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

Free School Meal update

Free School Meal vouchers are being sent fortnightly to parents via email from the school office. From the 29 January 2021 vouchers will revert back to the Government system, Edenred. A voucher email will be sent fortnightly directly from Edenred to a parent's email address. Parents can then choose where the would like to spend the voucher and following this a voucher will follow via email.

If you are not already in receipt of FSM vouchers please click the link below to check eligibility and how to apply.

Free School Meals

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


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.

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Welcome back

Welcome back, please read the letter from Public Health Manchester and the 'Back to School Communications Toolkit' providing advice and guidance. 

Letter from Public Health Manchester 

Back to School Communications Toolkit