Admissions Overview

Thank you for considering The Matthew Arnold School for the next step in your child's education. Our full admissions arrangements can be viewed by following this link: Policies and Statutory Information - Admission Arrangements tab.


Entry for Year 7 in September 2024

The Matthew Arnold School will be admitting 196 pupils into Year 7 in September 2024. Application to The Matthew Arnold School is via Surrey Education Admissions service who co-ordinate our applications.

The closing date for applications is: 31st October 2023

National Offer Day is: 1st March 2024

Please view our admissions policy/admissions arrangements for all details about our selection criteria, over-subscribed criteria, admissions number and admissions arrangements for disabled students here.
In-Year Admissions

In-year admission applications are those that are made to join an existing year group within the school.

The Local Governing Committee will consider the application in line with the School Admissions Code 2021 and aims to respond to applicants within 10 school days of the application being received, but within a maximum of 15 days.

To apply for an in-year school place, please complete this online form. We will then contact you to confirm receipt of your application and add you to our waiting list.

If a place becomes available, we will contact you and organise for you to meet with our Headteacher.

Tours of the School

Our Open Evenings have now taken place and no further tours of the school are available. Because most of our Year Groups are full, with active waiting lists, we do not offer tours until a place is offered at the school.


Appeals

As its own Admissions Authority The Matthew Arnold School delegates this role to the Surrey Schools Appeal Service. All appeals will be handled in accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code.

Click Here For Surrey School Appeals

Offer

Appeals lodged by

Appeals to be heard by

01 March 2024

 29 March 2024

15 June 2024

(40 school days)

NB: Appeals will not start being heard until after the relevant closing date has passed.

Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.  Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case 7 clear working days in advance of the hearing.

Appellants must ensure that any further evidence not included with their initial appeal, is received by 5pm on the day preceding 3 clear working days prior to the appeal hearing date.  Any additional evidence or information received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing.


Further Information

If you have any questions regarding admissions and would like to speak directly to the school, please do not hesitate to contact the main reception:

Twitter

Twitter
- May 16
We are extremely proud to announce the names of our Deputy Heads: Gurbir, Genevieve, Dom and Lucy, and our Student Leadership Team: Daniel, Ella, Jennifer and Sam. Congratulations and thank you for your dedication, we know you will do an excellent job in your new roles. 👏⭐️🏅 pic.twitter.com/Azlqwp6r0W— The Matthew Arnold School (@TMA_School) May 16, 2024
Twitter
- May 16
We are extremely proud to announce the names of our Prefect Team: Head Boy and Head Girl, Sam and Eleanor. Congratulations to you both- we are really proud of your commitment to the school and know you will do an excellent job in your new roles. 👏⭐️🏅 pic.twitter.com/axdkbprK6E— The Matthew Arnold School (@TMA_School) May 16, 2024
Twitter
- May 14
Year 7-10 music students and had a wonderful trip on Saturday to see the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra play all the best film music at the Royal Albert Hall: from Harry Potter, to Pirates of the Caribbean, The Avengers and Batman. Sat directly behind the orchestra, what a view! pic.twitter.com/tffsKovw29— The Matthew Arnold School (@TMA_School) May 14, 2024
Twitter
- May 9
Our new arrivals…3 baby ducks have been born in our incubator in Mrs Blackburn’s lab this week, they have already been introduced to students during lessons and the other 2 will hopefully pop out this week too. Welcome to the family! #animalcare 😍 🐥🐥🐥 pic.twitter.com/xqR49dCTtB— The Matthew Arnold School (@TMA_School) May 9, 2024
Twitter
- May 9
A huge thank you to former Matthew Arnold students, Ella and Harvey, for coming in to tell us about their experience and opportunities working for @british_airways ✈️🌍 We were really inspired and proud to hear about your jet set lifestyle! #careers #flightcrew pic.twitter.com/ydbGiVIf4u— The Matthew Arnold School (@TMA_School) May 9, 2024
Twitter
- May 8
We are delighted to hear that in addition to the wonderful new small holding at @Woodmansternesy we now have baby ducklings to join the goats at @TMA_School! Thank you @Assal_HT for sharing! pic.twitter.com/YZ5CDmRMRu— Bourne Education Trust (@BourneTrust) May 8, 2024
Twitter
- May 7
Meet Matty and Arnie. They have already provided much joy meeting small groups of students and also acted as a calming presence for others. We very much love having Matty and Arnie (especially Mrs Blackburn who spends many evenings and weekends caring for them) 🐐😍🐐 pic.twitter.com/lYlrqiL5bF— The Matthew Arnold School (@TMA_School) May 7, 2024
Twitter
- Apr 26
Congratulations to our Year 8 boys football team who won the double! What an achievement, well done to all of you! 👏👏👏👏👏👏⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️🏆🏆 pic.twitter.com/tlFrHg6Sb1— The Matthew Arnold School (@TMA_School) April 26, 2024
Twitter
- Apr 26
A huge congratulations to the Year 9 boys football team who won the Cup Final against St Paul’s, winning 4-1, remaining undefeated all season. #champions #nottheonlygoatsatmatthearnold ⚽️🏆🥇@tmas_sport pic.twitter.com/2q5BFRltq0— The Matthew Arnold School (@TMA_School) April 26, 2024
Twitter
- Apr 25
The football season is ending and it’s been a great week for the boy’s team. The Y7s winning their cup final and today, after winning the league title, the Year 8 team completed the double. Ryder M, Harvey C and Kai M with the goals. Y9s potential double up next, tomorrow! 🥇⚽️ pic.twitter.com/EpVl4bMQI2— TMAS PE and Sport (@tmas_sport) April 25, 2024
Twitter
- Apr 25
We get to keep them…🥹😍 🐐🐐Our lovely little goats are getting more comfortable by the day and being really playful now. We launched a survey on Satchel One to suggest names for them..make sure to get your nominations in. pic.twitter.com/uLqlhQ1pIc— The Matthew Arnold School (@TMA_School) April 25, 2024
Twitter
- Apr 25
Strong work from students in maths this week with some stunning book work- this is excellent learning and you’re making it look fun! Well done! #mathsawarenessmonth #mathskills #proud pic.twitter.com/oPMTmoIOPC— The Matthew Arnold School (@TMA_School) April 25, 2024
Follow Us
Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now

×