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St Matthew's CofE Primary School

Our vision is to enable our whole school community to live life in all its fullness.
based on John 10:10

Racial Equity

At St Matthew’s, we proudly welcome the diversity of cultures, backgrounds, faiths, and beliefs within our school community. We aim to promote, in the widest sense, a happy and nurturing environment in which individuals are appreciated, respected and truly feel like they belong.

As a school, we commit to the AfC Anti-racist pledge and use these principles to guide our actions:


Our curriculum aims to reflect the context of our school. In each curriculum area, teachers are asked to reflect on the texts they are using, the images presented and the events that are referred to. By seeing themselves reflected in the curriculum, we want our children to feel welcome and have the confidence to express themselves and their culture and heritage.

Parent Voice

We hold a termly parent working group for racial justice. These groups help us to understand more about our context, and we are always keen to learn more about the lived experience of our pupils, families and staff. The ideas discussed in these groups then go into informing our actions, as we move forward on this journey. If you would like to be involved in this group, please contact the school and we can let you know when our next session will be held.

Pupil Voice

At St Matthew’s we also hold a termly pupil voice group. We want our children to feel heard and it has been a privilege to listen to their thoughts on ideas ranging from books in the library, to how we should celebrate the cultural diversity within our school.