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Malvern College

Malvern College

College Road, Malvern, WR14 3DF, UK

+44 (0)1684 581515



Malvern College
School type Co-educational Boarding & Day
Founded 1865
Status Private, Independent
Headmaster Keith Metcalfe
Date Appointed April 2019
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 13-18 years
Number of pupils 660
Day fees per annum £8,984 per term
Boarding fees per annum £13,318 per term
Day (Pupils joining in Sixth Form) £9,028 per term
Boarding (Pupils joining in Sixth Form) £13,715 per term
Average Class Size 15-20
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:8
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Jennifer Akehurst
Associations HMC,IB,BSA

Set deep in the rolling hills of the English countryside, Malvern College is considered one of the great English Independent Schools, our history stretching back to 1865, with our focus always on the future.

With a considered balance of academic focus, super curriculum and extracurricular motivation, underpinned by a pastoral system that focuses on the happiness of the pupil, we instil a passion for life-long learning and an openness to new ideas. Our pupils leave ready to excel, embracing the challenges and opportunities that modern life brings.

The International Baccalaureate at Malvern College

The IB has been available at Malvern since 1992. Our IB graduates have achieved an average of 37 points or higher in 4 of the past 5 years and we have had 10 candidates in the past 5 years achieve the full 45 IB points.

We offer a wide range of subjects for the IB with most subjects available at both Higher and Standard level, and with more teaching hours dedicated to those studied at Higher Level. Pupils typically take 3 subjects at Higher Level and 3 at Standard Level. Recent additions to the subject offering include Psychology and Computer Science.

All pupils must choose a subject from each of the 5 main subject groups: Language and literature, Language acquisition, Individuals and societies, Experimental sciences and Mathematics. The sixth subject can either be from Group 6 (The Arts) or can be another choice from the previous 5 categories. Links are made between subjects and pupils are given opportunities for independent learning in all subjects, with coursework a part of assessment in all subjects.

The Theory of Knowledge course seeks to promote in a pupil a questioning attitude to each of their subjects. It develops the skills needed to enable them to test the validity of arguments and the strength of evidence.

Each pupil writes an extended essay, a 4,000 word research paper on a topic of their choosing.

The Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) component ensures pupils are learning experientially, developing skills in entirely new areas; building their strengths whilst at the same time discovering new talents.

A Home Away from Home

Malvern College is set in a campus of 250 acres. It has 11 Boarding Houses, a newly refurbished theatre complex, a sports centre, dedicated science building, a music school, playing fields, cricket pitches and tennis, squash and rackets courts.

Each Boarding House promotes a community spirit and a home away from home feeling. All meals and breaks are taken in-House. The menu choice at each sitting caters for every taste and dietary requirement, each House has its own Chef.

Over 77% of our pupils are full boarders and the weekends are busy. Day pupils are fully integrated into a House, often staying until 9:30pm on weekdays and returning at weekends for activities.


Each year, around forty new pupils enter the Sixth Form to join one of our eleven boarding houses. Registrations are requested 18 months in advance of the proposed term of entry.

Please contact our Admissions team for details: admissions@malverncollege.org.uk. Tel:+44 (0)1684 581515