Moving from primary school to secondary school is a very important step in the life of a child and their family. Staff at SMA are committed to ensuring that their move to secondary school is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. We are keen to get to know your child and learn about their interests and talents in order to personalise their learning experience at St Matthew Academy. We have therefore designed a programme of events to help them settle into our community and prepare for their first day at our school in September 2022.

This page contains information for all the families joining the St Matthew Academy community in September 2022. We encourage you to check this page regularly for updates over the remainder of this academic year.

We are already in contact with families and primary schools to gather as much information as possible about the children coming to us. This is something that we would usually do, and this has not changed.

We are currently planning a number of transition events which begins with ‘Friendship Afternoon’ which takes place on Tuesday 26 April 2022 at 4.00pm here at the Academy.

Parents will also receive an email with a link to complete our online admission information booklet which all parents and carers need to complete. This will provide us with vital information about all the children enrolling at SMA and therefore it is essential that when you receive this you complete it in as much detail as possible.

Details Date Time 
Friendship Afternoon Tuesday 26 April 2022 4.00pm - 5.15pm 

Transition Parents' Evening - 1:1 Interviews 

Wednesday 22 June 2022


Wednesday 29 June 2022

4.00pm - 6.00pm


4.00pm - 6.00pm

Sport and Media Scholarship trials Saturday, 2nd July 2022 8:45am - 1:30pm
Induction Day at SMA  Tuesday 5 July 2022 9.30am - 2.30pm 
SMA Summer School  TBC  TBC
Year 7 first day of term Friday 2 September 2022 TBC 

Everyone at St Matthew Academy is looking forward very much to working with our new Year 7 pupils and their families. 2022-2023 is already shaping up to be a great year!

Mr Gunningham

Assistant Head – Key Stage 3

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