Welcome to St Matthew's RC High School
Welcome to our school website. I hope the information provided 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.
Our school mission statement can be summed up very neatly in three words ‘Pray, Achieve and Care’ and these simple, but powerful words lie at the heart of all we do as a school community.
As a Catholic community we commit ourselves to worshipping regularly and developing our relationship with the person of Christ through prayer and the celebration of the Sacraments.
We support, encourage and challenge our pupils to have the very highest aspirations for themselves with regard to academic and personal success and emphasise the fact that the ability to achieve in any field comes about through commitment, effort and hard work. We help the pupils to realise that they have a duty and responsibility to use all their talents to the best of their ability in the service of God and neighbour.
St. Matthew’s is dedicated to demonstrating an authentic commitment to serving others, especially the poorest in society. We encourage, teach and expect our pupils to be sensitive to the needs of others and to exercise tolerance and appreciation for the views and beliefs of all members of society. We provide many opportunities for our pupils to demonstrate their care for others through involvement in charity fund raising, voluntary work in the local community and through links with our partner parishes and primary schools.
Academically and pastorally, we work together to provide the appropriate level of care, challenge and support for all of our pupils. We place great emphasis on our programme of pastoral care for pupils, a feature that was recognised at our last OFSTED inspection, ‘Without doubt, St Matthew’s is a school in which pupils come first: it therefore promotes equality of opportunity and good relationships most effectively’ (OFSTED report).
St. Matthew’s benefits from a modern school building with excellent equipment and facilities to support pupil learning and development during the school day and beyond. The school environment, curriculum and extra-curricular activities supports, fosters and inspires pupils to make every effort to achieve success at the highest level and provides opportunities for them to make a valuable contribution to the local, national and global community.
As a school we are committed to engaging in the ongoing pursuit of excellence in all aspects of provision and the delivery of first class learning opportunities for all our pupils. We are confident that this commitment will continue to improve standards at St. Matthew’s and enable our pupils to develop academically, personally and spiritually.
Mr K Hogan - Head Teacher
For any enquires, please contact us on 0161 681 6178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Four Year 7 students recently took part in an inter-school numeracy competition held at Wright Robinson School. They were exemplary in their behaviour and conduct throughout the event. After a tough battle where a great deal of resilience and teamwork was necessary, they managed to come out as winners! Well done all, a brilliant result.
Nursing and Medicine
On Monday the 26th June, 30 Pupils from year 9 had the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities and workshops led by The University of Manchester. The aim of the morning was to introduce pupils to the variety of careers available within nursing and medicine. The University of Manchester brought with them a variety of guests including medical lecturers, nursing students and final year medical students who are currently working within a hospital.
Pupils had to the opportunity to get involved with a variety of hands on tasks. This included learning how to give CPR, how to check essential vital signs and what to do in an emergency. Pupils learnt about a variety medical conditions and the treatment process for each. One example included learning about how asthma affects people and pupils then had the opportunity to compete against each other to see who had the highest peak expiratory flow rate.
The morning concluded with a question and answer session that pupils really enjoyed. Future aspirations and career opportunities were discussed, including different entry routes available for specific jobs. The University of Manchester medical students did a great job of simplifying the process and discussed some of the myths and barriers in regards to entering the profession.
St Matthew`s is involved with the Health Education North West Partnership (HENWP) and we look forward to future events as part of our partnership with the University of Manchester.Read More
Joe's Sports day
On Tuesday the 6th of June, Joe attended the Manchester SportStart Festival at Sport city. This is set up for children of all ages with various disabilities to gain confidence and achieve goals within a sporting environment. The sports Joe competed in was Football, Rugby, Cricket, Bocchia, Athletics and Tennis. On the day, Joe was very fortunate enough to meet two Paralympic athletes one of whom is still competing and his name is Graeme Ballard and has won medals in 2004 in Athens and most recently a silver medal in the 2012 games in London. The other Paralympian was Tony Knabett who represented Team GB for 12 years playing Tennis. Tony has now retired but runs his own Tennis Academy and the great news about Tony was that he was that impressed with Joe that he has invited Joe to be a part of his Tennis Academy.Read More