On 11th January 2021, The Matthew Arnold School was delighted to be able to welcome students into their new school building.

Built on the existing school site and funded by a successful PSBP2 bid, the impressive new building has been carefully designed to inspire creativity and a sense of community, providing first-class facilities for the school’s 800 pupils aged 11-16 years old.

Comprising 43 classrooms, as well as match-ready 3G and 4G pitches, a multi-use games area, a dance studio, sports hall, main hall and a dining hall, the school offers carefully designed spaces furnished with innovative technology to enhance the curriculum experience and ultimately increase the breadth and depth of each student’s knowledge in specialist areas. 

The school’s design also includes intelligent systems which monitor human activity and directs power only where needed, enabling the school to massively reduce its carbon footprint and inspire a new generation of young people to care for and protect the environment for the future.

Headteacher Mrs Gould said: “I am thrilled to be working in such tangible evidence of the success of The Matthew Arnold School in recent years.  The local community has supported the school steadfastly and loyally, and I am delighted that we can now offer students, staff, families and friends the physical environment to match their high aspirations.”

Alex Russell, CEO of Bourne Education Trust, said: “Everyone has worked so effectively together to deliver a fantastic school for the community and Wates has worked tirelessly, during unprecedented times, to make sure that this will take place in world-class facilities. We could not be more pleased.”


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