Headteacher's Welcome

Headteacher’s Message

On behalf of the Governors of St Matthew’s, I would like to extend a warm welcome to our school. We are a community made up of dedicated staff and motivated learners and I am immensely proud to be the Headteacher of such a school.

As a Catholic school St Matthew’s is founded and sustained by the truth of the Gospel and the teaching of the Church. It is our faith which gives shape and meaning to all we do.

At St Matthew’s we value each pupil as unique and special, made in God’s image and likeness. We do all we can to make sure they are happy, feel safe, work enthusiastically, make excellent academic progress and contribute to improving the school and the wider community. Our school mission statement can be summarised as ‘pray, care and achieve’ and we encourage and enable all our pupils to make real that mission statement in their own life and that of the school community.

St Matthew’s has excellent facilities, providing pupils from all starting points with the opportunity to flourish and succeed. The school has long established and effective links with both its primary partners and the Catholic sixth form colleges of Xaverian and Loreto. In this way we play our part in providing a seamless provision of Catholic education from 4-19.

I hope that you enjoy reading through our prospectus and gain a sense of what makes St Matthew’s special. I invite you to find out much more about us, and what we offer, by visiting our school website, or arranging a visit to the school. I look forward to meeting you.


Kevin Hogan