Welcome to St Matthew's!

A message from our Headteacher

Welcome to St Matthew’s RC High School.

I have had the privilege of leading St Matthew’s as Headteacher since September 2018. Since then we have been working together on a journey towards Catholic excellence. 

 The core business of St Matthew’s is teaching, learning and achievement. Our core purpose is our Catholic ethos. We strive to ensure each young person receives the highest standard of education, that ensures they are ready for life beyond school when this comes. We believe each young person should be the best version of themselves, and we will work together to ensure this happens. 

My vision is clear. I expect the highest standards, in order to achieve the best for our young people. I am a parent and therefore know how precious every child is. I am committed to working in partnership with parents and know that by working together we will ensure that every child enjoys school, is happy and has the opportunity to thrive and achieve their best.

I look forward to continuing this journey and working together to be of service to our school community. 


Mrs Murden

Free School Meals

Is your child eligible for a free school meal? Please see information below that will help determine if your child is eligible for a free school meal. 

Your child may qualify if your have any of these incomes;

Income Support
Income- based Jobseekers Allowance
Income related Employment and Support Allowance
The guaranteed part of Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit (as long as your annual gross income is £16,190 or less and you don’t get Working Tax Credit)
Working Tax Credit run – off after you come off Working Tax Credit
Universal Credit that you applied for on, or after, 1 April 2018. As long as your household income is less than £7,400 a year after tax, not including any benefits

If your child qualifies, you can apply using the free meals portal:

For further information please contact;

To find out more information, please contact:
The Benefits Service
PO Box 3
Manchester M15 5BA
Telephone: 0161 234 5003

Email: benefit.enquiries@manchester.gov.uk



Please refer to the letters section of the Parents Tab for the most up to date information regarding school life. Letters will be archived after each term but will be kept in the archive folder for parents to refer back to. If you cannot find the information you are looking for then please don't hesitate to contact school direct.

View Letters Page

Operation Encompass

St. Matthew’s RC High School VA is part of Operation Encompass, a Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership, which supports children and young people who have been exposed to or witnessed domestic abuse.

Any Operation Encompass notifications will be discussed by the Safeguarding team to consider what further actions are required as they would in normal working, including speaking to parents and seeking advice from Early Help / Children’s Services / MARAC.

Please see further safeguarding information under policies.

St. Matthew

Please take a look at our brand new family Handbook.  Everything you need to know is contained here.  Please use it to ensure you buy the right uniform and that your child is ready for September 2022.


Have a great summer.