Matthew Arlnold School


Welcome to Sixth Form

Matthew Arnold School’s Sixth Form is an integral part of a very successful and popular 11-18 years comprehensive school. We aim to provide all our students with the opportunity to realise their full academic potential while developing their interests and skills outside the classroom.

Sixth Form students have their own floor in our new building "N Block" which opened in September 2019 and it has a dedicated study room and common room.  Sixth Form students are encouraged to play an active part in the wider life of the school taking advantage of a broad range of enrichment activities including enrichment days, sport, music and drama. Students are also expected to contribute to the wider community through a Community Service programme and assuming roles of responsibility within the school. 

 OFSTED found that “Sixth form students are positive role models within the school and make a good contribution to the school’s ethos, supporting teachers in modelling excellent behaviour and conduct."


We offer a comprehensive selection of A-Level subjects, from traditional courses through to newer subjects such as Film Studies and Photography. Each subject is taught by experienced staff with an excellent record in A-Level success.

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