As a Church of England school, our Christian values of respect, kindness, aspiration and perseverance underpin everything that we do. These values express the behaviour we want to see from all members of our school family and play a key role in everyday school life.
Worship is central to school life and we believe it is essential to encourage our children’s spiritual development. At St. Matthew’s we have a school prayer and each class has their own class prayer and area for worship or reflection.
Our School Prayer
May our school be welcoming,
May our school be encouraging,
Let friendship flourish here,
Let learning fill our day,
Give us the strength to do our best,
Give us the hope to carry on,
Be our guide in all that we do,
Lord, make this school your home too,
St Matthew’s Day
Every year for St Matthew’s Day (21st September), each class plans something special to give back to our local community. In past years, Year 6 has held a Macmillan coffee morning; Year 5 have been litter-picking in the local area; Year 4 haver collected and organised donations for Stretford Food Bank; Year 3 have visited the Manorhey Care Centre to take part in some arts and crafts with the residents; Year 2 have helped clean St Matthew’s Church; Year 1 have written poems and delivered planted bulbs to neighbours in our local area and Reception and Nursery have planted bulbs ready for Year 1 to deliver.