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St Matthew's is a voluntary aided, 11-16, inner-city, mixed comprehensive with over 1100 pupils on roll. As a Catholic school, the intake and social background of the pupils is greatly varied. Approximately 43% of pupils are Pupil Premium students.

For our most recent Ofsted (September 2012), the school was recognised as ‘Good’ with an outstanding grade for leadership and management.

As a school, we are committed to developing all of our staff and achieved the CPD Mark accreditation for our work in this area. St Matthew’s has been involved in Initial Teacher Training every year since 1995, receiving as many as 20 trainees a year. We have worked with numerous providers from the north of England and provided places for candidates from Teach First, GTP, flexible PGCE as well as University based courses. Many former trainees have secured employment at St Matthew’s and all have valued the training, help and support offered by all levels of staff.

School Direct

As part of Schools Direct we are in 3 alliances, depending upon the subject. For more information on the departments and the places that we offer please click on the links below. 

English

The department is made up of 11 members of staff. There are teachers with a wealth of experience in the department, as well as others who have recently qualified.  
For further information about the department click here 
Or to continue to our Schools Direct Alliance partner click here

Maths

The department is made up of 9 members of staff.  There are teachers with a wealth of experience in the department, as well as others who have recently qualified.  
For further information about the department click here
Or to continue to our Schools Direct Alliance partner click here

Science

The department is made up of 9 members of staff. There are teachers with a wealth of experience in the department, as well as others who have recently qualified.  
For further information about the department click here
Or to continue to our Schools Direct Alliance partner click here 

Religious Education

The department is made up of a core of 6 full-time staff. There are teachers with a wealth of experience in the department, as well as others who have recently qualified.  
For further information about the department click here
Or to continue to our Schools Direct Alliance partner click here 

Modern Foreign Language

The department is made up of a core of 4 full-time staff and 1 member of staff with other school responsibilities. There are teachers with a wealth of experience in the department, as well as others who have recently qualified.  
For further information about the department click here
Or to continue to our Schools Direct Alliance partner click here

Technology

The department is made up of a core of 5 full-time staff and 3 members of staff with other school responsibilities. There are teachers with a wealth of experience in the department, as well as others who have recently qualified.  
For further information about the department click here 
Or to continue to our Schools Direct Alliance partner click here

Humanities

The department is made up of a 3 taught elements; History; Geography and Humanities. There are 3 history specialists and 2 geography specialists. In the department there are teachers with a wealth of experience in the department, as well as others who have recently qualified.  
For further information about the department click here 
Or to continue to our Schools Direct Alliance partner click here

Physical Education

The department is made up of a core of 6 full-time staff, 3 male and 3 female members of staff plus 1 part-time as a result of wider school responsibilities. There are teachers with a wealth of experience in the department, as well as others who have recently qualified.  
For further information about the department click here
Or to continue to our Schools Direct Alliance partner click here