Headteacher's Welcome

At St Matthew Academy, we pride ourselves on our diverse,  vibrant, Catholic all-through nature. The school has a successful history of providing an excellent education for young people aged 4 to 16, through an environment which stimulates intellectual learning and growth, which promotes excellence.

Our motto; ‘Let Your Light Shine’ is taken from St Matthew’s Gospel and captures our belief in the unique quality and ability of every individual. Our aim is to ensure that the talents and strengths of every young person are nurtured, encouraged, developed and celebrated.

Our position as an all-through academy across one site offers many opportunities to boost academic and personal development for all pupils and a shared ethos supports all of our learners with high expectations and consistent pastoral care. Primary and secondary phase’s works together to track every pupil’s progress throughout their time with us, enabling us to ensure pupils are provided with a smooth transition at every stage of their St Matthew Academy career. The all-through setting benefits all; allowing primary pupils access to secondary specialisms, resources and facilities, secondary pupils are offered mentor and leadership roles with younger peers and staff are provided with greater possibilities for professional development and learning. 

Pupils at St Matthew achieve excellent results as a result of our unique offer – we ensure that all pupils learn, achieve and flourish with us, regardless of their starting point. They are at the centre of our strong support system, offered an extensive range of enrichment opportunities and we instil a belief in what is possible, in every learner.

I am immensely proud to be Headteacher at St Matthew Academy and of the hard-working and confident pupils, dedicated staff and strong working relationship with parents and carers that the academy benefits from. I hope that the website will provide an insight into the caring, inclusive Catholic community that is St Matthew Academy – we welcome visitors to the academy to see for yourself our unique learning environment.

On behalf of all staff, we look forward to welcoming and working with you and your child; and fulfil our commitment to their personal, academic and spiritual development.

Ms Miranda Baldwin, Headteacher