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The Matthew Arnold School

OFSTED 2024 noted that:
This is a school where pupils and staff are aspirational. Pupils know that the caring and attentive staff want the very best for them. They appreciate the improvements that the new headteacher and leadership team have introduced. This includes raised expectations for their learning and behaviour. Through the broad and balanced curriculum, pupils are
now learning more. They know what is expected of them, and the rules of being ‘Ready, Respectful and Safe’ permeate all aspects of school life. Pupils learn in calm and focused classrooms.
Our school values of : Respect, Kindness and Aspiration underpin all we do. Our school is therefore a school where we aspire for each child to aim high and achieve.

About our school experience

We will offer an honest experience of life in a good school that is thriving to be even better. Come join us and see for yourself how rewarding working in a school can be.
Start and finish times
8.00am to 3.00pm - Flexible

In some cases we are flexible.

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos, Remove piercings

Teacher training

We work in Partnership with Roehampton University.
Matthew Sossick

Head of Initial Teacher Education
School of Education
Room: Gilroy 04
University of Roehampton | London | SW15 XXX
Tel: +44 (0)20 8392 7333

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: Passport and or driving license
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Kingston Road, Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey, TW18 1PF
Map showing The Matthew Arnold School

Yes - on site parking provided

Plenty of parking available on site.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Disability confident logo

Access needs policy

Kingston Road, Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey, TW18 1PF
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Disability access

Disability Confident

  • Business studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Design and technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • Music
  • Religious education