The Downs Malvern

The Downs Malvern is an outstanding day, weekly, flexi and full boarding school for girls and boys aged 3 – 13 years. Part of the Malvern College Family of Schools, The Downs Malvern is set within a beautiful 55-acre campus on the western edge of the Malvern Hills.

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    The Downs Malvern

    Revered for its first-class education, The Downs Malvern is located in a stunningly beautiful area of the UK. Safe, caring and extremely well-resourced, all children are supported to achieve their very best academically, creatively, physically and socially, and are encouraged to maintain this momentum throughout their lives. Our boarders receive a hugely supportive and homely experience in which each child cultivates a high level of self-confidence. Boarding provision is excellent, with high-quality accommodation throughout the Boarding House, and wonderful, caring staff ensuring that pastoral care is of the highest standard.

    A plethora of extra-curricular activities supplement the academic programme, and all children will find something outside the curriculum that inspires and challenges them. Children at The Downs Malvern are also prepared for a wide range of Senior Schools across the country at 13+, and for those who choose our partner school, Malvern College, the transition is seamless.

    Pupils at The Downs Malvern have a strong sense of social awareness; they are courteous and caring with high standards of behaviour being the norm. A strong sense of community, founded in part from the outstanding relationship between pupils and teachers, is our trademark.

    Category: Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Boarding and Day

    Religious Affiliation: Church of England

    Roll: 111 Boys / / 82 Girls

    Day pupils: 151

    Boarder Number: 42. Boarding from Year 3. Full-Boarding: 16; Flexi-Boarding: 26

    Age Range: 3-13 Years

    Founded: 1900

    Location Description

    The Downs Malvern is situated on the Western edge of the Malvern Hills and set in a beautiful 55 acre campus.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr Andy Nuttall

    Contact for enquiries: Mrs Katherine Cox, Registrar

    Brockhill Road, Colwall, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6EY

    Tel: 01684 544100 (Enquiries); 01684 544108 (Registrar)



    Pupils benefit from superb boarding (full, weekly or flexi), sports, and extra-curricular facilities, including a state-of-the-art sports hall, art studio, music school, fully equipped science laboratories, computer suite, all-weather sports pitch and much more.

    The latest inspection enthused: “The school offers an excellent educational experience. Throughout the school the pupils’ achievement is excellent and they reach high standards both in their academic work and in a wide range of extra-curricular activities.” (ISI, May 2012) The distinctive ethos and vision of the school is to “provide a first-class education in a secure, caring and disciplined environment, where every pupil can fulfil his or her unique potential- academically, creatively, physically and socially”.



    Nursery (from Age 3 / Rising Threes): Charged on a sessional basis.

    Day.  Reception – Year 2: £2,795 – £3,780, Year 3 – Year 8: £4,770 – £6,720 per term

    Weekly Boarding. Year 3 – Year 8: £5,940 – £7,830 per term.

    Full Boarding. Year 3 – Year 8: £6,745 – £8.900 per term.

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    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    We will announce the date of our next Open Morning in the coming months; however, private tours can also be arranged on any weekday throughout the year by contacting our Registrar, Katherine Cox. If an in-person meeting is not possible, virtual meetings can also be organised.

    For further details, please contact Katherine on +44 (0)1684 544108 or e-mail



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