Welcome to St Matthew's

A message from our Headteacher

I have had the privilege of leading St Matthew's as Headteacher since September 2018. I have previously been a leader at St Patrick's RC High School which is a National Teaching School. I have a clear remit to bring the same standards of Catholic excellence of those enjoyed at the National teaching school to the community at St Matthew's. 
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 will be keeping the messages to children simple, respect your learning and the learning of others. Most importantly all students will be told by me that I expect them to respond appropriately to any reasonable request from an adult in school.

I look forward to meeting you, working together to be of service to our school community, as we continue on our journey of great and exciting change. 

Mrs Murden

National Free School Meal Voucher System

National Free School Meal Voucher System

The government launched the national free school meal voucher system in March 2020.  The Government are giving £15 per week per child. We will continue to send these vouchers fortnightly at £30 per child. Click here to enter your voucher code.


Summer vouchers will be issued on the 17th July 2020 to cover the Summer Term. This will be issued as one voucher at £90 per child.

If you would like to apply for free school meals please click on the link below.

How to apply for Free School Meals


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

G.C.S.E Grading in 2020

Useful information video for Students about G.C.S.E Grading in 2020:

Watch Video

COVID-19 Update

Guidance from the Government for Schools and Colleges is something that is continually changing. As always, we will follow the latest guidance from the Government with regards to opening our school to our young students.

For the most recent and up to date information on the Coronavirus please visit the public Health England Website using the following link button:

Public Health England


We are delighted to introduce Ziggy's new website.

Zaheer and his team have been working hard to continue to provide quality uniforms and service.

Changes have been made instore to adhere to new guidelines. There is now a booking system on their website for appointments, for your safety.

There is also an option to order your uniforms online.

Visit Ziggy

Travelling to School

In order support planning for a safe return to school could you please take a moment to complete the traveling to school questionnaire. We will then liaise with Transport for Greater Manchester to ensure that there are services available for all pupils.

Travelling to school questionnaire

September Return

School will re-open to pupils as follows;

Thursday 3rd September Years 7 and 11 ONLY

Friday 4th September Years 7, 10 and 11 ONLY

Monday 7th September Years 7, 8, 10 and 11 ONLY

Tuesday 8th September ALL YEAR GROUPS to return