Coronavirus Management: School Closure
Matthew Arnold School, like all schools across the Country, is now closed to all students except those who have already confirmed that they will be attending. Those who may attend are the children of key workers, children with EHCP, children accessing free school meals or children with an assigned social worker. Please contact the school if you have not already told us that you would like your child to be able to access this emergency provision.
We ask that all parents of these groups follow the first principle of keeping their children at home if it is at all possible and to only send them to school if there is no safe alternative. If anyone in the family is showing symptoms, then students should not be sent to school and the whole family must self-isolate.
We should all be reducing social contact and travel, wherever possible, and by closing the school we are making a significant contribution to that effort.
Learning from home
The Acer Trust was formed in early 2017 having previously been a single school Multi Academy Trust (West Oxford Schools Trust). We are now a multi academy trust of seven Oxfordshire schools; currently we have four primary schools and three secondary schools in our Trust.
Our core aim is to work in collaborative partnership as a family of schools, united through the Acer Trust, to improve outcomes for all the learners across those schools.
Our plan is drive for constant improvement in the quality of educational experience for every learner in our family of schools. The founding partner schools in the formation of the Acer Trust were Icknield Community College, Watlington; Wood Green School, Witney; Chalgrove Community Primary School and Matthew Arnold School, Oxford. Stadhampton Primary School joined the Acer Trust in February 2019. Watlington Primary School joined in August 2019 and Botley Primary School joined in March 2020.