Welcome to St Matthew's RC High School
I hope this website 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. We strive to live out the school motto of ‘Seek first the Kingdom of God’.
Academically and pastorally, we work together to provide the appropriate level of care, challenge and support. The school places great emphasis on its programme of pastoral care, a feature that was recognised in our recent OFSTED, inspectors commenting that, ‘Without doubt, St Matthew’s is a school in which pupils come first: it therefore promotes equality of opportunity and good relationships most effectively.’
Our school’s academic success continues to rise with impressive results. We have experienced significant and sustained improvements in examination results every year of the last four. OFSTED acknowledged our progress, stating that, ‘Students achievement is good. The progress of all groups has improved year-on-year since 2009 and their attainment in both English and mathematics in 2012 was the highest in the school’s history’.
Add to this and environment where children and adults are supported in school buildings that are modern and well equipped and you can see why our superb staff enjoy a reputation of being dedicated to the welfare of the children in our care.
Mr K Hogan - Head Teacher