"The distinctiveness and effectiveness of St Matthew’s as a Church of England school are outstanding" (SIAMS, 2016)
"The school is extremely successful in creating a loving, caring and inclusive environment rooted in Christian values. This has a direct influence on pupils’ well-being, progress and enthusiasm for learning. The pupils’ outstanding behaviour, care for each other and positive attitudes are rooted in the school’s core Christian values. The governing body provides outstanding support and challenge through commitment and expertise. This results in strong Christian leadership and strategic self-evaluation of church school distinctiveness. The vicar of St. Matthew’s church makes an excellent contribution to the worship of the school. This ensures that pupils have a rich experience of worship."