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Breaking down barriers and building futures

Welcome from the Head

Corona Virus Update and School Closure Student Resources

I hope you and your family are well and managing to cope with the difficulties of lockdown. It is a challenging time for us all and we are all facing new and, at times, frightening situations.

Over the past two weeks you will have had regular texts and sometimes calls from staff. Some of you have said there have been too many of these and I apologise if you have felt bombarded by them. We are trying to make sure that contact is regular so you can feel confident that the St Matthias team is here to support you if you need us.

You may have recently tried to call the school and been unable to get through. Our central server has been down, meaning all IT and phones have been out of action since 1st April- no April Fool, I’m afraid. We are working hard to get the system operational but Teachers2Parents and email are still working and you can contact us through these systems.

We will be closing for Easter but tutors will still make a couple of calls to some of you in order to continue to offer support and check in with pupils.

We will definitely not be open to pupils on 20th or 21st April as the buildings need to be deep cleaned and we will wait for the government guidance as to when we can reopen. At the moment it seems unlikely that we will open at all in April but I will keep you informed. It is still the case that it is safer for you and your family if your child stays at home and only has contact with people in your household and while this may be difficult, your health and safety are very important.

Kind regards

Aileen Morrison



A list of contact emails is below:

Headteacher: Ms Morrison  


Venus:           Ms Russell

Neptune         Mr Sales

Saturn            Ms Robinson

                        Mr Quinn

Mercury          Ms Caswell

Induction       Ms Stewart

PLP                Ms Price



Europa           Mr Kennedy

Titan               Mr Boyd

Phobos          Ms Zielinska

Atlas               Ms Grant

We hope you appreciate we are trying to continue to provide as much service and support to your and child as possible within an ever changing situation.

Electronic copies of the work packs that have been sent to students are available to download by going to Our Learning - Curriculum - School Closure Student Resources or by clicking on the link.





We are a small secondary education learning community based near the Central Area of the city. We know that for many of our young people and their families when they first come to us that many of their educational and learning experiences have left them feeling disillusioned and negative about education. This feeling does not last long.

We strive to ensure that the personalised learning journey of all our young people provides academic success and the confidence and skills to break thorough personal barriers to develop a positive attitude to learning that enables each of our young people to achieve and grow.

Supported by a dedicated, skilful and committed staff team our young people successfully move on from St Matthias Academy.

Contact Us

    St Matthias Park (East/Central)

    Alexandra Park,



    BS16 2BG

    0117 9031320