Malvern St James Girls' School

Worcestershire
Girls (4 - 18)
Day
Weekly Boarding
Full Boarding
Flexi Boarding
Malvern St James Girls' School

Malvern St James is an independent boarding and day school for girls aged 4 to 18, in Malvern, Worcestershire.

About the school

Malvern St James is a leading independent boarding and day school for girls aged 4-18. Our values today reflect those of our founders; pioneering proponents of women’s education. MSJ continues a fine heritage of academic rigour, outstanding enrichment and leadership opportunities, and preparing girls for rewarding careers and lives beyond school.

MSJ is an exceptional place for learning and living. Every girl matters to us, and our size means that we can offer an individually tailored education. Our focus is on inspiring teaching to deliver excellent academic results; and equally on encouraging intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, considered risk-taking and collaboration that universities and employers will value. Our enrichment programme has something to fire the imagination of every individual, including clubs for budding engineers and scientists, extra-curricular languages, drama, music, Leiths, journalism, photography, sport of every kind, Young Enterprise, Debating and Model United Nations.

Life at MSJ is underpinned by first class pastoral support which makes us a happy and friendly community, relaxed yet purposeful, with a real sense of family. When girls reach the end of their time here, they are thoroughly prepared to embrace life’s challenges. The diverse list of graduate courses at the most prestigious institutions and the competitive career paths that girls go on to is testament to MSJ’s culture of ambition and achievement. Our alumnae network helps our community to forge valuable links for life.

As a school we have a roughly equal number of day girls and boarders, allowing us to offer the best of both worlds and a very flexible boarding programme. We have full, weekly and flexi boarding options, designed to meet the needs of modern family lives. Our position in the town of Great Malvern, situated in the heart of England, means we benefit from excellent transport links and cultural opportunities all around the UK, including a direct train service from London.

Key Facts

  • Girls' Boarding: 210 (7 to 18)
  • Total Pupils: 410 (122 in Sixth Form)
  • Day Fees: £2460 to £6340/term
  • Boarding Fees: £4535 to £13110/term

Open Days

18th August, 10:00 - 11:00

Virtual Open Morning

Discover Malvern St James from the comfort of your own home at our Virtual Open Morning.
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10th October, 10:00 - 13:00

Open Morning

An Open Morning at Malvern St James is a great opportunity for you and your daughter to see the School in action as you are able to wander around the School meeting both staff and girls.
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24th February, 18:00 - 19:00

Virtual Open Evening

Discover Malvern St James from the comfort of your own home at our Virtual Open Evening.
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24th April, 9:30 - 13:00

Open Morning

An Open Morning at Malvern St James is a great opportunity for you and your daughter to see the School in action as you are able to wander around the School meeting both staff and girls.
Find out more

26th June, 10:00 - 11:00

Virtual Open Morning

Discover Malvern St James from the comfort of your own home at our Virtual Open Evening.
Find out more

Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees

Applicants should have considerable potential; ideally, they will already be achieving the best possible marks in their respective fields, whether academic or practical. In addition, applicants should be outstanding role models for other girls. Girls whose first language is not English are also required to take an English as an Additional Language (EAL) paper. 

Year 7 

  • Year 7 Scholarships are awarded for excellence in the following specialist areas: Academic, Art, Music and Sports.

Year 9

  • Year 9 Scholarships are awarded for excellence in the following specialist areas: Academic, Art, Drama, Music, Riding, Sports, Flexi-Boarding and Technology.

Year 10

  • Year 10 Scholarships are awarded for Flexi-Boarding. 

Sixth Form

  • Sixth Form Scholarships are awarded for excellence in the following specialist areas: Academic, Art, Drama, Music, Riding, Sports and Technology.

Fees Information

Occasional boarding

Years 3-8:             Day fees include two free nights per term and up to five paid nights per term - £80.00 per night

Years 9-13:          Day fees include three free nights per term and up to three paid nights per term - £80.00 per night

Exeat Weekend £80.00 per night


An additional administration fee of £1,400 per term is made in respect of international boarders entering the Sixth Form directly. For girls studying under a Tier 4 Visa, an additional £150 per term will be added to the School bill to cover Tier 4 compliance administration.

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Admissions Process

Following a visit, Registration is the first stage in the Admissions process and this reserves a place for your daughter at MSJ (subject to the successful completion of the Entrance Examinations). 

Prior to your daughter sitting Entrance Examinations you will need to complete the Registration documents and a fee is payable at this stage to cover publication and postage costs as well as examination fees if an application is submitted. 

You can fill in and submit a registration form on our website to start the enrolment process.

Finding out more

Location
15 Avenue Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3BA
Contact
01684 584624
Email Web

Key Facts

  • Girls' Boarding: 210 (7 to 18)
  • Total Pupils: 410 (122 in Sixth Form)
  • Day Fees: £2460 to £6340/term
  • Boarding Fees: £4535 to £13110/term
  • ISI Inspection Report

Open Days

18th August, 10:00 - 11:00

Virtual Open Morning

Discover Malvern St James from the comfort of your own home at our Virtual Open Morning.
Find out more

10th October, 10:00 - 13:00

Open Morning

An Open Morning at Malvern St James is a great opportunity for you and your daughter to see the School in action as you are able to wander around the School meeting both staff and girls.
Find out more

24th February, 18:00 - 19:00

Virtual Open Evening

Discover Malvern St James from the comfort of your own home at our Virtual Open Evening.
Find out more

24th April, 9:30 - 13:00

Open Morning

An Open Morning at Malvern St James is a great opportunity for you and your daughter to see the School in action as you are able to wander around the School meeting both staff and girls.
Find out more

26th June, 10:00 - 11:00

Virtual Open Morning

Discover Malvern St James from the comfort of your own home at our Virtual Open Evening.
Find out more