Malvern College UK is a co-educational day and boarding school founded in 1865. Together with its associated preparatory school, The Downs Malvern, Malvern College provides high quality education for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 years. Thanks to its academic rigour, scientific heritage and the pursuit of holistic education, Malvern College UK has acquired an enviable reputation for being one of the most established IB schools in the UK and comfortably surpasses the world average diploma results in all subject areas.
The school pioneered 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. It consistently receives “Outstanding” rankings from the Office for Standards in Education and the International Schools Inspectorate.
Malvern College, together with The Downs Malvern, has produced four Nobel Prize Winners: Francis William Aston, Chemist; James Meade, Economist; Alan Hodgkin, Neuroscientist; and Frederick Sanger, Biochemist and a double Nobel Laureate. Other famous alumni (‘Old Malvernians’) include R. E. Foster, the only man to have captained England at both cricket and football; novelist 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, followed by Malvern College Chengdu in September 2015. Both schools have since established a significant reputation and graduates have been accepted into leading universities, like University of Cambridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California Los Angeles and Imperial College London. Malvern College Egypt was opened in August 2016 in Cairo and hosted its first graduation in 2020.
Following its successful launch in August 2018, Malvern College Hong Kong continues to grow its pupil population across all year groups. At full capacity, Malvern College Hong Kong will ultimately provide 1,200 places for both primary and secondary pupils. With classes operating from Prep 1 (Y1) to Hundred (Year 11) in 2020-21, the school will see its first cohort of Lower Sixth (Y12) pupils commence the Sixth Form in 2021/22 and sit for their final exams in Upper Sixth (Y13) in 2022/23. Malvern College Hong Kong follows the example of Malvern College UK by implementing a globally accepted and well-established curriculum so pupils can continue their studies at a wide variety of universities around the world.
Malvern College Hong Kong seeks to build a diverse, multi-cultural pupil population. Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong pupils with a minimum of one academic year attendance prior to admission enjoy priority for assessment.
The latest member of the Malvern Family is Malvern College Chengdu, Xinjin, which opened in September 2019.
The Malvern College Family of Schools cooperate and collaborate with each other, sharing knowledge and best practices in setting high academic standards. All share the common goal of educating young people “the Malvern way”.