Our School - 'Together we can Shine'
St Matthew’s C of E School is a small school comprising of 52 pupils.
In the mornings, pupils are taught in four main teaching groups:
In the afternoons, pupils are taught in two main teaching groups:
However, we are very flexible and allow able pupils in Key Stage 1 to work in the Key Stage 2 group, and pupils in Key Stage 2, who may need extra support, can work in the Key Stage 1 group.
Our pupils largely come from outlying villages and the nearby towns. Parent/carer questionnaires show that parents/carers choose our school because of its size, ethos, academic success and caring nature, whilst being at the heart of our rural community.
In September 2012, a new nursery was set up in school. It is run by a separate management committee with their own staff. Numbers look promising for future cohorts and this year we welcomed nine pupils into our Reception class.
Our overall attendance, for the academic year 2017/2018, was 96.37%, which is good. We do not have any persistent absentees.
St Matthew’s is a Church of England school and we have strong links with St Matthew’s Church, which is situated next door to our school. Our local vicar is a regular visitor to our school; he takes collective worship and singing sessions with our pupils.
We achieved the Bishop's Award for working closely with our church community.