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    1. What a shame you have visited our website when it is packed with so much Coronavirus-related news. Hopefully, you will agree that we have tried to remain positive in all of our articles. You would not recognise the school now. The once-separate infant and and junior schools amalgamated in 2006 and the buildings were joined together. We also increased in size to four-form entry so new classrooms were built. Our capacity is now 840 pupils (120 per year from Year R to Year 6). Thanks for visiting our website. Be sure to come back again soon. Best wishes. Stay safe.

  1. I attended St Matthews School from 1959/60 until about 1965, when we moved to Dunstable. I daresay it looks completely different now, though!

    1. I expect the school you attended was the Victorian building that was located in Charles Street. The existing building was opened in the 1970s on the current site, surrounded by Havelock Road, Hightown Road, Cobden Street and North Street. A separate infant school was built on the same site during the 1980s. In 2006, the infant and junior schools merged to become St Matthew’s Primary School. We now have a capacity of 840 pupils from Reception to Year 6.

  2. Okay so apparently my comment wasn’t accepted. But what I wanted to say was I hope everyone from class 2014 passes their GCSE’s. I wish the best of luck for you all.

  3. hi to whoever reads this from year 11 aka class of 2014. Hope everyone has enjoyed high school and is preparing for GCSE’s which not gonna lie, is way more scarier than SAT’s. these next 8 months are gonna fly by just like the past 4 and half years and before you know it, we’ll already be applying for colleges. 😐

    I just discovered this now so I thought I’d come and say hey and good luck to everyone with the exams. And to whoever is still savouring their childhood. Bye (:

  4. omg i can’t believe it’s nearly been 2 years since i left st matthew’s 😥 i’m in year 8 now. i actually miss this school so much. Eagle class, 2016 was the best. xx If anyone sees Mr Pontefract say Ashleigh says hi. bye xx

  5. Notice me senpai St Matthew’s, hope you haven’t forgotten us, we are dying of loneliness, we miss you! <3

  6. <3
    i love this place. When i left in year 6 i promised myself that i will come back. So many memories someone tell Mr Sowden hi from jessica plz

  7. Hello St. Matthew ‘s. It is really lovely to see how you have grown and prospered. I remember teaching there in 2006. Fresh out of a Canadian University I made my way to England. I loved my experience. Wishing you all the best!

  8. 2014 was the year I left St Matthew’s I can’t believe it I am in year 9 now and I just thought that I should check on the guestbook again 🙂 great memories made! orchid class 2014 was the best fact, not an opinion 😀 still haven’t forgotten the positive mental attitude till this very day xx

  9. *sighs*
    Just thought about school since i’ve only completed first year of YR 9 so far, Omg!
    so much has changed,im struggling not to type in korean right now, my practising language at the moment!! miss everyone, hope for the best towards ST MATTHEWS

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