Matthew Arnold School

Matthew Arnold School, Oxford, United Kingdom

Matthew Arnold School is situated West of Oxford, near Cumnor Hill and Botley. The school offers a wide variety of facilities including a hall with a stage, a spacious sports hall and an impressive training facility perfect for corporate events. The school offers ample free parking on site and is conveniently close to the city centre.

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Starts at £10 per hour



Sports Hall

Available from £30 per hour

Matthew Arnold School boasts a recently renovated sports hall with high ceilings and various sporting apparatus. The diverse space is suitable for most sports clubs due to its sheer size and assorted facilities. These facilities include: marked court lines (for netball, basketball, football and badminton), ceiling mounted basketball hoops, cricket nets and five-a-side football goals. The hall also has male and female changing facilities. The size of the hall is 30m x 15m.

Main Hall

Available from £25 per hour

Matthew Arnold features a sizeable hall complete with a raised stage, making it perfect for dance and drama clubs. The hall benefits from wooden flooring and large windows, allowing lots of natural light, however blackout curtains provide the option to darken the room for performances. The hall features a large stage, and any performances held here can also benefit from basic audio equipment and stage lighting, which is ceiling mounted, and available for use upon request. There is a baby grand piano in the corner of the room, which is also available for use upon request. The hall also features a ceiling mounted digital projector and screen, making the space well suited for large presentations or screening events. It has capacity for 220 seated.


Available from £20 per hour

Matthew Arnold Gym boasts sprung flooring and an extensive range of gymnasium equipment including crash mats, vaults and 8 benches, making the space perfect for all sports groups. It can also host children’s’ parties or playgroups (equipment such as ping-pong tables available upon request) comfortably. The well-lit, rectangular room also offers wall mounted basketball hoops and marked courts. The gym includes adjoining changing room facilities. The hall has capacity for 180 seated. The size of the hall is 20.7m x 11.7m.

Dining Hall

Available from £ per hour

Situated directly next to the Main Hall, the Matthew Arnold Dining Area offers a great space available for hire in conjunction with the Main Hall, perfect for a break room or drinks reception area during any event. The Dining Area has compact, movable canteen seating available for use and leads on to the Courtyard. The courtyard is a spacious outdoor area and is available for hire in conjunction with the closely situated Main Hall and dining area. This ample circular area offers metal tables and benches to seat up to 48 people, approximately. The Courtyard also provides sheltered outdoor areas, perfect for adding outdoor space for catering or mingling during the summer. Price available on request.

Common Room

Available from £15 per hour

The Sixth Form Common Room is a multipurpose room, with a relaxed feel and decor. This area benefits from an adjoined kitchenette with a vending machine. It also has 10 large round tables and chairs, perfect for an informal event, networking session, or talk. It has capacity for up to 50 seated.

Meeting Room

Available from £15 per hour

Matthew Arnold has a wide variety of open spaces available for hire. If the Main Hall and the Gym are both too large, perhaps the Maths Area could be the perfect venue for your event. This area has a number of portable dining tables available for use and adjoining classrooms, perfect for a tuition centre or learning day.

Meeting Room

Available from £25 per hour

The Science Hall is situated within Matthew Arnold School’s impressive science department, and offers a unique rectangular space making it perfect for events such as children’s clubs or presentations. The science hall features a ceiling mounted projector and screen, as well as a number of adjoining classrooms also available for hire. It also offers four transportable dining tables with seating for 48 in total, making it the perfect pop-up canteen. The area also benefits from high ceilings and electronic windows, as well as a modern, well-lit atmosphere.

Meeting Room

Available from £15 per hour

The Matthew Arnold ‘Training Room’ is the perfect professional learning environment, complete with wireless internet and a ceiling mounted digital projector and screen. The Training Room comfortably seats up to 22 delegates and features an attached kitchenette with tea and coffee making facilities. Other amenities include a wall mounted white board, a flip chart and full audio equipment.

Drama Studio

Available from £15 per hour

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Music Room

Available from £15 per hour

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Available from £10 per hour

We can provide a wide range of classrooms at Matthew Arnold. All seat approximately 30, although layout will vary from room to room. All classrooms feature a large whiteboard and most will feature an additional interactive whiteboard.

Outdoor Space

Available from £10 per hour

Matthew Arnold School has a large outdoor field which is perfect for a wide range of events such as sports matches. If you're looking for a large outside space, Matthew Arnold can help!


All prices are reflective of regular bookings, please enquire for one off events. For bookings of this facility made within the month of the booking, we do charge a £30 administrative fee. Please not we do not take bookings less than 7 days in advance of your proposed start date. If you are looking to book Matthew Arnold School, please plan in advance!

We charge our rates per hour, however we do have a £45 minimum spend per session. This is to cover the charges of our fantastic Community Connectors who will open and close the venue for you, and be there to greet you, they embody School Space’s unique culture and vision for schools and communities.

If your booking does not reach this amount, we may have to add an additional amount to bring your booking up to this amount. Alternatively, you are welcome to consider adding additional time to your booking to reach this amount and have more time in our fantastic venues.



  • Changing Rooms
  • Parking
  • Projector
  • Sports Equipment
  • Sprung Floor
  • Tables
  • Toilets

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