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
  • 11:53 AM - Tue 26 July We are looking to expand our team of TAs. Take a look at our vacancies here:
  • 08:31 PM - Mon 25 July Making the most of holidays by continuing developments to our classrooms. Thank you to Premises team for all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes.
  • 11:19 AM - Sat 23 July I visited with Bishop and Archdeacon Moira Astin in May. We were all so excited to see how they had embraced the Anti-Racism charter and made it their own. Read all about it here.
  • 08:00 AM - Sat 23 July 'It was essential to us that our Christian ethos and diverse community are at the heart of our response to the Southwark Diocese Anti-racism Charter.' Read our latest blog post from , Redhill.⬇️
  • 02:11 PM - Fri 22 July Thank you to everyone for their kinds words, generous cards and gifts and a wonderful staff lunch organised by our parents community, coffee and prayer group. We are so proud of all we have achieved together for our children. Thank you and have a happy and safe summer break.
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