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Matthew Arnold School, Oxford

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Type  Academy
Chair of Governors  Mrs Maureen Ford
DfE URN  142104 Tables
Motto  Success For Everyone
Gender  Mixed-sex education
Headteacher  Mrs Katherine Ryan
DfE number  931/4128
Phone  +44 1865 862232
Number of students  1,100
Location  Arnolds Way Oxford Oxfordshire OX2 9JE England
Address  Arnold's Way, Oxford OX2 9JE, UK
Local authority  Oxfordshire County Council
Similar  Cheney School, Bartholo School, The Cherwell School N, Oxford High School, Gosford Hill School

Matthew Arnold School is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form located just west of Oxford near Cumnor Hill and Botley and is named after 19th-century poet Matthew Arnold.


The school contains around 1,100 pupils from years 7 to 13.

Previously a community school administered by Oxfordshire County Council, in August 2015 Matthew Arnold School converted to academy status and is now sponsored by the West Oxford Schools Trust. However the school continues to coordinate with Oxfordshire County Council for admissions.

Housing System

There are five houses in the school, each of which are named after a famous person who was educated at Oxford University. For example, Bannister house is named after Roger Bannister, an English former athlete who ran the first sub-four minute mile.

Notable former pupils

  • Natalia Paruz - musician
  • References

    Matthew Arnold School, Oxford Wikipedia

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