The Downs Malvern

The Downs is an outstanding day, weekly, flexi and full boarding school for girls and boys from 3 – 13 years. Associated with Malvern College, the school is set within its own impressive 55-acre campus on the western edge of the Malvern Hills.

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The Downs Malvern

The school is well known for its first class education in a very secure, caring and extremely well resourced environment. All children are encouraged to do their very best academically, creatively, physically, socially and spiritually so that they may achieve beyond their greatest expectations. Our boarders receive a hugely supportive and homely boarding experience in which each develops high levels of self-confidence. The boarding provision is excellent and the pastoral care is exemplary. The independent thinking and resourcefulness of our pupils ensures that they are empowered by the confidence that their success brings.

To support the academic programme, there are a large number of extra-curricular activities from which all children find something outside the curriculum that enthuses and inspires them. The opportunity for a seamless progression and a continuation of our education programme to our associated Senior School, Malvern College, is obvious. However, children at The Downs Malvern are also prepared for a wide range of alternative Senior Schools across the country at 13+.

Pupils at The Downs have a strong sense of social awareness; they are courteous and caring and high standards of behaviour are the norm. The strong sense of community founded on outstanding relationships between pupils and between pupils and the teachers is our trademark.

Category: Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory

Pupils: Co-Education

Type: Day & Boarding

Religious Affiliation: Church of England

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 Alastair S Cook

Contact for enquiries:Mrs Katherine Cox, Registrar

Brockhill Road, Colwall, Malvern, Worcestershire

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



Pupils benefit from superb extra-curricular, boarding (full, weekly or flexi) and sports facilities, including a multi million pound sports hall, art studio, fully equipped science laboratories, computer suite and an all- weather sports pitch.

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, socially and spiritually”.



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

Day: Pre-Prep – £4,488;  Reception – Year 8, £2475 – £5949 per term.

Weekly Boarding: Pre-Prep – Year 8, £4488 – £6929 per term.

Full Boarding: Pre-Prep – Year 8, £5100 – £7875 per term.



All visits are welcome, please contact the school

2020. All visits are welcome, please contact the school.


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    As part of the Science activities this term, we managed to arrange a Virtual Reality Space Experience for the children. Years 1, 2, 3 and 5 took part in the workshop run by the Education Group. Each year group simultaneously blasted off into space and then piloted their research vessels around planets and moons, learning...

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    Recently the TDM ski team attended the National Schools’ Outdoor Open Final Championships at Swadlincote Ski Centre and came away with their prestigious ski trophy having won first place! Fantastic news and congratulations to our team which included: U12s – Alice for 1st place; U14s – Macklin 2nd place, Euan 3rd place, and Luca with...

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    Year 1 were very excited to catch the train from Colwall to Worcester on Tuesday. They spent a super day...

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