The Downs Malvern

Co-educational Preparatory School
"Where children are encouraged to use their initiative and to keep their minds and eyes wide open. It is very special... an unforgettable experience..”

The Downs Malvern is a vibrant boarding Prep School for girls and boys aged 3 – 13.

It is set within its own beautiful 55-acre campus, in the village of Colwall, on the western edge of the Malvern Hills. Its very close association with Malvern College ensures that children have the opportunity to move on to one of the UK’s top senior schools after completing Year 8, if they so wish.

Pupils throughout this successful and happy school benefit from excellent teaching alongside superb extra-curricular, boarding and sports facilities, including junior and senior Science laboratories, a Design Technology suite, Art studio, Music School, a multi-million-pound Sports hall and all-weather sports pitch.

The full boarding programme includes very busy, fun-filled weekends. The Boarding House has brightly decorated, comfortable dormitories, a large Common Room and a Games Room. The boarders are cared for by an experienced resident team of teaching and non-teaching staff, led by Houseparents specifically appointed to the rôle. Children move on from their ‘boarding family’ with a strong sense of community, knowing how to live with and care for others, whilst gaining enough independence to progress on to the next stage of their lives. It is a truly unforgettable experience.

 We hope to be able to welcome you here soon.

 Forces discounts available.



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The Downs Malvern
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HeadMr. Alastair (Sam) Cook
School TypePrep co-education school
Junior Age3 - 13
AcademicGCSE: No
Alevel: No
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Jnr Boarding Fees£5,432.00 per term
Snr Boarding Fees£7,157.00 per term
Forces DiscountSubstantial
Total Students260
Youngest Boarder8
Junior Boarders50
Int'l Students30
Closest Airport 1Birmingham (80km)
Closest Airport 2Heathrow (200km)
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