Message from the Head


I am very proud to be the Head of School at The Matthew Arnold School and consider it a privilege to be working closely with the young people in our school community, their parents, the staff at the school and our colleagues and friends in the wider community. 

The Matthew Arnold School has a strong position in the local community - geographically, socially, emotionally and academically. We are well-placed to attract a truly comprehensive intake, and the school already serves as a sports and social centre thanks to our outstanding sports facilities. The school has served the local community since before the Second World War. Like any school, it has had its good times and faced its challenges, but it has never lost the allegiance of the local community and we have an obligation to acknowledge and maintain this loyalty by being the very best school we can be. The dramatically improved results last year showed what we can do, and that we are in a position to be highly competitive with local schools. It is my mission to continue to improve the school and to offer a first-class education to the young people we serve.

You may wish to see the school in action: we welcome visitors either at one of our open evenings/days or by appointment for a tour of the school. We will be delighted to show you around.

Mary Gould

Head of School