Blog Update


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Parent View


Parent View gives you the chance to tell us and others what you think about our school.

Parent View asks for your opinion on twelve aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. Ofsted will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when.

But you don’t have to wait until our next Ofsted school inspection to answer the Parent View questions. You can use the Parent View form right now.

By sharing your views, you’ll be helping St Matthew’s Primary School to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about this school. Or, if you want to, view the results for any school in England.

If you search for St Matthew’s Primary School on the Parent View website, you will get almost 40 search results.

If you type Wenlock Street into the address box, you will get one result, and that will be this school.


There are eleven sentences and one question:

  • My child is happy at this school.
  • My child feels safe at this school.
  • My child makes good progress at this school.
  • My child is well looked after at this school.
  • My child is taught well at this school.
  • My child receives appropriate homework for their age.
  • This school makes sure its pupils are well behaved.
  • This school deals effectively with bullying.
  • This school is well led and managed.
  • This school responds well to any concerns I raise.
  • I receive valuable information from the school about my child’s progress.
  • Would you recommend this school to another parent?

For the eleven sentences about the school, all you have to do is click one of five options:

Strongly Agree / Agree / Disagree / Strongly Disagree / Don’t Know.

For the final question, all you have to do is click Yes or No.

It’s a simple as that. Why not fill in Parent View today?

Click the Parent View logo below to go to the website.

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Back to School – September 2016

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The summer holiday is coming to an end with our new school year beginning on Monday 5th September.

All children in Years 1–6 return to school on Monday 5th September. New starters joining our Foundation Stage will have a phased start with visits over the next couple of weeks before they all attend full-time from Monday 19th September.

As you can see from the map below, all three entry points to our school grounds will be in use: (1) the main entrance on Havelock Road; (2) the gate on High Town Road on to the High Town Road Playground; (3) the gate at the bottom of Cobden Street on to the North Street Playground.

On Monday morning children may arrive at any time between 8.30 and 9.00am.

For all year groups entry to classrooms is by the external classroom doors.

Staff will be positioned at the entry points and around the site to guide anyone who is not sure where to go.

Our Around The Clock Care Clubs will operate as normal from Monday 5th September. Breakfast Club opens at 8.00am and the After-School Club runs from the end of the school day until 6.00pm.

Collection at the end of the day is at the normal time of 3.20pm for Years 1 and 2 and 3.25pm for Year 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Children in all year groups should be collected from the external doors of their own classrooms.

Please be patient as you wait for your children to be dismissed. After the first few days a smooth routine will become established and delays will be kept to a minimum.

Year 5 and 6 children only are permitted to leave their classes at 3.25pm unsupervised as long as the classteacher has the permission form completed and signed by a parent or carer. Class teachers will give copies of these forms to the children on Monday.

Children should arrive at the normal time of 8.45am from Tuesday 6th September.


Click here to download and
print an A4 copy of the map.

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Summer Camp STOP PRESS!!!

We still have places on our Summer Camp


Tuesday 9 August / Wednesday 10 August / Thursday 11 August

All sessions are 9.30am to 12 noon
Just turn up and pay on the door
£2 per child per session
Includes a healthy breakfast

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