Joining The Downs Malvern

New pupils join us at The Downs Malvern at all ages, from three up to 13, and at any time during the academic year.

After the initial enquiry, the next stage is normally for parents or guardians to visit us and meet our academic and pastoral staff where we can talk in more detail and answer any queries you may have. If you prefer, we can arrange virtual tours, or for you to speak via video to any of the teaching or pastoral staff or to the Headmaster himself.

There is no formal entrance exam, but we do ask to see the child’s latest school report. We will also invite them to come along for a “taster day” or two at the school for them to see for themselves what life here is like, and feel confident that it’s right for them. Prospective boarders are welcome to sample a short stay with us.

During their stay, all prospective pupils are assigned “Buddies” to look after them, answer their questions and make them feel at home here.

If you decide you would like your child to attend, you can then register your application.

Terms & Conditions of Acceptance