St Matthew Academy

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St Matthew academy
Blackheath, London, England
United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°27′50″N 0°00′00″E / 51.464°N 0°E / 51.464; 0
Type Academy
Motto "Let Your Light Shine"
Established 2007
Status Open
Grades All-through
Gender Mixed
Campus 10 acres (40,000 m2)
Colour(s) Blue and Gold

St Matthew Academy is a co-educational Roman Catholic academy for children aged 3 to 16. It is located in Blackheath, London. The school opened in September 2007 after the closing of St Joseph's Academy, Blackheath, and Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School.[1]

The Academy had a new build budget of £38 million. It is a registered charity under English law and in 2007–08 it had a gross income of £10,583,164.[2] It is directly funded by the DCSF and receives additional support from its sponsors, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark and the De La Salle Congregation.[citation needed] The Academy is the first Roman Catholic all through Academys from Reception to Year 12 and is a specialist college in Business and Enterprise under the Specialist School's Trust.[citation needed] St Matthew Academy has three Houses: Romero, Teresa and Mandela, named after Archbishop Óscar Romero, Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Nelson Mandela. The Academy since opening has been responsible for a dramatic increase in results at GCSE.[citation needed] In 2010 results rose by 21% making the Academy the most improved school in Lewisham and South London.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Terry, Collins (June 2007). "Joseph and Matthew: A Tale of Two Academies" (PDF). Lasallians. Retrieved 10 May 2009.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Charity Commission. St Matthew Academy, registered charity no. 1104533.