Malvern College

About Malvern College

Boarding School Advice

Malvern College pupils are bright and enthusiastic all-rounders and the College is noted for its warmth and friendliness. They are a co-educational boarding school for pupils aged 13-18 and 76% of the 650 pupils full board. This makes the School extremely popular with expat and overseas families for whom a full programme of weekend activities is important.

The pupils eat in their houses and this fosters a welcoming family atmosphere. Malvern College seeks to maintain the most important traditions but is innovative and forward-looking. Pupils of all abilities flourish academically and the ‘value-added’ make them of one the leading independent schools in the country.

In the Sixth Form, pupils have the option to choose A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB), with 50% of pupils choosing each course of study. The School benefits from very beautiful rural and safe surroundings on the lower slopes of the Malvern Hills and yet they are only 1 hour South of Birmingham airport.

Boarding at Malvern College

Malvern College is proud of its long-standing heritage as a traditional boarding and day school offering responsive boarding. The day and boarding pupils are fully integrated into the boarding houses, ensuring an inclusive and supportive community.

Each pupil has a Housem – their Housemistress or Housemaster who oversees the individual’s progress through the College and who will help prepare the pupil for life beyond school. The Deputy Housem also works closely with pupils. In the House, there are also Assistants and Tutors who are always willing to answer questions or give advice. In addition to the House team, there are academic tutors, class teachers and staff in academic departments who are all available to help, many of whom run clinics to provide extra academic support.


Type of School Co-educational
School Address Malvern College, College Rd, Great Malvern, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3DF
Number of Pupils 650
Number of Boarders 513
International Boarders 274
Age Range 13-18
Religious Tradition Anglican
Distance from Airports

Birmingham – 45 miles

Distance from London

London Heathrow – 122 miles

School Links

The Downs Malvern’ preparatory school

Educational Programmes

GCSE, iGCSE, A Levels, International Baccalaureate Diploma

Co-Curricular Programmes

Preu Leith Cookery Course, Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, Combine Cadet Forces.