Malvern College


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  • Category: Nursery / Pre-Preparatory / Preparatory / Senior / Sixth Form
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day & Boarding
  • Religious Affiliation: Church of England
  • Roll: 359 (Boys) 300 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 13 - 18 years
  • Founded: 1865

General Information

Malvern College is an ISI top-rated co-educational boarding and day school with a reputation for excellence. There is a strong academic focus with the choice, in the Sixth Form, between the International Baccalaureate or A levels. 50% of pupils choose each course of study. In addition, we offer a broad-ranging co-curricular programme.

Pupils are bright and enthusiastic, and the College is noted for its warmth and friendliness. The pupils eat in their houses and this fosters the welcoming family atmosphere.

Our aim is for your child to achieve outstanding academic results and to learn how to establish good working relationships with others and the value of teamwork. We promote a set of well-tested and enduring human values, ‘The Malvern Qualities’, that we hope will prepare them to be resourceful enough to manage change in a rapidly evolving world.

Malvern has superb facilities and a teaching staff that is dedicated to the development of each child.


A well-resourced and computerised library; Medical Centre; Arts Centre with facilities for ceramics, printing and photography; eleven boarding houses with in-house dining for pupils; Music School with recording studio and recital hall; Chapel; Technology Centre with 3D printers, laser cutter, wood workshop, textile studio, CAD suite and jewellery workshop; redeveloped Science Centre (opened in 2015) which includes state-of-the-art laboratories and the new Lewis Lecture Theatre.

The Sports Complex, opened in October 2009, includes an eight-lane Cricket Centre (winter home of Worcestershire County Cricket Club), fitness suite, 25m six-lane swimming pool, shooting range, squash courts, climbing wall, and fitness studio. We also have extensive playing fields, a water-based artificial pitch and sand dressed Astroturf pitch, 22 tennis courts, four fives courts, two tournament quality rackets courts, an artificial putting green, driving range, chipping area and designated short-game area.

The campus based Rogers Theatre is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment and will re-open in Autumn 2018.

Co-curricular activities include yoga, canoeing, scuba diving, jewellery making, jazz band, golf, clay-pigeon shooting, the Young Engineers Scheme, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Combined Cadet Force, numerous academic societies and community service.

Entrance Requirements

Common Entrance or College’s own entrance tests in Mathematics, English and Science. 6th Form: entrance tests in chosen subjects for A-level or International Baccalaureate.


13+: Academic, Music, Art, Sport, Malvernian Society All-Rounder Award. 6th Form: Academic. Also Armed Forces discount.

Open Days

2019. Lower School (13+ & 14+ entry): Sat. 4th May. Sixth Form: Sat. 15th June.

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2018/2019. Full Boarding: £12,709 per term. New Sixth Form Boarders: £13,153 per term. Day Pupils: £8,485 per term.


Latest Inspection Report

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mr A R Clark

Contact for enquiries: Giles Vosper-Brown, Registrar

Malvern College
College Road
WR14 3DF

[t]: 01684 581500
[f]: 01684 581617

Location Description

Malvern College is in a beautiful location set at the foot of the magnificent Malvern Hills. It is situated in rural Worcestershire, yet within easy reach of the motorway network and international airports.

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School News

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A team of Sixth Formers who are getting ready to take on the mighty Soca Valley in a white-water kayak challenge this summer, spent their

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Leave out this term in the north-east of England developing white-water kayaking and river running techniques as well as undergoing safety training. The first day was spent on the Tees Barrage International white-water course, a man-made facility offering three great river rapids which are perfect for training. On the second day, the pupils took to the River Tees, ending the day with a flourish by descending the renowned ‘Low Force’ waterfall. All pupils are developing well and beginning to learn how to look after themselves on the rapids. Key is to learn to pick their own lines through the white water.

Bring on Slovenia and some sunshine.

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Malvern College pupil Ted Evans, an aspiring skier, had a successful annual Welsh Alpine Ski Championships staged at Champery, Switzerland.

Ted won U14 Welsh National Slalom

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Competition and also won U14 Welsh National Giant Slalom Competition! These wins contributed to Ted becoming the ‘Overall Welsh Male Alpine Champion’ across all age groups and disciplines (U10 to U18’s)!

Ted was chuffed to take home the main trophy and pleased with the lucrative bursary of £200.

Well done Ted!

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Congratulations to five of our pupils who have received offers of places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities: Anastasiia Kalinina (No.6), at Emmanuel College Cambridge to

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read Architecture, Kaspar Klemm (No.5), at The Queen’s College, Oxford to read PPE, Alex Tocher (No.5), at Christ’s College Cambridge to read Natural Sciences, Oscar Holroyd (No.2), at Robinson College, Cambridge to read Mathematics and Carla Walla (No.8), at Jesus College Oxford to read Chemistry.

