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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


We now have twelve classes at Malcolm Arnold Preparatory School.

The Robins and the Sparrows in Reception, the Squirrels and Hedgehogs in Year One, the Foxes and Badgers in Year 2, the Lions and Tigers in Year Three, the Leopards and Panthers in Year Four and the Seals and Penguins in Year Five.

We can take up to a maximum of 30 children in each class. We also offer 1:1 support for children on a regular basis.

Early Years

The Early Years Team are Mrs Steel, Mrs Davies, Mrs Summers, Mrs Pyrah, Miss McAllister and Mrs Smith. Mrs Summers is our Early Years Team Leader.

Year 1

The Squirrels are taught by Mr Trotter (who is our KS1 Team Leader) and supported by Miss McDonald.

The Hedgehogs are taught by Miss Kennedy and supported by Miss Tebbutt.

Year 2

The Foxes are taught by Miss Cooke and supported by Mrs Duddy.

The Badgers are taught by Miss Barre and supported by Miss Elliman.

Year 3

The Lions are taught by Mrs Pheasant and supported by Miss Jarvis.

The Tigers are taught by Miss Headworth and supported by Mrs Brightman.

Year 4

The Year 4 team are taught by Miss Brown (who is our KS2 Team Leader), Mrs Smyth and Mrs Stevenson and are supported by Miss Lemaire and Mrs Wills.

Year 5

The Year 5 team are taught by Mrs Brown and Mrs Bailey and are supported by Mr Hobbs.

Support and Admin

Our family support worker is Mrs Catlin who works with children and families from across the school.

Other adults who support across our school are: Mrs Marshall, Mrs Munnelly, Mrs Onafeko, Miss Gaenor, Miss Schreiber, Mrs Tanhai, Miss Tracey and Miss Natalie.

Our office staff are Mrs Hawkins-Smith, Miss Nikki and Miss Sayeeda.

Senior Leadership

Mr Northcott is our headteacher and Mrs Stevenson is our deputy head and SENDCo.