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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.

“Broadening horizons and growing passions; learning together to shape our community.”
"Please send them on their way in a manner that honours God.”
3 John 1:6

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 our running, and forms a strong moral and ethical compass for all pupils of the Christian faith and other faiths to follow. We accept pupils of all faiths, but we do follow the values and virtues of the Christian faith (although  there is a lot of cross over with other faiths).

We were inspected by SIAMS (The Church version of Ofsted) in February of 2017 and were found to be “Good”. As the school has grown so our ability to follow our values has expanded.

Our Vision

Broadening horizons and growing passions; learning together to shape our community.

…Please send them on their way in a manner that honours God.

3 John 1:6

Underpinned by The Parable of the Talents

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.’

Parable of the Talents

Jesus uses the Parable of the Talents to help us understand our calling as Christians and our responsibility to use what God has given us to bring Him glory and honour! We have the most valuable gift of all, the Word of God and the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. This gift is for us to share with others through our words and actions. It is a great responsibility with great reward as described in the Parable of the Talents.

Jesus tells a story of a rich man who has three slaves. He gives each slave an amount of money, referred to as talents and possibly talents of gold, based upon that mans ability to steward and care for the money. The first steward is given 5 talents, the second is given two talents and the third is given one. The master told them to care for his money and the first two servants used the talents to trade and gain profit. They returned to their master with double the talents! The third servant was fearful and hid the one talent he was trusted with, returning just one talent to his master. The master scolded him saying that he should have invested the money and received interest. 

The Parable of the Talents should encourage us and challenge us to take what God has given us and invest in the kingdom of God. There is great reward waiting for those who steward well with what the Lord has given them.

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