Provision for High Attaining Pupils

Who are our higher attainers?

These are children who have abilities beyond what is expected for their age in one or more academic subjects, such as English or maths, or in a more practical area of the curriculum such as music, sport or art.

At St Matthew's, higher attaining children are identified by class teachers and/or subject leaders. These children may be identified because they are attaining at levels significantly above the age related expectations for their year group or because there is an indication that they may have the potential to do so.

Provision at St Matthew’s

At St Matthew's, care is taken to provide challenge for our higher attainers both in lessons and in extra-curricular activities. The opportunities offered at St Matthew’s include:

  • Bespoke learning activities to challenge and deepen pupils' thinking and application of skills and knowledge
  • Participation in able writers’ workshops
  • Competing in inter-school quiz championships for maths, science and general knowledge
  • Visits to Brooklands Museum to take part in science activities
  • Science and maths workshops at Southwark Cathedral Education Centre
  • Participation in dance club leading to performances at The Harlequin Theatre
  • Sports coaching
  • Music tuition
  • 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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