- Matthew Arnold School, Staines
The Matthew Arnold School Established 1975 Type Comprehensive Headteacher Mrs J M Pearson Chairman Mr I Denison Specialism Business & Enterprise Location Kingston Road
Local authority Surrey County Council DfE number ???/4202 DfE URN 125263 Ofsted Reports Staff approx. 100 Students 936 Gender Coeducational Ages 11–16 Colours Green and yellow Former name Staines Grammar School Website matthew-arnold.surrey.sch.uk
Matthew Arnold is on the outskirts of Staines, with transport links via buses and trains. Matthew Arnold takes in many pupils from a variety of schools, including Buckland Primary School, Laleham Church of England School, Kingscroft School, Town Farm Primary School, Our Lady of Rosary, Stanwell Fields, Clarendon, Ashford Park, Echelford Primary School and many more.
Mathew Arnold School was started before the Second World War and some pupils were admitted before hostilities started (the boys section). The School was finished after the war as two separate Secondary Modern Schools. There was no state Grammar School in Staines. Boys and Girls who passed the 11+ went to Ashford County School (Mixed) or Hampton Grammar School (boys only), (latterly Hampton School). With comprehensivisation on the 70s Mathew Arnold became a mixed comprehensive school. It became a comprehensive in 1975.
In January 2008 the school was awarded "The Most Improved School in the Country".
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