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.
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 with Surrey County Council. 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.
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.
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.
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:
- 01784 457275
- Email: email@example.com