Malvern College Hong Kong inherits its rich heritage and ethos from Malvern College, a co-educational day and boarding school founded in 1865 in the UK. Together with its associated preparatory school, The Downs Malvern, Malvern College provides high quality education for boys and girls aged from 3 to 18 years. Renowned for its innovative approach to education, the school pioneered the adoption of the Nuffield Science teaching approach, and was one of the first UK schools to adopt the IB Diploma programme and the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. Malvern College has now acquired an enviable reputation for being one of the most established IB schools in the UK and comfortably beats the world average in all subject areas. The College’s IB graduates regularly average over 36 points (the world average was 29.9) and over the last 11 years, 26% of students on average have scored 40 points or more in the last 11 years (40 points normally being considered to be the Oxford and Cambridge minimum entry requirement).
Malvern has an extraordinary scientific heritage: it was at the College that radar technology was invented in the 1940s; Nuffield Science was pioneered at Malvern College under John Lewis, former Housemaster and Head of Science. Thanks to its academic rigour, scientific heritage and the pursuit of holistic education, the College, together with The Downs Malvern, has produced many Nobel Prize Winners in Science including Francis William Aston, Chemist; James Meade, Economist; Alan Hodgkin, Neuroscientist; and Frederick Sanger, Biochemist and a double Nobel Laureate. It also has strong sporting tradition with many accomplished Old Malvernians sportsmen such as R.E. Foster, the only man to have captained England at both cricket and football, Charles Bambridge, England football captain, and Frank Mann, England cricket captain. Other famous alumni (‘Old Malvernians’) include C. S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia; Lord MacLaurin, former Chairman of Tesco and Vodafone; and Baron Weatherill, former Speaker of the British House of Commons.
In September 2012 Malvern College established its first overseas campus, Malvern College Qingdao. Despite its short history, the school has established a significatn reputation and produced graduates who received offers from leading universities including University of Cambridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California Los Angeles, and Imperial College London etc. Malvern College Chengdu was established in September 2015. Its students have achieved outstanding IGCSE results after one year of education – 57% of students obtained A* and 67* A & A*. Malvern College Egypt was opened in August 2016 in Cairo, Egypt.
Malvern College Hong Kong will follow the example of Malvern College UK by offering a globally accepted and well established curriculum which will offer pupils opportunities to continue their studies at a wide variety of universities around the world. Our purpose built campus located in Providence Bay, adjacent to the Science Park. It will open in August 2018, initially for approximately 380 pupils in Years 1-9, and ultimately 960 pupils in Years 1-13. Teacher-pupil ratio is 1:10 and maximum class size is 20-24. The majority of places will be offered to pupils with foreign passport of an international background.
The latest member of Malvern College is Malvern College Chengdu, Xinjin, which is scheduled to be completed and begin operation in 2019. The Malvern College family of schools offers distinct advantages for our students and staff in opportunities for exchanges, transfer, sharing of practice, and professional development.
The majority of places will be offered to students with foreign passports of an international background. Students enrolled in Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong for a minimum of 1 year will have priority for assessment for Malvern College Hong Kong over other applicants.