Principal’s Letter


As we enter a new academic year, I am delighted to introduce myself as the new Executive Principal here at St Matthew’s. I have been teaching for well over 20 years, during that time I have worked in a number of schools plus time supporting other schools.  I have been involved in a wide range of projects and initiatives at local and national levels including work with the Millennium Dome (which now does date me).

My time will be shared equally between Havergal Primary School, Staffordshire and here at St Matthew’s – but rest assured I will be working closely with the Head of School, Governors, Staff and all those involved with St Matthew’s to ensure that it goes from strength to strength.

One of the advantages of the new system is that if you have any queries you can discuss them with myself or the Head of School.  When I am at St Matthew’s I will endeavour to be available when the children arrive in the morning and again at the end of the school day.  If you would like to discuss a more private issue, then please contact the office to make an appointment for myself or the Head of School.

Mr P Mitchell – Executive Principal


Over recent years, the academy has experienced many significant changes of which I have been proud and honoured to be involved in. As the academy enters a new season of change, I have been delighted to accept the position as Head of School, working closely alongside our newly appointed Executive Principal. 

I would like to personally express my thanks and gratitude to all parents/carers for your continued support throughout my time at St Matthew’s. During this period of change, I aim to provide both the parents and children of St Matthew’s with the consistency needed for an effective transition.


Mrs J Mountford - Head of School