New Reception Admissions – September 2023

Welcome Video

Headteacher’s Message

Dear Parent/ 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.

After half term, we have planned three informal optional drop in stay and sessions in school. These will take place in the school hall and provide an opportunity to get to know the school environment and as noted below:

  • 14th June 9.30-`10.30am
  • 21st June 9.30am – 10.30am
  • 28th June 9.30-10.30am

On the 5th July we will be holding a parents meeting in the school at 9.30am, we advise all parents/ carers to attend this meeting to find out important information regarding your child starting school. Also, on this day we will be holding stay and play sessions that parents and children will be invited to, this will give both the children and parents the opportunity to spend some time in the provision. Please phone the school office to confirm by Friday 30th June your attendance at the new parents meeting book your staff and session, please see the available time slots below (please note a maximum of 15 places will be available for each slot).

  • 10.30 – 11.30
  • 12: 30 – 1.30pm
  • 1: 30 – 2.30pm
  • 2:30pm – 3.30pm

Please return all the paperwork in this listed 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


Download: St Matthew’s School Prospectus [PDF]
Download: Term Dates 2023/2024 [PDF]
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 23-24 [PDF]
Download: Emergency Contact Form 22-23 [PDF]


Download: Positive Behaviour Policy [PDF]
Download: School Meals – Food Allergy, Intolerances and Special Diets Procedure [PDF]
Download: School Uniform & Presentation Policy [PDF]
Download: Code of Conduct for Parents and Visitors [PDF]
Download: Social Media Policy for Parents and Visitors [PDF]

Other policies are available on our Policies page.

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