The Headmaster congratulated them saying, “We have watched these pupils develop in academic strength over the years and we are delighted that they will have the opportunity to enjoy the stimulation and challenge of being at Oxford or Cambridge.Others, amongst our top students, will be attending some of the finest American Colleges for example, Yale and Princeton, and other major European universities this year. I wish all of our pupils success in their examinations, and in their future academic careers”.

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Malvern College hosted the 24th annual National Prep Schools’ Cross Country Championships on Sunday 13th March in which over 1000 pupils from more than 80

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schools competed in perfect cross country conditions.

Four races across the Malvern College campus and the Wells Common yielded the following year group and team winners for the Under 11 and Under 13 girls and boys races.

In the Under 11 Girls’ race, Nathalie Camp from Hall Grove School in Surrey was the individual winner and Cheam School, Berkshire won the Team Competition. William d’Arcy from Abingdon Preparatory School, Oxfordshire won the Under 11 Boys’ individual race, helping his school win the Team Competition.

Poppy Clark of Beaudesert Park School, Gloucestershire and Fraser Sproul from Sedburgh Preparatory School, Cumbria won the Under 13 Girls’ and Under 13 Boys’ individual races respectively. The Under 13 Girls’ Team Competition was won by Wycliffe Preparatory School, Gloucestershire and Yardley Court Preparatory School, Kent won the Boys’ Team Competition.

Malvern College has this week, celebrated the official opening of the new Razak Science Centre by The Honourable Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji

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Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia.

The Prime Minister, an Old Malvernian, who attended the College from 1968 to 1971, opened the Science Centre named in his honour. He gave a speech to assembled guests and took a tour of the Malvern College grounds with Headmaster Antony Clark and other senior staff. He was accompanied by his brother, Dato’ Johari Razak, also a former pupil, who attended Malvern between 1969 and 1972.

Offering cutting edge facilities, the Razak Science Centre ensures that Malvern College continues to develop science as a critically important aspect of the curriculum and provides Malvern with a fully integrated science facility for the first time in the school’s history.

The Centre has been created by completely renovating the existing Preston Science Building and the adjoining 1960s building, and linking the two with a brand new 140-seat Lewis Lecture Theatre, named after former head of science John Lewis. The Centre now consists of eighteen state-of-the-art laboratories, including a showcase laboratory, extra prep rooms and a new rooftop green house.

Antony Clark, Headmaster of Malvern College, comments: “We are incredibly privileged that Prime Minister Najib has been here to mark the opening of the Razak Science Centre and are proud to be able to count such a distinguished personality as one of our alumni. With the ever increasing importance of science and technology in everyday life, it is vital that Malvern inspires its pupils to be the great minds of the future. We are very grateful for the generous gifts from all our donors, which made building the Razak Science Centre possible.”

Rupert Harris received the prestigious Sir John Thomson Memorial Sword, at the Air Squadron Day held at Shuttleworth Old Warden Aerodrome  in Bedfordshire.   The trophy,

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presented by Lady Thomson, commemorates her late husband Air Chief Marshal Sir John Thomson, and is awarded to Best CCF (RAF) Cadet. Nominations for the award are called for in November of each year and only ten in the country were asked for interview this year.

Rupert has been a member of Malvern College’s CCF (RAF) since 2010 and has achieved a great deal. He has attended camps across the world and completed his Gliding scholarship in Vikings at RAF Syerston in April 2013. He gained a flying scholarship at Tayside Aviation in September 2013 and is a keen pilot. He led the College’s RAF Section in the Air Squadron Trophy for two years in succession and won the Leadership Trophy in 2012. Rupert is the former head of school and left the College this summer to take a gap year working with the children’s charity, the Rainbow Trust. He hopes to study Construction Management and Engineering at university.

Malvern College pupil Lydia Thomas took part in The Horse of the Year Show in April and competed in three events on her horse Misty,

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and in four events on her horse Touche. She came second and third in the qualifiers for Touche’s classes and then won a class in the Special on him. Riding Misty in the JA Grand Prix, she qualified and this was her proudest achievement, especially as it was the first class at that level and height that she had taken part in on this horse. The next competition that Lydia will undertake in the equestrian world will be the European Viewing Trials. Lydia continues to go from strength to strength in her riding.

Julia Heimann (Lower Sixth) has been granted a week-long full scholarship based on her academic merit and her letter of application for the Social Entrepreneurship

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Summer School at IE University, Madrid this summer. The course, aimed at 16-18 year olds, will teach the skills needed for successful social entrepreneurship and business management in innovative ways to help pupils think outside of the box on social and global issues.

“I’m looking forward to an invigorating and thought-provoking start on this course and I’m hoping to leave a positive, long lasting imprint on the community I will be working with. I also believe that this will be a great opportunity for me to get a head-start in my future career plans as a business manager”, says Julia.

