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Malvern College Boarding School

In 2018 - 33.72% of A Level students achieved A* - A
Address: College Rd, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3DF, United Kingdom

Description Malvern College Boarding School

  • Location of Malvern College: Malvern, Worcestershire, England;
  • Age: 3 to 18 years, boarding age: 7 years;
  • Programs: Primary, Secondary School, GCSE, IB, A-Level;
  • Number of students: 970;
  • Year of foundation Malvern College: 1865;
  • Type of studying: joint.

Malvern College - Boarding School in Worcestershire is one of the best British boarding schools. It is in the top of 25 educational institutions of the country. The main distinguishing feature of Malvern College is the high quality of academic teaching of students. Every year, 99% of graduates enter the chosen faculties of prestigious universities. Many people study at Cambridge and Oxford.

Malvern College is one of the first schools, which offers the IB program in England as an alternative to the A-level. Nowadays, more than 50% of the students of the educational institution choose the program of international baccalaureate. But the academic results of the graduates are impressive for both programs. By IB 40% of students receive 40 points. 75% of graduates take exams on A-level with the result of A * - A.

According to the English tradition, the college was founded as an educational institution for boys. Girls have been in school since 1992. During its work, the college has produced many famous personalities. The prime ministers of Britain and Nobel laureates, medalists of the Olympics and famous writers (for example, the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis) received secondary education here.

Admission Requirements at Malvern College

The school places high demands on entrants. Candidates for the school admission committee provide a certificate in English, an extract of estimates for 2 last years, 2 recommendations from teachers (English, mathematics), a recommendation from the class teacher, certificates, confirming academic, sports, other achievements. Also, the school can request a motivation letter, offer to take a test in English or mathematics.

Academic Programs

The main programs offered to foreign students are A-level and IB. In addition, 2-year courses of preparation for schooling are available.

Additionally, Diploma of Achievement and Nuffield Science Course are introduced at the school. They allow students to acquire healthy eating habits, imbued with the idea of ​​a healthy lifestyle. The availability of qualifications in any of the directions for admission to the university is a bonus.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Malvern College Boarding School

Program name
from 13 185 £ / term

The program is aimed at students 15-16 years old. The course provides for the study of 7 subjects, drama, creativity and physical education. In the last three subjects exams are not provided. In English, French or Latin (at choice) exams are taken on the GCSE course. At the end of the studying,  GCSE assesses the level of knowledge in mathematics, two natural sciences, and geography. Theforeign student can take in English an IELTS test.

from 13 185 £ / term

The one-year program is offered to students aged 15-16. It is an alternative (I) to GCSE, allowing you to prepare for studies at A-level or IB. The program is aimed at students who do not have enough level of English for admission to (I) GCSE course.

The course provides for the study of 9 subjects. In addition, students attend classes in physical education, drama and creativity. Most subjects (English, natural sciences, geography, history, all additional disciplines) does not provide the passing of exam. In mathematics, an exam is given in the framework of (I) GCSE, in Latin or French - at the GCSE. The IELTS test is provided for the program "English as a foreign language".

from 13 646 £ / term

The program is designed for 2 years. IB (International Baccalaureate) is distinguished by a flexible curriculum, a large number of independent works and projects. The program provides for the study of 3 disciplines in-depth and 3 in the standard. From each block students choose one subject.

The program includes blocks:

  • English and world literature (German + literature).
  • Foreign language (Spanish, German, French, English).
  • Social, humanities (philosophy, economics, geography, history).
  • Natural sciences (physics, biology, chemistry).
  • Mathematics (standard, advanced course).
  • Art or discipline of choice (Spanish, French, history, economics, chemistry, music, Latin, computer science).

In addition to 6 subjects, students take 3 compulsory courses: a scientific essay (4000 character work), civic education, theory of knowledge.

from 13 646 £ / term

Two-year classic British university preparation program. A-Level provides for the study of 6-7 subjects. The part is studied at the ordinary level, the part is at the in-depth level. Additionally, students are enrolled in the social program, studying the theory of knowledge, writing an academic essay.

As part of the A-Level program, Malvern College students can study math, science (in isolation), computer science, modern languages ​​(French, Spanish, German), economics, English literature, English, business, art, drama or theatrical skill, history, geography, music, ancient Greek or Latin, psychology, physical education, ethics, religion and philosophy, mathematics (in-depth), politics, 3D design, textiles.

