Malvern St James Girls’ School

About Malvern St James Girls’ School

Malvern St James Girls’ School is a leading independent day and boarding School for girls aged 3-18. Located in Malvern, Worcestershire, the School offers exceptional academic, sport, music, drama and equestrian provision.

Malvern St James is recognised as one of the UK’s leading independent schools, achieving exceptional grades in A Levels and GCSEs and superb value-added attainment.

The School encourages girls to be ambitious, intellectually curious, creative, considered risk-takers and collaborators. The enrichment programme is varied with something for everyone including clubs for budding engineers and scientists, extra-curricular languages, drama, public speaking and debating, sport of every kind, and Young Enterprise for would-be entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Malvern St James offers an all-though education in a friendly home from home environment; this allows the School to build long term relationships with girls academically and pastorally. It allows students to thrive in a familiar environment whilst also encouraging them to seek challenges outside of their comfort zone, gaining confidence as independent thinkers and leaders.

MSJ Prep is in the same building as the Senior School allowing younger girls to benefit from the specialist resources Seniors have access to, such as science labs, sport, art and drama facilities.


Boarding at Malvern St James

The experienced boarding team promote caring, friendly and supportive relationships in an inclusive and friendly family setting. Girls are encouraged to become resilient and independent by problem solving and gaining responsibilities as they progress through each of the boarding houses.  Once in Sixth Form Boarding, independence is key, giving girls the skills they will need for university in a safe and secure environment with staff to support them pastorally and academically.



Type of School Girls only
School Address Malvern St James, 15 Avenue Rd, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3BA
Number of Pupils 412
Pupils Prep 83
Number of Boarders 205
International Boarders 100
Age Range 3 to 18 years
Religious Tradition Christian but inclusive of all faiths
Distance from Airports

Birmingham International Airport – 45 minutes.

Distance from London

Great Malvern train station is opposite the School with direct trains to London Paddington. This takes 2 hours and 30 minutes

Educational Programmes

GCSE, A Level,  BTEC

Co-Curricular Programmes

The enrichment programme is varied at Malvern St James Girls’ School with something for everyone from clubs for budding engineers and scientists, extra-curricular languages, drama, music, Leiths, photography, sport of every kind, Young Enterprise, debating and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to name a few.

Malvern St James ensures a balance is struck between co-curricular and academic activities, and between developing existing interests and talents and encouraging girls to step out of their comfort zone and try new activities.  From horse-riding to Model United Nations, there is something available for everyone.

Through our co-curricular programme, pupils are also supported in understanding what it means to be a leader through a range of hands on leadership-based experiences and opportunities.  From Form Captains, to Digital Leaders, Subject Ambassadors to eco-champions, Prep Prefects to the Head Girl Team, there are a range of roles and mentoring for all.