Coronavirus Management: School Closure

Matthew Arnold School, like all schools across the Country, is now closed to all students except those who have already confirmed that they will be attending.  Those who may attend are the children of key workers, children with EHCP, children accessing free school meals or children with an assigned social worker.  Please contact the school if you have not already told us that you would like your child to be able to access this emergency provision.

We ask that all parents of these groups follow the first principle of keeping their children at home if it is at all possible and to only send them to school if there is no safe alternative.  If anyone in the family is showing symptoms, then students should not be sent to school and the whole family must self-isolate.

We should all be reducing social contact and travel, wherever possible, and by closing the school we are making a significant contribution to that effort.

Learning from home

  • Teachers will set work via google Classroom or a whole class email  and will be following the school timetable. 
  • We expect all students to follow their timetable too.  This includes our Year 11 and Year 13 students as it's vital to keep up routines as part of good learning and study habits. We will be communcating separately by email with students in years 11 and 13 to explain the arrangements for awarding Grades this summer in the absence of extrenal examinations.
  • Teachers will be available to respond to emails from students / communication through google classroom at the timetabled slots but not at other times.
  • If a teacher is unwell, they will not be setting work or responding to email.  We are sure that you will understand the situation.


Critical Key worker survery (Coronavirus)

Please contact us using any of the following details:


Matthew Arnold School
Arnolds Way

General enquiries should be addressed to Mrs E Bickley or Mrs S Smith, Admin to Leadership Team.

E-mails to the Board of Governors can be sent here.


01865 862232

We no longer use fax.


Please see our admissions information.

Facilities hire

Our facilities are available for hire, for more information please click here.

Key contacts

Your child's tutor is the key contact and is best placed to assist with non-subject-related matters.

General contacts

Click the "Send email" button below to email a person of your choice. You will see a drop down menu for you to choose the department needed. Once done press the "send" button. The school's policy is to respond to emails within 24 hours.

  • Send Email - click to open

Contact a teacher about a subject-specific matter

Email your child's teacher for a specific subject.

Staff List

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Contact other staff members

Email the Leadership Team. 

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