The school day
A timetable of the average school day can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.
Holidays in term time
‘Parents should apply to the Headteacher for any request for leave in term time by completing a request form available from school. (DfE guidance states schools should not authorise leave retrospectively)’.
The Government and has renewed appeals to parents not to take their children out of school during term time. Telford and Wrekin abide by this Policy and the Governors and Headteacher of the school support this. Therefore we have decided that students will only be given permission to take leave in term time if there are exceptional circumstances. Each application will be considered and the Headteacher will determine the duration of any leave if it is agreed and authorised. However, if the application is not agreed and the absence occurs the dates will be unauthorised. Parents will be notified of any decision in writing. This notification may be hand delivered directly to the parent or posted to the parents home address.
As a school we are asked to inform you that, in line with Telford and Wrekin Council Policy, unauthorised absence may be subject to a penalty notice fine of £60 payable per parent, per child, increasing to £120 each if not paid within 21 days. If this fine is not paid within 28 days this may lead to court proceedings.
A document regarding this information is available at the bottom of this page.
Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about St. Matthew’s C of E (Aided) Primary School and Nursery Centre. It asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of the school from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. The information you provide is used when Ofsted decide when to inspect a school. Parents can see what others have said and view the results for any school in England. A link to the website can be found on the front page of our website.
Have you checked to see if you are entitled to free school meals for your child? You may be eligible if you, or your partner, receive Income Support or income based Jobseekers Allowance. You may also be eligible if you receive:
• Employment & Support Allowance(income related)
• Pension Credit (guaranteed credit)
• Child Tax Credits and have an annual taxable income of less that £16,190
• Part VI of the immigration & Asylum Act 1999
• Do not receive working tax credit
To find out more visit www.telford.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals or telephone 01952 383983
Charging and Remissions
A full copy of our charging and remissions policy is available to download below.
If you wish to make a complaint regarding the school please feel free to write, telephone or email. A full copy of the schools complaints policy can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.