Our facilities - St Matthew Academy

  • SMA building front

Our facilities

The Academy has a range of specialist facilities and resources see below for details:



Specialist areas for resistant Materials


Systems & Control

Graphics & Design

Jewellery Making

Textile Technology

Food & Nutrition




The Academy has a fully wireless network and is also hard-wired throughout with computer areas for students to take full advantage of. Additionally all classrooms have electronic whiteboards and digital projectors. We encourage all departments to make full use of our digital cameras and video equipment. Students also have the opportunity to work on tablets and laptops during lessons.


Arts facilities

Dance studio

Drama studio

Music suite with practice rooms

Film studio

Sound Recording Studio

 Editing Suite

 2D/3D Art rooms with ceramics equipment

Kiln room


Sports facilities

Sports hall

 All weather pitch

Six tennis courts

 Netball and Basketball courts

 Five-a-side pitch

Grass training pitch


Library and research centre

The Academy has a large library and research centre. It is permanently staffed by our qualified librarians who assist our students on a day to day basis. Our library hass a wide range of books, periodicals, CDs / DVDs, newspapers and magazines to help aid and develop our student’s knowledge on various topics and most importantly their reading skills. It also has 30 open-access computers which pupils are free to use throughout and after the school day.



The Academy has a communications centre to advise and support students in layout, design and production of their work. Each student will have a number of 'printer credits' each term can access any of the large printers situated on corridors to print relevant school work.