Accommodation and food

Malvern College has 11 residences. The girls and boys live separately. Students are offered 1 - 3 bed accommodation. Senior students, as a rule, occupy separate rooms. In general, each residence houses a kitchen, a living room, a self-study center, a recreation room, a library, a laundry.

Students who study at the boarding house are offered 3 meals a day in the dining room. The menu includes healthy food. Dietary tables, vegetarian menus are available on request.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, biology, chemistry, design, fashion, French, geography, Greek language, history, History of civilizations of the world, Latin language, maths, music, physical Culture, physics, politics, Spanish
Events list: Athletics, canoe, cricket, cross, football, golf, hockey, netball, rugby, tennis

Events Malvern College Boarding School

A large extracurricular program awaits students. Children are offered various circles and sections here. Students at Malvern College can study music, art, and attend academic, literary circles.

Activities on campus are also available. The school organizes concerts, show programs, quizzes, competitions, barbecues and much more. Also in the entertainment program includes an excursion block. Foreign students on trips to Britain can get acquainted more closely with its history, cultural features, interesting sights.

The sports part of the program includes swimming, athletics, cricket, squash, rugby, football, hockey, lacrosse, and much more. For boys, rugby and football are a priority. Girls prefer to engage in lacrosse and hockey.

The students are also offered an interesting vacation in nature. Boarding School Malvern College organizes week-long hikes in the park Brecon Beacons (Wales).


  • One of the few British schools offering two studying systems: A-level and IB. Here, students receive academic freedom.
  • Malvern College has two special programs for Sixth form students: (I) GCSE and a language course combined with academic subjects. To enroll in the Pre Sixth form foreign students can from 15 years.
  • The students are offered an extensive program of studying expeditions. There is also a wide range of sections, circles, ways of leisure.
  • The prestigious school has everything necessary not only for academic and personal, but also for the physical development of students. Elite sports program will not disappoint demanding teenagers.
  • The high quality of academic teaching is an indisputable advantage of the educational institution. The achievement of results is due to the competent organization of the learning process, the correct motivation of students and unobtrusive but constant pedagogical control.

Equipment Malvern College Boarding School

Malvern boarding school has everything necessary for effective teaching, comfortable staying, interesting leisure. Academic classes are held in modern, equipped with interactive technology classrooms, scientific laboratories. A rich library with a reading room and a computer center is open for international students. Also in the school there are IT class, art, music, theater studios.

The sports infrastructure is represented by a new sports complex with a gym, a 25-meter swimming pool, a shooting range, an alpinist wall, a fitness room, squash courts and cricket fields. Also on the campus there are several fields for team games, sports grounds.

Term dates and fees

The academic year is divided into trimesters: autumn, spring and summer. Classes usually begin in September and end in July. For rest, there are holidays and weekends, as well as vacations between terms.

Additional fees:

  • registration fee - 127 pounds (not refundable);
  • deposit - 5995 pounds (returned after graduation) ;
  • music lessons - 279 pounds per semester;
  • lessons rhetoric and acting skills - 212 pounds (in a group) - 259 pounds (individual);
  • additional lessons - 7.10 pounds (6-9 pupils) - 28.55 pounds (one pupil) per class one 35 minutes long;
  • support in studying - 36.62-78 pounds;
  • extra night - 47.60 pounds;
  • school uniform;
  • state examinations, office supplies, textbooks;
  • membership in the center of high school;
  • entertainment and activities;
  • some sports (sailing, polo, etc.);
  • transfer, travel (including some coaches);
  • materials for work and creativity.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 200 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 8000 GBP

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Malvern College Boarding School reviews

Masha T.

In Malvern College, I moved from another English school (I’ve been studying in England for the 7th year already) to prepare for the university: my former tutor showed me the ratings of preparatory programs, and we decided that it was the strongest preparation for the university I needed. The school itself is also highly rated. I hope that reputation will play its role. 

I have an A-level program for two years. There are very few subjects - I have a humanitarian bias, so basically languages and history. You choose all the subjects yourself, which is a plus for me: not only do you save time on unnecessary ones (like biology), but the group is chosen as strong as possible, the guys are all interested in studying a particular subject. For example, in the previous school in English, I was actually the first in the class, bypassed, according to estimates, even the British native speakers — and then everyone got up just as well and often better than mine. It only motivates me personally, but less confident students will probably be uncomfortable.


Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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