School priorities 2023-24

The Matthew Arnold School is a happy environment which prioritises wellbeing for all, challenges the individual to thrive, offers true equity of opportunity and where success is an expectation.

Our core purpose is to ensure that all members of our school community are fully prepared for the next stages in their lives and can expect to find all doors open to them. They will be aware of their responsibilities as global citizens and excited about their contributions to a brighter future.

Our Strategic Goals

  1. The Matthew Arnold School is the natural choice for the community it serves.
  2. 100% of students move to their next educational stage and are successful there.

Priorities 2023-24

  1. To provide an inclusive classroom, where all students are able to engage, enjoy and achieve.  

  1. To nurture an ethos of leadership at all levels, empowering every member of our community to be responsible for the success of the school. 

  1. To prioritise literacy as the cornerstone of academic achievement, giving each student the essential skills and knowledge for success in all areas of life. 

  1. To give all students the tools to be the best version of themselves, adhering to high standards, and ensuring that all students including disadvantaged and SEND make exceptional progress. 

School Development Plan:



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