in advance using the Arbor Parent Portal or app. For more information

We aim to offer a variety of after-school activities each term. Parents/carers will need to provide electronic consent for each activity in advance. Please see our extra-curricular page for a sample of the range of activities on offer. Please note, our clubs timetable changes on a termly basis. 


  • 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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