What Makes Us Special?

At The Downs Malvern, pupils are encouraged to use their initiative and to keep their minds and eyes wide open. It is very special...an unforgettable experience.

- current parent


The Downs Malvern is located on the beautiful western side of the Malvern Hills, within a stunning 55-acre campus. We provide the children with a safe, secure and caring environment, and our spacious grounds give them every opportunity to thrive.


We provide outstanding teaching and achieve some of the highest results in the country. The facilities on offer, including the junior and senior Science laboratories, and newly refurbished classrooms, together with the teaching staff and low class sizes, give the children here the best opportunity to succeed.


Boarding at The Downs Malvern offers the children, whether locally or from further afield, the perfect home-from-home experience. ‘The Warren’, our boarding house, with its fantastic, refurbished dormitories, Games Room and TV room, as well as the grounds in which it stands, gives the boarders a familiar and welcoming place to be at the end of the school day. Mr and Mrs Richardson, together with the matrons, Mandy and Theresa, are always available for the boarders to see and to talk to, whenever they may need.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care is of paramount importance at the school. Our staff ensure that the happiness, and safety, of each and every one of our children is at the forefront of what they do, and they make sure to get to know and understand each of the child’s needs and desires.


The Downs Malvern is not just about an academic experience, so we offer a large number and variety of extra-curricular activities. Our Hobbies and Activities programme ensures that each child will find something that they enjoy, and in which they can excel.

Creative Arts are also a huge part of life here at the school. Art, Drama, Music and Design Technology are all part of the curriculum, and are further enhanced by our extra-curricular programme, where they are given the chance to learn new things and nurture existing skills.

As well as this, a big focus is also given to Sport at The Downs Malvern. We offer a huge variety of sports in which to participate in, and each child is given the opportunity to represent the school in matches during the week.

Below is a video entitled 'Choose Life', made by 3AD, reminding us all of the values of resilience, determination, and grit - three characteristics that, here at The Downs Malvern, we consider to be so important.