Information

We know that the most successful education takes place when parents/carers, staff and governors all work together. Parents and carers can be involved with the whole school community in a variety of ways:

  • Parent Teacher Association
  • Helping with visits & in class
  • Supporting with fund raising events
  • Attending curriculum evenings

Any adult working in our school will need to complete the appropriate police checks. The school communicates in a variety of ways including:

  • Weekly newsletters
  • Online information
  • Texting service

Please read our Home School Agreement to see how you can help your child at home.

Please also read School inspections – a guide for parents

Content-LongINFORMATIONComplaints
If you have a concern regarding your child(ren) you should speak first to the teacher or a member of the senior leadership team/ Headteacher. If you are unhappy with the response please contact  Admin@primaryadvantage.hackney.sch.uk who will forward your response to the Executive Principal. If these discussions do not resolve the concern, please visit the making the complaint section of the Hackney Learning Trust website.

Please click here for our complaints policy. 

Queries 

For any queries or questions, you can visit or contact the school office and we will be happy to help. 

Telephone: 020 7254 1148

Email: admin@st-matthias.hackney.sch.uk

A paper copy of the website is available upon request. 

Snow/Bad Weather and School closure
All efforts will be made to open the school on all normal school days even when we have snow and other adverse weather conditions. If the school is not going to open due to either weather or an unforeseen event, a decision will be made by 7.30am and information posted on the school and Local Authority websites.

Communication
In the event of the school not opening parents will be kept informed via:

The school website www.st-matthias.hackney.sch.uk
Text messages will be sent (Please ensure your mobile contact details are up to date).
The Hackney Learning Trust website

In the event of weather deteriorating during the day leading to closure of the school:
Permission for pupils to go home will be sought from parents (Please ensure your contact details are up to date).
Texts will be sent out to parents. (Please ensure your mobile contact details are up to date.)
Information will be published on the school website.
If there is an enforced closure of the school and children are unable to gain permission to go home provision will be made to supervise those pupils until they can be collected at 3.30pm.

In the event of bad weather the telephones are likely to be very busy and it is strongly recommended that you access the school website which will be regularly updated.