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St Matthew'sC of E School

Together we can Shine

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Our School - 'Together we can Shine'


St Matthew’s C of E School is a small school comprising of 56 pupils.


In the mornings, pupils are taught in four main teaching groups:

  • Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 
  • Year 1 and Year 2 (Key Stage 1)
  • Year 3 and Year 4 (Lower Key Stage 2) 
  • Year 5 and 6 (Upper Key Stage 2)

In the afternoons, pupils are taught in two or three main teaching groups:

  • Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2 (on Mondays, Tuesday and Fridays), Key Stage 2 are split into two group - Year 3 / 4 and Year 5 / 6.


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.


We have an attached Pre-School. It is run by a separate management committee with their own staff. Numbers look promising for future cohorts and, in September 2022, we welcomed eight pupils into our Reception class.


Our overall attendance is very good. During the academic year 2021/2022, it  was 94.5%! 


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.