Matthew Arnold School (Oxford)

Matthew Arnold School (Oxford)
Matthew Arnold School
Type Secondary school
Religion Non-Denominational
Headteacher Mrs Katherine Ryan
Chair of Governors Mrs M Ford
Specialism Science and Maths College
Location Arnolds Way
Local authority Oxfordshire
DfE URN 123258
Ofsted Reports
Staff 100 (Estimated)
Students 1300 (Estimated)
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Halley, Wren, Golding, Morris, Bannister
Colours Halley-Purple, Wren-Red, Golding-Gold, Morris-Green and Bannister-Blue.

Matthew Arnold School is a comprehensive secondary coeducational school, for pupils aged 11 to 18, with specialist status in science and mathematics. It is located just west of Oxford near Cumnor Hill and Botley and is named after 19th century poet Matthew Arnold.

The school contains around 1,300 students from years 7 to 13. Its 2008 OfSTED Report noted that "Matthew Arnold is a good school with an outstanding sixth form".[1]

In 2008 Matthew Arnold School had its best ever examination results. In GCSE, 81% of its students achieved 5 or more higher (A*-C) grades; 97% of its students achieved 5 or more A*-G grades. In A-Level, 57% achieved A - B grades; 75% A - C grades; 98% A - E grades.


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Coordinates: 51°44′35″N 1°18′11″W / 51.743°N 1.303°W / 51.743; -1.303

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