‘Malcolm Arnold’ Chosen for New Academy Name

‘Malcolm Arnold’ Chosen for New Academy Name
A new Academy is to be set up in Northampton in Sir Malcolm Arnold’s name.

Over 400 students and staff proffered suggestions to the David Ross Foundation who sponsor the Academy, and by popular vote, Sir Malcolm’s name was chosen. Chairman of the Foundation, David Ross, said “I have been delighted by the volume of responses from staff and students in relation to the academy name. It is my belief that the academy name should be unique and celebrate the best of Northampton and that is precisely what Sir Malcolm Arnold signifies. I would like to thank those students and staff for submitting so many suggestions.”

The new academy, which opened on 1 September 2010 on the site of Unity College, Northampton will focus on raising expectations of what students are capable of achieving.