A church at the heart of our community
After looked after children, those with a special medical or social need and siblings, St Matthew’s Primary School Admissions Policy gives some priority to children who worship regularly with a family member at St Matthew’s Church, St George’s Church Tolworth or at a church which is a member of Churches Together in Surbiton. ‘Regular’ is defined as at least once a fortnight for two years on average.
The school’s vision of being a place which provides an inclusive environment where all children learn and flourish in a setting shaped by Christian Values is one which the church endorses.
Since the School is heavily oversubscribed it is important that this criteria is applied accurately, fairly and honestly. In order to monitor ‘regular attendance’ at our 10am service, a Register is taken at SHINE and it is this information which is relied upon in assessing whether the criteria has been met. So if you are in church one Sunday but don’t take your children to their group then please ensure you have a word with the group Leader at the end of the session so your attendance can be noted.
To see the School’s Admission Policy in full and for an explanation of the process please visit the School website