Matthew Arlnold School

Statement for Universities

Matthew Arnold is an 11-18 academy serving a mixed catchment on the West of Oxford.

The vast majority of our students this year have taken three subjects at A-Level and continue into year 13 with three linear  A-Level subjects. A minority of students take four subjects and the EPQ is  offered  to all students. Our standard teaching provision is eight hours each fortnight. Given funding constraints some of our A-Level subjects have less teacher led sessions than our standard provision of eight hours per fortnight. These are  music and French. The disruption caused by Covid 19 has affected the students in the following way:

In 2020 and 2021 the school closed for the standard period. Students received teaching through Google Classroom but did not receive live teacher sessions until we went into the second lockdown.

The predicted grades that the school makes are based on our internal assessments which take place throughout the year and in the mock exam period at the end of Year 12 which comprises of  published exam assessments. 


 Tracy Oakden, Head of Sixth Form

Lucy Fortnum-Paynter and Hannah Creaby, Deputy Heads of Sixth Form