New Reception Admissions – September 2024

Welcome Video

Headteacher’s Message

Dear Parents / Carers,

Let me introduce myself to those families new to St Matthew’s; my name is Mrs Claire Sime, I have the privilege of being Head teacher across the primary school of St Matthew’s. I am delighted that you have decided to send your child/ children to our school.

In St Matthew’s we understand that choosing the right school for your child is important, each child is unique and has their own characteristics and needs. Parents/ Carers must be confident that the school will suit their child. Our school is warm, friendly atmosphere, Gospel Values are embedded in everything we do. We have incredible happy children, a dedicated staff who provide a comprehensive curriculum which is exciting and fun, enriched through first hand experiences. We are very well supported by our parents, governors, friends and the parish community.

Our mission statement “Love, Learn and Shine, together with Jesus” firmly underpins our aims and values for developing the whole child at St Matthew’s. We ensure our learning is irresistible, challenging, fun and purposeful and aim to give our children a fulfilling Catholic education which stays with them for life.

Children are at the heart of all we believe, we have high standards of all our children and ensure that each child reaches his/ her maximum potential. St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School gives all children the chance to be well taught, well-mannered children.

Your child’s experience will be most successful when there is a real partnership between home and school: we value all contributions from parents/ carers and know that you know them best. Our team of highly trained professionals will do everything to ensure that your child/ children have the very best start in school and that they are happy and secure. Communication is essential and we encourage you to get to know the EYFS staff when dropping off and picking up.

Please return all the paperwork in this list below to school at your earliest convenience. I look forward to a long successful relationship, looking forward to meeting you all.

Yours sincerely,
Mrs Claire Sime


View our School Prospectus on our Prospectus page
View our Term Dates on our Term Dates page

Download: Reception Information Booklet 2022-2023 [PDF]
Download: Preparing Your Child for School [PDF]

Important Forms

Download: All About Me [PDF]
Download: Early Birds Application Form [PDF]
Download: Food Information Record Form [PDF]
Download: Home School Agreement [PDF]
Download: Permission from for the Provision Care [PDF]
Download: Pupil Premium Covering Letter [PDF]
Download: School Milk Registration Form [PDF]
Download: Free School Meal Application Form 2023-2024 [PDF]
Download: Emergency Contact Form 2022-2023 [PDF]


View our Positive Behaviour Policy on our Policies page
View our School Meals – Food Allergy, Intolerances and Special Diets Procedure on our Policies page
View our School Uniform & Presentation Policy on our Policies page
View our Code of Conduct for Parents and Visitors on our Policies page
View our Social Media Policy for Parents and Visitors on our Policies page

Other policies are available on our Policies page.

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