St Matthew's Academy

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St. Matthew's Academy
St. Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats.png
Jack's Road, Saltcoats, North Ayrshire, KA21 5NT

MottoLux Mundi
EstablishedOctober 2007
HeadteacherStephen Colligan
ChaplainFather Mark Kelly
Enrollment1250 approx.
Colour(s)Black and White
National ranking

St. Matthew's Academy is a Roman Catholic secondary school in the Scottish town of Saltcoats, North Ayrshire. The Head Teacher is Stephen Colligan. He is supported by four Depute Head Teachers.[1]


The school first opened on 29 October 2007 following the merger of pupils from St Andrews Academy, Saltcoats and St Michael's Academy, Kilwinning. As of January 2019 the school roll is 1250 thus making it the second largest school in North Ayrshire [2] The catchment area of the school encompasses all of North Ayrshire. The most recent inspection from Education Scotland has rated the school as "very good" for Learning, Teaching and Assessment and for Raising Attainment and Achievement.[3]

Associated primaries[edit]

The roll of St Matthew's Academy is drawn in the main from the ten cluster denominational primary schools located throughout North Ayrshire: St John Ogilvie's and St Mark's in Irvine; St Winning's and St Luke's in Kilwinning; St John's in Stevenston; St Anthony's in Saltcoats; St Peter's in Ardrossan; St Mary's in Largs; St Bridget's in Kilbirnie; and St Palladius’ in Dalry. Pupils from all areas other than Ardrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenston travel to St Matthew's Academy by contract bus.[1]

School uniform[edit]

The uniform for St Matthew's Academy is as follows:

  • white shirt / blouse;
  • school tie (striped black and yellow for S1 – S4; crested for S5 – S6);
  • black skirt / Lacoste baggies;
  • black jumper / cardigan;
  • school blazer with Kilmarnock F.C. crest.
  • black gutties.[4]


  1. ^ a b "About the School". Saint Matthew's Academy.
  2. ^ "Education Scotland Inspection report". Archived from the original on 30 April 2019. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Education Scotland Inspection report". Archived from the original on 30 April 2019. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  4. ^ "School Uniform". Saint Matthew's Academy.

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Coordinates: 55°38′29″N 4°47′22″W / 55.6414°N 4.7895°W / 55.6414; -4.7895