Admissions Overview

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

We have an open door policy and visitors are very welcome should you wish to visit us. Please contact the Headteacher's PA to make an appointment; we would be delighted to show you around:

Mr Scott - Admissions / Transition Lead
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Entry for Year 7 in September 2023

The Matthew Arnold School will be admitting 196 pupils into Year 7 in September 2023. 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 2022

National Offer Day is: 1st March 2023

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.

In-Year Admissions

In-year admission applications are those that are made to join an existing year group within the school. The Matthew Arnold School manages its own in-year admissions.

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 click here:

In-Year Admissions Form 2022/23


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


Appeals lodged by

Appeals to be heard by

01 March 2023

 29 March 2023

15 June 2023

(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:

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