Welcome to St Matthew's RC High School
Welcome to our school website. I hope the information provided gives you a flavour of the vibrant, aspirational spirit that runs throughout our school. We are a school with a rich tradition of working closely with the community we serve and we enjoy excellent relations with our partner primary schools and parishes. We are proud to be a Catholic school and we place at the centre of all we do the Person of Christ and the tradition and teachings of the Church.
Our school mission statement can be summed up very neatly in three words ‘Pray, Achieve and Care’ and these simple, but powerful words lie at the heart of all we do as a school community.
As a Catholic community we commit ourselves to worshipping regularly and developing our relationship with the person of Christ through prayer and the celebration of the Sacraments.
We support, encourage and challenge our pupils to have the very highest aspirations for themselves with regard to academic and personal success and emphasise the fact that the ability to achieve in any field comes about through commitment, effort and hard work. We help the pupils to realise that they have a duty and responsibility to use all their talents to the best of their ability in the service of God and neighbour.
St. Matthew’s is dedicated to demonstrating an authentic commitment to serving others, especially the poorest in society. We encourage, teach and expect our pupils to be sensitive to the needs of others and to exercise tolerance and appreciation for the views and beliefs of all members of society. We provide many opportunities for our pupils to demonstrate their care for others through involvement in charity fund raising, voluntary work in the local community and through links with our partner parishes and primary schools.
Academically and pastorally, we work together to provide the appropriate level of care, challenge and support for all of our pupils. We place great emphasis on our programme of pastoral care for pupils, a feature that was recognised at our last OFSTED inspection, ‘Without doubt, St Matthew’s is a school in which pupils come first: it therefore promotes equality of opportunity and good relationships most effectively’ (OFSTED report).
St. Matthew’s benefits from a modern school building with excellent equipment and facilities to support pupil learning and development during the school day and beyond. The school environment, curriculum and extra-curricular activities supports, fosters and inspires pupils to make every effort to achieve success at the highest level and provides opportunities for them to make a valuable contribution to the local, national and global community.
As a school we are committed to engaging in the ongoing pursuit of excellence in all aspects of provision and the delivery of first class learning opportunities for all our pupils. We are confident that this commitment will continue to improve standards at St. Matthew’s and enable our pupils to develop academically, personally and spiritually.
Mr K Hogan - Head Teacher
For any enquires, please contact us on 0161 681 6178 or email email@example.com
RFU's development project
St Matthew's have been involved with the RFU's development project to try and get more schools and pupils playing rugby. As part of this St Matthew's have attended emerging schools competitions at Year 7 and 8 and have performed very well. We have also being part of the National Canterbury kit design project where a group of pupils got to design a St Matthew's school rugby kit that has then made into an actual kit.
Before the England v Italy RBS 6 Nations match on Sunday 26th Feb Max Breslin from Year 8 went to Twickenham to represent St Matthew's at the shirt unveiling ceremony. He was on the pitch before the game started wearing our kit signing the National anthem and got to meet Billy Vunipola.
Cancer Research UK Race for Life
St Matthew’s is going to host a Cancer Research UK Race for Life Event and we want you to be part of it to help raise money for a good cause that is close to so many of our hearts
On the last week of half term Wednesday 5th April, St Matthew’s RC High School is hosting its own 5K Race for Life Run on the school grounds and will be open to everyone in school to take part and be sponsored to help raise money for Cancer Research UK. We will be having fundraising activities that pupils can take part in also.
Do it for your loved one..
St Matthew’s can come together to help beat cancer.
We Pray We Care We Achieve
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UKMT Maths Challenge
55 year ten students recently took the UKMT Maths Challenge and worked really hard in preparing for it.Their conduct during the extremely difficult test was exemplary. The results are due back in a month so hopefully the hard work will pay off for some of these students!Read More