Welcome to St Matthew's Catholic Primary School

Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust


All are Welcome!


On behalf of the Academy Trust, our Local Governing Body and the staff, I extend a very warm welcome to our school.

‘Childhood is not preparation for life, childhood is life.’

The modern world is always in such a hurry and naturally we all feel anxious to ensure our children are prepared for adulthood and the challenges that it brings.  At St. Matthew’s, we want to ensure that, as well as preparing them for their futures, our children are enabled to feel present so that they can enjoy every single day of their school experience.   Our aim is that as they look back in the future, they really believe it when they say, ‘they were the happiest days of our lives’.  

I feel very blessed and extremely proud to be leading this incredible school.  Having served the people of Prudhoe for in excess of 140 years, St. Matthew’s has, for a long time, been a successful and happy school held in the highest regard by the local community.  

In recent years, we have consistently achieved excellent results which mark us out as one of the highest performing schools in Northumberland and looking to the future, we are determined to continue to provide a broad and balanced curriculum fit for the demands of the 21st century.  


May the words I say
And the things I do
Make my lifesong sing
Bring a smile to you

At St. Matthew’s we always encourage our children to walk in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.  We talk about our Lifesong – how do our words and actions bring smiles to the face of God and the people that we meet?  

Lord I give my life
A living sacrifice
To reach a world in need
To be your hands and feet

We are proud to be an outward-facing school.  We care deeply for our local and global communities and we are passionate about doing God’s work on earth.  

We are extremely proud of our school and we are delighted that you have taken some time to visit our website.  If you have any questions about our school, or indeed, if you are interested in joining our school family, please do not hesitate to contact me; I will always be happy to show you around our wonderful school.  

Bright Blessings

Mr. Martin Gray

Let my Lifesong sing to You 


St Matthews Catholic Primary School