ST. MATTHEW'S C.E. PRIMARY SCHOOL
The school is a Church of England School controlled by Stockport Education Authority. It is co-educational from 4 - 11 with a nursery class for 3 - 4 year olds. There is one class for each age group with no mixed age classes. Our admission number is 30, which means that we can admit 30 children into the reception class each September.
We have a 40 place nursery and take 20 children in the morning and 20 children in the afternoon. There is a separate entrance for the nursery just outside the Headteacher's room. It also has its own fenced secure garden and play area. The nursery children use the school hall and library facilities and on occasions join with the rest of school.
The reception class also has its own entrance from the playground and children use this at the beginning and end of the day. All the other classrooms are around three of the sides of a quadrangle and in pairs. In the centre the school has its own garden. The school has a fully equipped computer suite. The main entrance is on Bowdon Street and this has an intercom system for security. The office and Headteacher's room are situated adjacent to this.
The infant and junior departments have separate playgrounds and there is also an area known as the cage where ball games can be played.
St Matthew's is proud to be a Church of England School where the love of Jesus and His example of love for one another, underpins all that we do. Each member of our school community, created in God's image, is unique and valued.
Our environment is designed to encourage each child to grow in understanding and achievement and to equip them to play a full part in developing the society in which they live.
Each individual at St Matthew's is encouraged and prepared to lead a successful life in the twenty first century
- Worship is a central feature of our daily life.
- We aim to create a positive and caring Christian atmosphere in which every individual is valued and challenged to fulfil their potential.
- We aim to build strong links between home, school and the parish fostering a caring attitude to the environment and the needs of the local and worldwide community.
- We aim to create an exciting, stimulating and happy place for both staff and pupils.
- We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, which is, where possible, rooted in first hand experience.
- We have high expectations of all children and we promote high standards in education.
- We aim to develop self-discipline, with an emphasis on positive reinforcement rather than negative punishment.
- We aim to be a school 'family' where all members work as a team for the common good.