Malvern College musicians were very successful in recent music examinations organised by the ABRSM, Trinity Guildhall and Rock School. Eleven pupils gained a total of

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14 Grade 8s between them of which five achieved Distinctions and three achieved Merits, a record number in one session.

Many congratulations to Kate Arnold (clarinet and singing), Tom Arnold (saxophone), Natasha Bishop (singing), Marcus Emmerson  (jazz clarinet and jazz saxophone), Céline Flowers (singing), Robert James (drum kit), Nancy John (singing), Alice Paterson (flute), Amelia Wall (singing), Lydia Westwood (piano and singing) and Kathryn Withnall (singing).

Malvern College pupil Chloe Underwood played for Wales U16 Hockey in an international tournament at the Venlose Hockey Club, Holland.

“It was the

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most amazing experience,” exclaims Chloe, “I felt really proud to be wearing a Welsh shirt”. Chloe faced international teams Venlose Hockey Club, Swiss Hockey and Den Bosch.

“I would like to say and big thank you to all my coaches at Malvern who have supported me throughout the past 18 months and given me extra training and coaching,” said Chloe. “I really enjoyed the tournament and will never forget this amazing experience”.


Four Malvern College pupils attended the RFA National Schools Girls’ Fives Championships – the largest field in the history of the event in which Malvern

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came away with four awards. Shinan Zhang (No.8) won the U18 Singles 15-2 and, partnered with Cassie Bedford (No.3), also won the U18 Doubles beating Rugby School.

In the U16 tournament Amelia Law (No.3) and Cassie Bedford both lost in the semi-finals of the singles, having won their pool matches. They then played each other for the plate competition, which Amelia won. In the doubles Amelia Law and Maggie Wong (No.6) lost to a strong pair from Rugby School but again came through to win the plate beating Sedbergh.

Seven pupils from Malvern College competed for the Colquhoun Trophy in a regional Fives tournament with other schools in the West of England. Lucas Nelson,

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who only started playing the sport this year, was the pick of the bunch and defeated the defending champion. His opponent got off to a good start but Lucas dug in and ground out an 11-9 win in the first, which set up an 11-6 second game and gave him the title.

Other Malvern College boys also gave good performances with Justin Luk, in the other half of the draw, winning his pool but he couldn’t quite get through to the finals. Giles Williams from Malvern won the Plate competition.

For the first time there was a Girls Friendly with girls from Malvern College, Marlborough and Blundell’s competing. The Malvern girls were the strongest with Maggie Wong winning the competition, Amelia Law second place and Cassie Bedford winning the Plate competition.


Josephine Steiskal and Heather Macdonald have been selected for the South-West of England Schools U18 ISFA squad and will play in the ISFA inter-regional tournament

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on 16th March.

Josi has played football at Malvern since joining in the Remove three years ago and has developed in to a fine attacking midfielder, with the ability to score from long range. She has also achieved the accolade of selection for the ISFA National Squad. Heather has played football at Malvern since the Foundation Year, starting off in goal but over the past two seasons moving to midfield where she has impressed with her excellent passing and dribbling.

“It is great to see Josi and Heather’s skills recognised in their selection for what is a very strong South-West of England squad as the sport is growing rapidly among independent schools”, says Mr Joe Gauci, teacher i/c Girls’ Football at Malvern.

Malvern College pupil James Page, who plays Prop in the 1st XV, secured a place in the Midlands U18 England Rugby Squad after impressive performances in county

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matches before Christmas and at the Divisional Trial in December.

James will attend the Divisional Festival this month, which will include a varied programme of 10 and 15-a-side matches as well as positional specific sessions. England U18 clubs and schools selectors will be in attendance before they name a squad to prepare for matches against France U18A and Ireland Clubs U18s at Marcoussis, France in April.

“This is an exceptional achievement by James”, said Nick Tisdale, Master i/c Rugby at Malvern and Worcester Warriors Academy Coach. “James is an exceptionally gifted player with explosive power, pace and ball handling skills which are very much needed in the modern game. This is, once again, a testament to the coaching and pathways that Malvern College provides.”

Nick and everyone at Malvern wishes James the very best of luck in the divisionals and are very proud of his achievement.

Over the Lent half term, Malvern College pupils travelled to Pune, India to participate in a spin academy set up by the Global Cricket School.

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This was a fantastic opportunity for the young Malvern cricketers, not only to develop their proficiency in bowling and batting against spin, but to do so in one of the most enthusiastic cricket countries in the world.

As well as training sessions including coaching from Hrishikesh Kanitkar, the Rajasthan captain and former test player, pupils were able to experience Indian culture and cuisine before the chance to play against some local opposition.

“The trip was a fantastic experience for all concerned and one that will live long in their memory”,  said Mark Hardinges, Master i/c of Cricket at Malvern. “This training will be invaluable for the boys in the forthcoming season.”




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