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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.

Diliges proximum tuum sicut te ipsum
"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 vision of 'love yourself, love others, love the world', ('Love your neighbour as yourself,' Mark 12:31), permeates all aspects of our school and forms a strong moral and ethical compass for pupils.

At Malcolm Arnold Preparatory School (MAPS)we follow the values and virtues of the Christian faith and welcome pupils from all faiths and none.                                                              

We have links with our community and our Parish Church, Holy Trinity and St. Paul. 

You can find out more about Holy Trinity and St Paul here:

We also have links with St Matthews Church and All Saints' Church, especially through the provision of choral music: and

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

Our Vision                   

Malcolm Arnold Preparatory School is committed to ensuring every child will flourish through their spirituality and a love for each other.

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

'Love yourself, love others, love the world.'

Our Values

Our Values


We try to be the best we can be.

‘He has filled them with skill to do all manner of work.’ 

Exodus 35 v35


We use our imagination to help our students discover their talents and love of learning through new experiences.


We take action to show we care.

‘And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you’

Ephesians 4:32



We care for our neighbour, local or global. We act against injustice and inequality with positivity.


Nothing holds us back.

‘Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us’

Hebrews 12 v1


We encourage all members of our school family to have high expectations. Courage and determination will allow all to achieve.


We make the right choices.

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of Lord Jesus…’

Colossians 3:13



We always strive to do the right thing, even when this is not the easy option.


We always lead by example.

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

Matthew 7:12


We treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves. We are role models to our community.


We always aim high.

‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you might overflow with hope’

Romans 15 v13


We raise aspirations through inspiring our pupils to be ready for a world that changes rapidly. Through our curriculum and enrichment, we are giving our pupils confidence and knowledge.

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