The School Day

St Matthias is a diverse neighbourhood school located in Dalston, Hackney. We recognise that each child is an individual, that all children are creative and need to succeed. Therefore, St Matthias respects the individual needs of children, fosters a caring and creative environment and emphasises the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of each child.

The School gates open at 8:30am each morning and children must not attend any earlier unless attending Breakfast club, which starts at 8:00am.  Punctual arrival in the mornings helps children value punctuality, and avoids disruption for the rest of the class. All lateness is recorded and monitored, so it is important that your child arrives at school on time. The school day starts at 8:55am with registration and daily assembly. Morning break is from 11:00 – 11:15am and lunch is from 12:15-1:15pm. The school day finishes at 3:30pm.

Please click here to view the school timetable.

If your child is unwell please inform the school by 9:00am at the latest. If your child is absent more than one day, please remember to contact the school each morning,  There are several ways in which you can do this:

Phone: 020 7254 1148 (leave a message if no answer)
Text: 020 3137 1245

If you are not sure how long your child should be off school, please click here where the table will provide a guide for you.

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