Malcolm Arnold Academy
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
About Malcolm Arnold Academy
Malcolm Arnold Academy is a co-educational secondary school based in Northampton, Northamptonshire, for students aged 11-18.
The school takes its name from the legendary composer Sir Malcolm Arnold. Born in Northampton in 1921, he was one of the leading figures in 20th-century classical music and helped to establish the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
Values and vision
Malcolm Arnold Academy’s house system, led by non-teaching staff, is at the heart of support for each student. It aims to help everyone studying and working at the school to build good relationships. The secondary school’s educators are dedicated to leading the way in teaching, while always placing emphasis on the importance of traditional values.
Malcolm Arnold Academy’s specialisms of maths and music are the focus of its personalised curriculum, which encourages students to think outside the borders of each subject. Most importantly, Malcolm Arnold Academy considers itself to be a "learning school", which means that all its members are encouraged to think about how they could do things better, whether in learning, teaching or relationships.
“Governors know the school well and provide a good level of support and challenge to leaders. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted well. There is a wide range of extra-curricular activities, particularly in sport and music, which broaden pupils’ experiences. The support provided for pupils who have special educational needs or disability is strong and enables them to make good progress. Work done to keep pupils safe online has been highly effective and is valued by pupils.”