The David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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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


Special educational needs and disability (SEND)

From September 2014, all maintained schools and academies have a legal obligation to publish an annually reviewed Special Educational Needs Information Report.

The purpose of this report is to give information about how the school implements the Special Educational Needs Policy.

Our SENDCo is Maylie Dickerson She can be contacted via telephone 01604 931130 or, via email at

As an inclusive school we do not seek to closely define the special educational needs for which we will make provision.

In admitting pupils with special educational needs we would expect to have informative discussions with both the pupil’s family and the local authority (who maintain our admissions) to ascertain the suitability of our provision.

Initially, we will take on the responsibility to make provision for a pupil with special educational needs through the school’s devolved SEND budget. 

Thereafter, we would apply for High Needs Funding if the pupil’s and the school’s needs make that a necessity.

Should pupils have significant, severe or profound needs, careful assessment of each pupil's requirements takes place with other agencies to ensure that the child's needs are prioritised and they receive the best possible support for their needs. This may be at MAPS or a specialist provision.

Our school's policies for:

  • Identifying children and young people with SEND and assessing their needs
  • Our school’s arrangements for assessing and reviewing children and young people’s progress towards outcomes.
  • Our approach to teaching children and young people with SEND
  • How adaptations are made to the curriculum and learning environment of children and young people with SEND
  • How our school evaluates the effectiveness of its provision for children and young people with SEND.

To find out more about the Local Offer on the Northamptonshire County Council page, please click here.

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