Highfield Lane, Prudhoe, Northumberland NE42 6EY
10 reasons to choose St Matthew's Catholic Primary School, Prudhoe
St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School, Prudhoe has a Schoolsmith Score® of 69. It is one of the best state primary schools in Prudhoe and one of the 6 best independent or state primaries within 7 miles.
St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School, Prudhoe is a state primary school for boys and girls (40%/60%) between the ages of 2 and 11 years. It is a Roman Catholic academy converter faith school. The school is one of the 47 members of Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2015) inspection.
Average class size
St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School, Prudhoe has six classes, some mixed-age, a pre-school, and an average class size of 22 pupils.
Exam results and leavers' destinations
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School, Prudhoe ranks in the top 12% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 35% of schools. Most pupils go on to St Thomas More School at the end of Year 6.
The St Matthew's Catholic Primary School, Prudhoe curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Catholic social morality and also includes PSHE, French. There is topic-based and thematic teaching for some foundation subjects. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers, Forest School for Early Years and residential trips from Year 3.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at St Matthew's Catholic Primary School, Prudhoe
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in some sports from Year 3.
The Arts at St Matthew's Catholic Primary School, Prudhoe
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.30am to 6.00pm.
Find another school near St Matthew's Catholic Primary School, Prudhoe
Ebchester Church of England Primary School (4.6 miles); St Mary and St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School, Blaydon (5.5 miles); Milecastle Primary School (6.1 miles).
Dame Allan’s Senior School (9.7 miles); Westfield School (11.2 miles); Royal Grammar School, Newcastle (11.8 miles).
Thorp Academy (3.7 miles); St Thomas More Catholic School (6.2 miles); Walbottle Campus (8 miles).