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Malcolm Arnold Preparatory School

Malcolm Arnold Prep is committed to ensuring every pupil excels both inside and the classroom and later on in their lives.

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"You shall love your neighbour as yourself"
Mark 12:31

Church of England

Malcolm Arnold Prep School is a Church of England school, and forms part of the Diocese of Peterborough. Our church values permeate all aspects of our school and forms a strong moral and ethical compass for all pupils. We welcome pupils of all faiths and none. At MAPS we follow the values and virtues of the Christian faith.

Following our 2017 SIAMS inspection (The Church version of Ofsted) we were awarded “Good”.

Our Vision

You shall love your neighbour as yourself
(Mark 12:31)

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Our Virtues


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What does it mean?


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Respect is treating others as you would like to be treated and looking after everything in our world.

Matthew 7:12

‘Do for others what you want them to do for you…’


Kindness is taking care of all living things.


Ephesians 4:32

‘And be kind to one another, tender-hearted,

forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you’


Gratitude is always being thankful for everything we have.

Psalm 136:1

‘Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good; his love is eternal.’


Responsibility is making the best choices and also understanding when we don’t.

Colossians 3:13

‘And whatever you do, in word or deed, do

everything in the name of Lord Jesus…’



Patience is taking the time to listen and understand that everyone's thoughts and ideas are important.

Ephesians 4:2

‘Be always humble, gentle and patient. Show your love by being tolerant with each other.’


Perseverance is always

trying hard even when it’s difficult.

Thessalonians 3:13

‘And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.’

Our Vision Statement

By following the example of Jesus to, ‘love your neighbour as yourself’, we are building a community of mutual respect; through universal values of kindness, patience and courage.
We want to embody what is meant by mutual respect both in the outside world and at MAPS. We model a school that is inclusive and has the confidence to mirror that message to the outside world. All attributes which will ensure any child who attends MAPS takes forward a positivity into the wider world and future. We endeavour to empower children to be upstanders and promote a courageous advocacy – asking the question ‘what difference will you make today?’
Love is a universal factor for all humans to promote harmony, peace and goodwill.

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