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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
  • 03:24 PM - Thu 4 April Thank you to Year 6 for organising a fun-filled 50p to raise money for the Bishop's Lent appeal and to all who took part. This money will go to support the Bishop's chosen charities locally and internationally.
  • 11:24 AM - Thu 4 April Thank you for joining us at St Matthew's church for our retelling of the Easter story through Resurrection Rock songs and Bible readings. Lovely to have time to reflect.
  • 11:23 AM - Thu 4 April Our new website is live! Take a look: https://t.co/998zPL1wij
  • 08:26 AM - Thu 4 April Thank you to and Brighton University for organising a fantastic trip for Yr 2. What an amazing opportunity to be real scientists. The children started the day making slime in the lab and ended it with a Science Show. https://t.co/alvqjwXCu2
  • 12:12 PM - Tue 2 April Really enjoyed the performance at the Harlequin yesterday. The children seemed to enjoy themselves. Well done all involved. I hope you do this again.
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