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Headteacher's Welcome

On behalf of the children, staff and governors, I am proud to welcome you to Malcolm Arnold Preparatory School.


Our school motto is ‘Reaching for the moon’, (in Latin: summa celse tentanda) and we encourage all children to aim high and achieve their personal best in all that they do.

We are based on the Malcolm Arnold Campus and its facilities offer our pupils an exciting range of curricular and co-curricular opportunities in sports, the arts, languages and more. We work closely with the secondary school to share best practice and build strong ties between pupils and students.

Our school has strong links with the Diocese of Peterborough and is a Church of England school which is fully supportive of the Christian faith. However, our school values system transcends religion and we are fully inclusive of all faiths and none. We have made links with the local Holy Trinity church for Christian festivals, and we also teach and celebrate the festivals of other religions as appropriate to our school community. Children are taught RE as per the Northamptonshire locally agreed syllabus and collective worship happens daily which is ‘broadly Christian in context’ (parents have the right to withdraw their child for some or all of RE and worship).

I look forward to welcoming you and your child to our wonderful school, where you can see our children reaching for the moon.

Mrs Karen Stevenson                Mrs Sandra Appleby 

Acting Headteacher                   Executive Headteacher 


We are a Church of England School


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