Ofsted Information

Most recent Ofsted Inspection Report

Headteacher's letter following the November inspection

Ofsted lead inspector's letter, January 2018

MAS Parent View Survey results

Parents' guide to school inspections

Contact Details

Matthew Arnold School
Arnold's Way

Telephone: 01865 862232

General enquiries should be directed to Mrs E Bickley or Mrs S Smith.

Admission Details

Matthew Arnold School is a non-selective comprehensive school. School admissions are managed by Oxfordshire County Council's schools admissions team. For more information contact:

School Admissions Team
County Hall
New Road

Tel: 01865 815175

Fax: 01865 783198

Web: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/admissions

2018-19 Admissions Policy

2019-20 Admissions Policy

Health and Consent Form


Click here to view our full prospectus.

"I hope that this prospectus will give you a flavour of what it means to be a member of our happy, inclusive and ambitious school community. Our ethos is based on a culture of mutual respect and the belief that every young person can be successful. We want the best for everyone in our school. Our aim is to unlock every individual’s potential; to achieve this we offer great teaching and a range of opportunities for learning. We provide a safe, supportive yet challenging environment in which students can flourish: enjoying their learning and developing the skills they will need to be independent thinkers and successful, responsible adults.

Schools are centres of learning and our strength is to involve our students actively in their own learning. Through our curriculum we want young people to:

  • Learn how to learn
  • Learn how to manage and process information
  • Learn how to be responsible members of society

We have high academic standards and a rich extra-curricular programme. We also recognise that to be a successful school, providing the best quality of education to all our students, we must work jointly with parents to secure the best outcomes for every student.

We would be delighted to see you in school to show you more of what we offer. If you telephone or email us, the school's Reception team can arrange a tour of the school to experience the purposeful, supportive atmosphere."

Katherine Ryan




A full list of school policies can be found on our policies page.

Governance and Finance


Equality Policy

SEN/D Report | SEN/D Policy

Full information on the support we offer for SEN students can be found here.

Matthew Arnold School is a part of the Acer Trust.