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.

Trafford Consortium Testing Information

Details to follow.

Which Trafford Grammar Schools are part of the Consortium?

Details of tests in September 2022 to follow.

Useful Secondary School Documents