The Downs Malvern

Boys (3 - 13)
Girls (3 - 13)
Weekly Boarding
Full Boarding
Flexi Boarding
The Downs Malvern

The Downs Malvern is a vibrant day, weekly, flexi and full boarding prep school for girls and boys aged 3-13. The school is set within its own impressive and beautiful 55-acre campus on the western edge of the Malvern Hills and is associated with Malvern College. Children benefit from excellent teaching alongside superb extra-curricular, boarding and sports facilities, including a multi-million-pound sports hall, art studio, IT suite and all-weather sports pitch. 

About the school

A first class education is delivered in a secure, caring and extremely well resourced environment and all pupils are encouraged to do their very best academically, creatively, physically, socially and spiritually so that they may achieve beyond their greatest expectations. The boarding provision is excellent and the pastoral care exemplary. 

To support the academic programme, there are many extra-curricular activities from which all pupils find something to enthuse and inspire them. 

The strong sense of community, founded on outstanding relationships throughout, is the trademark of The Downs Malvern.

Where children are encouraged to use their initiative and to keep their minds and eyes wide open.  It is very special ….. an unforgettable experience.” - Current Parent 





Key Facts

  • Boys' Boarding: 33 (7 to 13)
  • Girls' Boarding: 18 (7 to 13)
  • Total Pupils: 260

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Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees


The School offers 11+ Scholarships for pupils showing particular ability in the following areas: Academic, Art, Drama, Music, Sport as well as an All-Round award. The Headmaster welcomes applications from the parents of children in Year 6 at their current schools.

Application Forms can be obtained from Mrs Katherine Cox, Registrar on 01684 544108 or

Please visit our website for 11+ Scholarship information:

Assessment Days

Thursday 25th and Friday 26th January 2018

Closing Date for Entries

Monday 11th December 2017

Please contact Katherine Cox if you require further information or have any questions at all about the 11+ process: 


t: +44(0)1684 544108


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Admissions Process

It is possible for pupils to join The Downs Malvern at any point during the academic year. Please contact our Registrar, Mrs Katherine Cox, e: t: 01684 544 108 or 07815 482618 / 07702 909394 to check place availability.

We do not have formal entrance tests but we ask for a prospective pupil’s most recent school report. In addition, and if appropriate/convenient, we like to welcome prospective pupils in to the school for at least one taster day and, for boarders, a boarding experience.

Visits, taster days and boarding experiences can all be arranged with Katherine Cox and please do feel free to direct any questions about Prep School life to Katherine - she will be happy to answer your questions for you. 


Finding out more

Brockhill Road, Colwall, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6EY
01684 544108
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Key Facts

Open Days

No Forthcoming Events