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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


We have fun and varied PE and Games lessons where we develop our skills in a range of sports including; Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics, Football, Cricket, Dodgeball, Rugby, Hockey, Netball and many more indoor and outdoor adventurous activities.

We have strong links with a number of schools within the Northampton Town Community and schools within the David Ross Education Trust.

Every child receives 2 hours of PE lessons per week, plus morning, lunch time activities and the opportunity to participate in our after-school sports clubs. Our PE lessons and after school sports clubs offers the children a broad experience of many different sports.

Through PE and school sport, children can develop values of:

Compassion - caring about one's wellbeing and performance, and then encouraging oneself to take action to achieve their goals
Integrity –showing fairness in our sports, developing the skills to follow rules with honesty
Ambition – Having the determination to push towards achieving something
Aspiration- Challenging and aiming high to succeed further at experiences
Courage – challenging themselves physically and emotionally to try new activities and pushing themselves to achieve and develop new skills
Respect – Encouraging positive behaviours through playing fair, following rules and admiring peers/team mates for their abilities, qualities or achievements

Other virtues which are developed

  • Belief – Developing self-belief to help improve sporting success and have a ‘can-do’ attitude in all physical activities undertaken
  • Responsibility – Experiencing healthy competition and learning to cope with life’s successes and defeats
  • Friendship – Creating friendships through sharing ideas with others, listening and responding in order to participate in physical activities
  • Teamwork – Working together with other children to reach a common goal

PE curriculum

During PE lessons, children develop core skills to enable them to become well-rounded sportsmen and sportswomen and we incorporate the School Games values of Respect, Honesty, Teamwork, Passion, Determination and Self-Belief.

A programme of swimming is planned each year for pupils in KS2 and this is arranged through the Local Authority and we aim for everyone leaving school at the end of Year 6 to be able to swim at least 25m.

Children have the opportunity to participate in a range of sporting tournaments and sports festivals in school. We participate annually in the DRET Primary Cup and Summer Cup and this is a fantastic opportunity to showcase their sporting talents.  We also have fantastic community links, we are lucky to deliver a specialism programme with Saints Hockey and Saints Rugby. Alongside additional team training, we have supported children in becoming confident hockey players that have gone onto county level and when moving onto secondary schools have continued playing Hockey. We look now to develop this further within Rugby. 

Events throughout the year promote inclusion, team-building skills, a sense of achievement and self-belief and we celebrate keeping active as a whole school.

We do have a code of dress for PE which you can find online and are grateful for your full support in ensuring that lessons can be enjoyed by smart and safely dressed pupils having the correct footwear.

The school is proud to announce that it has won ‘Sporting Academy of the Year 2022’ within the David Ross Education Trust.

Rachael Headworth
PE lead and Class Teacher

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