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 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.


At Malcolm Arnold Academy we are privileged to receive support from a number of prestigious educational partners.

Enrichment Time

Out time table changes each term.

Contact - Mr Wheller for this terms list of clubs and activities

Enrichment Offer

Royal and Derngate Theatre

The Royal and Derngate Theatre is the main venue for arts and entertainment in Northampton.

The theatre company provides a wide variety of bespoke projects, workshops and opportunities for our students. Projects are aimed at improving performance, and social and personal skills, to young people of all ages and abilities.

Young Voices

Young Voices is the largest school choir organiser in the world and currently organises over 14 capacity concerts in the UK and Ireland’s leading arenas.

Young Voices allows our students to develop their talents, work together and build their confidence.

Royal College of Music

The Royal College of Music trains gifted musicians from all over the world for careers as performers, conductors and composers.

Our work with their RCM Sparks programme offers our music students a range of inspirational learning experiences through bespoke projects.

Clare College Cambridge

Clare College is one of Cambridge University’s oldest colleges and boasts an outstanding reputation for music teaching.

The academy works with Clare College to raise aspirations amongst students and encourage pupils from all backgrounds to aim for the best in higher education.

As a David Ross Education Trust (DRET) academy we believe that enrichment can help to raise academic standards, enhance performance and teach life skills that will equip our students for an ever-changing world.

Secondary enrichment is carefully selected to equip young people with additional experiences and skills that will not only give them a head start in their adult life but also enhance their CVs, applications and interviews in competitive careers and higher education markets.

What sort of skills does enrichment teach?

  • Determination to succeed
  • Teamwork
  • Winning and losing with grace
  • Respect for others
  • Tolerance
  • Confidence in yourself
  • A sense of fun and enjoyment
  • Creativity
  • Focus and attitude
  • Health benefits

Academies across the Trust are encouraged to work collaboratively to make the most of the opportunities on offer and Malcolm Arnold Academy regularly participates in these activities.

In addition to our own partners, the Trust has partnerships with a number of organisations that work with us to provide opportunities in music, drama, art and other cultural pursuits. These activities and events are designed to enhance academic studies and to provide opportunities that many students may not otherwise have access to.

Some of the partners that we have worked with include the Shakespeare Schools Festival, The Kalisher Trust, the University of Nottingham, the Outward Bound Trust and Lincoln Castle, to name a few.


Music Scholarships




For further information about the enrichment opportunities that are on offer please contact:

Shane Ward & Alex Green

Jamie Healy

To contact us please call head office:
01476 566 801