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About Us

Burley St Matthias (115)

Burley St Matthias is a 210 place Church of England Primary School, one mile from the city centre in North West Leeds.  Overlooking the rich industrial landscape of the Kirkstall Valley, we are within walking distance of a Nature Reserve, Kirkstall Abbey, Armley Mills Industrial Museum, Burley Park, the River Aire the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and Leeds City Centre itself.

We cater for 4 – 11 year olds in two Victorian buildings, which have undergone extensive refurbishment internally to offer modern facilities for our learners.  The North Building houses the younger children from Reception to Year 2 and the South Building accommodates children from Years 3 to 6.  Each building has a playground and a field.  There are two spacious halls and all the classrooms are light and airy.

All classrooms have interactive white boards and access to banks of netbooks which are used to deliver ICT learning in all areas of the curriculum.

We provide a calm, caring and stimulating environment, where children learn through a wide variety of experiences.  Our children are taught to value and respect the diversity of religions, cultures and customs and to value one another.  The last Ofsted Inspection Report found the school offered a good level of enrichment to the curriculum and applauded the quality of its teaching, particularly the positive start given to children in Reception and the stimulating final year in Year 6.  They particularly praised the personal development of the pupils, reflected in their good behaviour and positive attitudes to school.

Whether you are considering our school as a new place for your child or have children already with us, we hope you will find our website a good source of information and that it helps you get a 'feel' for what it is like to be part of our community.  Please get in touch if you need any more information or have any further feedback.  We would love to hear from you!