The School Day

The day commences at 8.30 a.m. and ends at 14.40 p.m.

Pupils are not allowed to leave the school site at lunch time.

Day to Day

Some of these requests may seem obvious or trivial, however, your support is invaluable in helping us to establish the routines that will help your child to make good progress in school.

Please see that your child. . .

  • gets to school on time for 8.25 am
  • brings the right books, equipment and kit including her/his pupil planner
  • uses an appropriate bag – not a carrier bag- to carry them in
  • wears the school uniform


School Catering

At St Mathew’s the catering department are continuing to strive to offer all pupils an extensive range of homemade healthy foods which comply with the government healthy food standards. Menus are changed and updated regularly allowing pupils to offer input and keep up with high street trends. All recipes and menus are nutritionally analysed by the Catering Manager and meet the criteria in place for Healthy eating.

There are three daily services, breakfast, morning break and lunchtime… 

Breakfast Club - 7.30am - 8.30am

Break - 10.55am - 11.10am

Lunch is between - 12.10pm and 1.40pm depending on year group (see details below).

As detailed in previous information you have received, the canteen operates a cashless catering system. We also recommend that the method used to top up pupils accounts is by cheque payment to the school, as it is then guaranteed that pupils will buy healthy balanced meals from our canteen, rather than buy items in the local shop and bring them into school.

Form Time8.30am - 8.55am
Lesson 18.55am - 9.55am
Lesson 29.55am - 10.55am
BREAK10.55am - 11.10am
Lesson 311.10am - 12.10pm
LUNCH - Year 7 and Year 912.10pm - 12.40pm
Lesson 4 - Year 8, 10 and 1112.10pm - 12.40pm
Lesson 4 - Year 7 and Year 912.40pm - 13.40pm
LUNCH - Year 8, 10 and 1113.10pm - 13.40pm
Lesson 513.40pm - 14.40pm