We are delighted that you and your child are joining St Matthew’s CE Primary School. On behalf of the staff, governors, children and parents, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you and your family to our school family.

This page is updated each summer term with any guidance and correspondence relating to our new September intake. We hope that the information on this page will answer many of the questions that you have about your child starting school with us in September.

Useful Websites

Getting ready for school by Oxford Owl

Preparing for Primary School – BBC

Moving to Secondary School

The transfer from primary to secondary school is an important milestone in your child’s life. For most children, the transfer to secondary school will be a straightforward process and the information available online, in addition to any school-specific events, such as open evenings, will hopefully help you make your decision. Some parents, where personal circumstances are different, might need more detailed advice. In this case, not only will St Matthew’s be more than willing to support, but the Trafford School Admissions Team is always available to give help and realistic advice.

Trafford Local Authority (LA) is responsible for processing applications for transfer to secondary school, for all its residents, for any state funded secondary school, including academy schools and free schools.

Click here for information about all secondary schools in Trafford

Trafford Grammar Schools

Please find below information for Year 5 parents and carers about grammar school entrance exams.

At the present time, the grammar schools are planning to run their exams in September, as scheduled. If anything were to change, an announcement would likely be made in the summer. We will keep you updated if we hear anything.

At this stage the entrance examination will proceed as expected and therefore we would encourage both parents and children to continue as best they can with their preparations.

We realise that the extraordinary circumstances in which we now find ourselves will cause anxiety and uncertainty. Please rest assured we will do our very best to keep you informed and would advise you to regularly check our admission pages which we will update once we have the information.

Trafford Consortium Testing Information

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls: Monday 14th September 2020

Sale Grammar School: Monday 14th September 2020

Stretford Grammar School: Monday 14th September 2020

Urmston Grammar: Monday 14th September 2020

Parents will be able to apply from noon on Monday 18th May 2020 for the Trafford Consortium Testing.

The entrance test will take place on Monday 14th September 2020 and the closing date for all online applications is 12:00 noon on Friday 26th June 2020.

Which Trafford Grammar Schools are part of the Consortium?

The TGSCC are using the same entrance test are Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Sale Grammar School, Stretford Grammar School and Urmston Grammar. Consequently, your child can only sit the test at one allocated centre.

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, Loreto Grammar School and St Ambrose Grammar School are NOT part of the Consortium and do not do the CEM Test.

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys: Friday 11th September 2020

Loreto Grammar School for Girls: Saturday 26th September 2020

St Ambrose College: Friday 18th September 2020

Useful Secondary School Documents