St Matthias CE Primary School accepts children from 3-11 years of age.

Foundation Stage
Early years education provides the building blocks for a child’s success at primary school. Children in the Nursery and Reception classes have a wide range of opportunities to help them develop socially, learn new skills and to practice them in a safe, vibrant and happy environment. Children learn through playing, exploring, experimenting and talking. Staff carefully prepare a range of learning opportunities for indoor and outdoor learning all year round. The staff in Nursery and Reception classes work closely together to plan a wide range of learning opportunities. Children are also allocated a key worker with special responsibility for monitoring learning and wellbeing throughout the day.

Please click on the following link to find out more about the National Curriculum in Early Years education.

Content-LongPHASESKey Stage 1
Children move into Key Stage 1 when they are five, at the end of their reception class year. We are careful to ensure a smooth transition into year 1 by building on their experiences and achievements in the Foundation Stage. Children in Key Stage 1 have a daily literacy and numeracy lesson but continue to learn through a topic based approach. The children have their own playground space where they can mix with other children of other ages.

Key Stage 2
Children move into Key Stage 2 when they are seven, at the end of year 2. Our children are taught life skills that help them to understand wider issues such as tolerance and citizenship. They are encouraged to take on greater responsibility for their learning and development. Children are increasingly made aware of learning goals and areas for development. Children in Key Stage 2 continue to have a daily literacy and numeracy lesson.


Class Maximum Number of Children
Nursery 26
Reception A 30
1A 30
2A 25
2S 25
3A 25
3S 25
4A 25
5A 25
5S 25
6A 25
6S 25