Staff vs Year 6 Football Match

The third annual Staff vs Year 6 Football Match took place on the last day of term. This year saw the staff team record their first ever win against the children with a score of 5:4 to the staff.

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Year 6 Leavers’ Party

Photos from last night’s Leavers’ Party.

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Our website at was launched in May 2010 and our web counter has just registered one million hits on the site.

Thank you to everyone who has visited
in the past five years.

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Game, Set and Match

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For the first time in the history of St Matthew’s School, we were lucky to receive a selection of tickets courtesy of the All England Lawn Tennis Club for the Wimbledon Championships.

Eight children , accompanied by Mr Chaplen and Mr Green, went down to SW19 to spend the afternoon on Court No. 1 for the Men’s Quarter-final matches, including Roger Federer, Gilles Simon, Stanislaw Wawrinka and Richard Gasquet.

Here are some photos tweeted by Mr Chaplen during the day. The two girls from Otter Class took the class camera with them, so we hope to have a few more photos of this once-in-a-lifetime trip soon.

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Summer Reading Challenge 2015

Nicki Page, one of the Children’s Librarians at Luton Central Library, visited our school this week to talk to the children about this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.


Many children from St Matthew’s have taken part in the Summer Reading Challenge in the past and we hope that even more will join in this year.

Just to remind you, taking part in Record Breakers is free and the Challenge starts this Saturday 11th July and runs until the 5th September.

Children taking part will receive a pull-out poster full of record breaking facts and a stamp card. There are stickers for the first six books read, and children receive a certificate (for reading 6 books), zip tag (for reading 12) and a gold medal (for reading 18).

There are lots of Record Breakers events taking place in Luton Libraries over the summer, and if children join on the 11th July, there is a chance to join in a world record attempt for the greatest number of pledges to take part in a reading campaign.

Children can join at any local library, they just need to bring their library card or join the library for free if they haven’t got a card.

For more information about the Summer Reading Challenge, click here.

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Summer Newsletter

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A full-sized pdf version of this newsletter can be viewed and downloaded by clicking this link: Newsletter July 2015

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Year 6 Residential

A few weeks ago Year 6 spent three days living in a field. See what they got up to below!

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Family Centre: Big Toddle 2015


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World Record Tag Rugby Event


On June 10th a group of ten Year 4 children from St Matthew’s travelled to Luton Rugby Club to take part in a World Record Attempt.

The record was for ‘the most people to play Tag Rugby at one time’. The original record was set at 336 people playing the sport.  Our children helped England Rugby reach their target and set a new record of a whopping 437 children playing the sport at one time.

Why did they do this?

Screenshot 2015-06-25 17.51.00The event marked one hundred days till the start of the Rugby World Cup which England is lucky enough to host after the summer. Luton Rugby Club was home for the day to children from forty different schools and clubs all taking part in the event that included matches against other schools as well as being a part of the World Record attempt. The children got to meet England Ladies rugby star and World Cup Champion Maggie Alphonsi who was on hand to help out and talk to the children about her experiences within the sport.

Well done to everyone involved, and be sure to buy your copy of the Guinness Book of Records to see the new record!

World Record Holders: AmziEshanulJamiaJohn, Julia, OpeyemiRazvan, Romeo and Sarah

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Euro Deaf 2015 Update – Semi-Final News


The campaign by Team GB to win the European Deaf Football Championships has sadly come to an end with a semi-final defeat to the team from Turkey.

Despite being 2-1 ahead at half-time, the Great Britain team could not compete with a second-half fightback by the Turkish side who scored two goals to win the match 3-2 with a 90th minute winning goal.

Further details will be published when they are available from the Euro Deaf 2015 website.

Congratulations to our assistant site agent Sam Halfpenny and the rest of the GB team on reaching the last four of the competition.

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