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Malcolm Arnold Academy

At Malcolm Arnold Academy we seek to broaden the horizons of each and every one of our students, helping them to achieve at the highest level both academically and in their talents outside the classroom.

Church of England


Malcolm Arnold Academy is a Church of England school, and forms part of the Diocese of Peterborough


At MAA, our distinctive Christian vision ensures all children and adults flourish because:

  • we lead through service; being connected and committed to our educational mission
  • we are educating for life in all its fullness (John 10.10)
  • we are educating to do good, seek peace and pursue it (Psalm 34.14)
  • we include, invite and inspire those of all faiths and none by living our values and serving the common good, together.

Collective Worship

Our distinctive Christian ethos is one that seeks to meet the needs of all, wherever they may be on their journey of faith. Collective worship includes:

  • Daily collective stillness and reflection with year group, in roll call
  • Daily collective worship reflection/prayer with tutor group
  • Daily stillness and listening to our tutor read aloud
  • Weekly Worship assembly aligned with Church of England calendar
  • Regular celebration of House identities and achievements
  • Additional, special worship assemblies and Services to mark Church calendar event

We have strong links with our community, St Matthew’s Church Northampton and All Saints Church  with Rural Dean, Father Oliver Coss often in school leading services and joining in with our full time Chaplain.

Collective Worship Documents

Our Vision

Malcolm Arnold Academy is a school in the heart of Northampton with simple-to-state approach: insisting on impeccable behaviour, a knowledge-based curriculum, guided instructional teaching and meaningful music and sporting experiences.

As a Christian school, we include, invite and inspire those of all faiths and none by living our values and serving the common good, together;

we are educating for ‘life in all its fullness’ (John 10.10)

we are educating to ‘do good, seek peace and pursue it’ (Psalm 34.14)

Our Values

Ambitious, broad and rich education

Valuing the professional integrity of people

Impeccable behaviour

Respected and valued; we belong

Valuing knowledge and wisdom

Meet the Chaplin

Coming Soon

Church of England Documents




Prayer & Ethics Committee


Chapel and Prayer Space

Love of Reading

Bible Group and Collective Worship leaders