Matthew Arnold School

Matthew Arnold School, Oxford, United Kingdom

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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.


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. 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 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 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. 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 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 £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.


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.

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 during standard hours. Please enquire about pricing for all one off events, and any regular bookings during premium hours (8am to 10pm on bank holidays and other national holidays).

If you are looking to book Matthew Arnold School, please plan in advance! We are unable to accept bookings or amendments less than 7 days in advance of your proposed start date.

We love welcoming the local community into our schools, and want to keep our charges as low as possible. However, to make it worthwhile for our schools and to ensure that we can pay our fantastic Community Connectors a fair wage, we do have a £45 minimum spend per session for one-off bookings. Aside from this, all rates are per hour.


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