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

Virtual Open Event

Following on from the success of our first virtual Open Events we would like to give all parents/carers the opportunity to watch the vidoes. 

Please use the link below;


If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to email a.smith@smrchs.com or r.walsh@smrchs.com

Face Coverings Guidance

The DfE has issued new guidance for the use of face coverings in schools in areas under local intervention. The link can be found here; 


Manchester is currently one of these areas under restrictions and so this guidance DOES apply to St Matthew's.

The guidance states that face coverings should be worn by adults and students when moving around, such as in corridors and communal areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain. Students will be guided and advised of these arrangements, including the safe use and removal of face coverings during their induction back into school. Face coverings will not be required during formal lessons.

All students will be asked to come to school with a face covering on their first day back.

Risk Assessment

Please refer to the COVID-19 section of the school website for an updated version of the school's COVID-19 Risk Assessment.


Extra Bus Capacity

Transport for Greater Manchester has set up a dedicated web page, see link below, where you can find all the latest information with regards to extra services.

For any queries please call 0161 224 1000 or use the online enquiry form at tfgm.com/contact-form.


Allow extra time for your journey in case services are full. Wear a face covering. Clean your hands regularly and use hand sanitiser. Use contactless payment or exact change only.

TfGM School Bus Services

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


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

Free School Meal update

The council will provide free school meals for children who are eligible for an income related free school meal over the half-term break (26 to 30 October 2020).  

You will receive £15 for each eligible child in your household. 

Click on the link below to check you are eligible and how to apply.

Free School Meals