Joining the School

Joining the School
If you are thinking of your child joining the school, you are welcome to arrange a visit.  Please contact the school office on 01223 568838 or e-mail

Joining Reception and Years One to Six

We manage the school admissions process for children who live within, or are moving into Cambridgeshire for all maintained schools, including academies. Places are allocated in accordance with the Government’s School Admissions Code,which ensures that school places are allocated in an open and fair way.
Parents wishing to apply for a place for their child in one of our Reception classes or in a class in Years One to Six, please visit the Cambridgeshire Local Authority’s School Admissions website - Click Here.
This includes a new school catchment search facility so that you can find out if you are living in our school catchment area.  You can also apply for a place online.

Joining the School During the School Year – Reception and Years One to Six

If you wish to join the school at a time other than the start of the school year, please visit this section of the Cambridgeshire Local Authority website - Click Here

Joining our Nursery Class
If you wish to apply for a place in our nursery class you need to contact the school directly.  As stated above, you are welcome to visit the school and you can pick up a copy of the nursery application form.  Cambridgeshire Nursery Schools’ and Nursery Classes Admissions Policy is on the Local Authority Website - Click Here
You can use the following documents to apply for a Nursery Place at St Matthew's.  You need to complete both the Admission Form AND the Preferred Sessions Tick Sheet.  This last form helps us to plan, where possible, for your child to attend the five sessions of your choice.
You can also apply to pay for additional morning and/or afternoon sessions in our Nursery if and when places area available.  Please ask at the Office, or click on the Early Years Tab.