Message from the Headteacher 17/07/2019

An incident occurred mid morning today when two people jumped over the perimeter fence via a neighbouring shed during break. School immediately activated its emergency plan and quickly got pupils back into their classrooms whilst staff escorted the intruders from the site. All staff and pupils are safe. The matter is now in the hands of the police. School has returned to normal.

Mrs Murden would like to thank all staff and students for their calm, caring and professional response today.


I am driven by a desire to create a vibrant learning culture. I am a caring person and have a high regard for the well-being of all individuals whilst being uncompromising in expecting the highest standards of myself and others. These are challenging and exciting times for St Matthew’s and I intend using all my experience, skills and contacts to ensure that our children are taught by the very best teachers and have access to the most up-to-date resources.

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 pupils 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 all and being of service to our school community, as we embark on a period of great and exciting change.

Mrs Murden
Head Teacher

Helen Murden, Head Teachet at St Matthew