Our School

I’m Shelley Lynton, the Headteacher of St. Matthew’s CE Primary. I am delighted you have taken the time to learn more about our wonderful school.

St. Matthew’s is a thriving family of children, parents, staff and governors who work together to create a fantastic school for our community. Our school’s Motto is taken from Matthew 5:16. ‘Let your light shine,’ as is our theologically rooted vision, ‘In the same way, you should be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and will praise your Father in heaven’. Matthew 5:16

We believe all children can shine at St Matthew’s and we strive for every member of our school family to succeed and flourish with us. This was recognised in our January 2016 church school inspection which judged St Matthew’s to be outstanding in all areas and a school that enables all children to shine.

This commitment to our children’s education helped St Matthew’s be recognised by UNICEF as a school where children’s rights are valued and promoted.

We are now proud to be the first school in Trafford to be a UNICEF Rights Respecting School and one of only 300 GOLD Rights Respecting Schools in the UK. We have recently started work on becoming a Peace Mala School, this ensures we uphold and celebrate all faiths, backgrounds and differences, promoting the fundamental British value of mutual respect and tolerance, as well as protecting key articles under the rights of a child.

As a church school, we embody our values of respect, kindness, aspiration and perseverance in all we do. Therefore every family from across our community is welcomed at St. Matthew’s and we are proud of our diversity.

Our children love their school and thrive. They enjoy roasting marshmallows over a fire in the outdoor classroom, performing Shakespeare at the Royal Exchange Theatre and spending time reading to our school dog. We aim to provide our children with a primary education they will always remember and treasure.

Please take the time to explore our website further or contact school to arrange a tour; our children are always happy to show off our school!

With thanks,

Shelley Lynton