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Malcolm Arnold Academy

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Trinity Avenue
United Kingdom

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Malcolm Arnold Academy is a mainstream secondary academy for 11-18 year-olds in West Northamptonshire. It has a nursery and a designated special provision (DSP). The school is part of the David Ross Education Trust (DRET).

Designated Special Provision

Malcolm Arnold Academy's designated special provision supports up to 11 pupils aged 11-18 years.  Its pupils have EHC Plans stating their primary (main) needs are -

  • Sensory and/or Physical Needs

i.e. Hearing Impairments (HI)

All pupils will have permanent moderate, severe, or profound bilateral hearing loss. They will also have an Education, Health, and Care (EHC) Plan. The Local Authority will have identified their needs as requiring placement at Malcolm Arnold Academy's designated special provision.


Malcolm Arnold Academy is part of the local authority's Schools’ Accessibility Strategy. This means it has adaptations for pupils with disabilities that are over and above what is required under general planning and building regulations. As a minimum, the school will have:

  • Physical access to all areas of curriculum (this may not be 100% of the school building).
  • Suitable parking and a suitable entrance to the school.
  • A suitable changing facility for pupils with disabilities.
  • A designated area for physiotherapy or similar treatments.
  • Specialist furniture (e.g. variable height tables and other physical aids).


Additional Information

SENCo: Paula Smith ([email protected])

Ofsted Grade: Good (09 March 2020)
  • Northampton Area
  • West Northamptonshire
  • Northamptonshire
Age range
Suitable for ages from 11 years to 18 years
Referral route
  • Education or School Referral
  • Professional Referral
For people with
  • Sensory Impairments
  • Suitable for Everyone
Eligibility criteria
  • Age Range - School
  • Location-Specific
  • Assessment Needed
  • Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
Provider category
  • Targeted Services - Additional Support Needs
  • Universal Services - Suitable for Everyone

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Last updated 22 March 2024