Malvern College is a leading independent co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 13 – 18 where focus is on academic excellence and all round achievement, but also upon providing outstanding pastoral care through the impressive House system.
The broad curriculum and co-curriculum provides a wide choice for pupils and the strong teaching support encourages them to maximise their potential. In the Sixth Form Malvern offers a choice between the International Baccalaureate and A levels and offers a wide academic curriculum at GCSE and IGCSE level, producing impressive results.
Malvern College is fortunate in its location on the eastern slopes of the Malvern Hills with wonderful views across the Severn Valley to the Cotswolds. The school has made a significant investment in state-of-the-art sports facilities and has also opened two new, superbly equipped boarding houses. The boarding houses have extensive en-suite facilities and the new Sports Complex includes a 25m swimming pool, an eight-court sports hall, a shooting range, squash courts, dance studio, multi-purpose fitness suite and a hospitality suite. The Sports Complex meets the needs of the school and that of Worcester County Cricket Club and Worcester Warriors Rugby Club, who use the facility for training. A refurbishment and renovation project is currently under way to establish Malvern as an exciting centre for young scientists. Our co-curricular programme allows the development of all-round skills eg: leadership, adventure, creativity and self-expression.
The Downs Malvern, the College's associated prep school, is an outstanding day, weekly and full boarding school for girls and boys from 3 – 13 years. The prep school is set in its own impressive 55-acre campus ten minutes by car, away from the senior school. Here pupils benefit from outstanding teaching and superb facilities, in the classroom, in boarding accommodation and in the provisions for sport . There is a new Sports Hall and all-weather sports pitch. Emphasis is on the outdoor curriculum, enabling young pupils to make the most of the wonderful outdoor country campus.
Stimulated and challenged by the "Malvern experience", pupils more frequently exceed expectations than match them. Our focus on individual achievement is counterbalanced by the encouragement of teamwork and a spirit of co-operation and service to others.
Our next open mornings are on 3rd May and the 11th October, and individual family visits can also be arranged to allow you time to get to know us. Please contact the Registrar, Mr Giles Vosper-Brown for more information.
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I have enjoyed five amazing years at Malvern College. Its beautiful location is, in itself, inspiring and there is so much on offer academically, physically, creatively and socially. The school encourages participation by all and does a fantastic job of making students feel valued for their contributions in any sphere.
I joined Malvern College as a shy FY with a passion for both Sports and Music. The staff worked in harmony to help me manage my commitments, helping me to develop my organisational and communication skills; year by year I felt my confidence grow.
Particularly important to my experience was the house system; in No 4 I became part of a family headed by the most incredible supportive staff. It really was my second home and I made friends that I know I will keep for life. I'm sad that my time at Malvern is over but I feel fantastically prepared for the future.
Rebecca Raby-Smith Old Malvernian
All public schools can boast tradition, excellent facilities and grand old buildings. But Malvern is unique for various reasons and that is why I loved it so much. I really appreciated the beautiful campus situated on the Malvern Hills with stunning views over Worcestershire's countryside, while having a modern sports hall, gym and swimming pool.
Malvern is unusual for boarding schools in that each meal was eaten in your house where a first year could chat to a sixth former as well as teachers over lunch.
The teachers at Malvern put so much effort into sport and lessons that it made it a joy to participate and learn. I have made life-long friends through the College, who come from all over the world, some of whom I had the opportunity to see when on exchange to a school in Sydney.