Fees & Charges

For more information on our scholarships and bursaries, as well as our discounts for serving personnel in the Armed Forces, please click here.

We also offer a sibling fee discount of 5% for the second child and 10% for the third and subsequent children.

If you would like to know more about School Fees Plans which spread payments across the year, click here.

Registration Fee and Acceptance deposit

*Please note that the difference between the Pre-Prep and Prep deposits will be added to the Autumn term fee invoice in Year 3.

Registration Fee (non-refundable) £105
Acceptance Deposit - Pre Prep, Years R to 2 (UK res & fees from within UK) £315
Acceptance Deposit - Prep, Years 3 to 8 (UK residents) £635
Acceptance Deposit (Parents resident in EU) £4,220
Acceptance Deposit (Parents resident in rest of world) £8,900

Pupils registering for less than 1 year

Acceptance Deposit (UK residents and fee from within UK) £635
Acceptance Deposit (Parents resident outside UK) £1585

School Fees

Fees are divided into three equal parts and are payable in advance per term (or part of a term if the child is coming to us after commencement).


Year Fees per Term
Years 7 to 8 £8,900
Year 6 £8,275
Year 5 £8,070
Year 4 £7,565
Year 3 £6,745
Pre-Prep £5,760

Service Family Fee Remissions

Service remissions are automatically awarded to those families who are eligible for the CEA, meaning that they will only ever pay £700 per term. For families seeking continuity into senior school, Malvern College is also proud to offer a similarly generous discount. Please inform Admissions at the time of enquiry if your family will be claiming Service Remission. Please click here for more information.

Weekly Boarders

Year Fees per Term
Years 7 to 8 £7,830
Year 6 £7,275
Year 5 £7,100
Year 4 £6,665
Year 3 £5,940
Pre-Prep £5,070

Day Pupils

Year Fees per Term
Years 7 to 8 £6,720
Year 6 £6,290
Year 5 £6,090
Year 4 £5,595
Year 3 £4,770
Year 2 £3,780
Year 1 £3,450
Reception £2,795

Early Years - Per Session

Whole Day 8:30 - 5:00 £61.20
Short Day 8:30 - 3:30 £56.70
Morning 8:30 - 12:00 £28.35
Afternoon 1:30 - 5:00 £28.35
Lunchtime 12:00 - 1:30 £12.15

Nursery Education Funding

We participate in the Nursery Education Funding Scheme and offer the free nursery education entitlement of 15 hours for eligible 3-4 year olds. We also offer the extended funding of up to 30 hours for those parents with an eligibility code. To find out if you are eligible and apply for a code, please visit:  https://www.gov.uk/apply-30-hours-free-childcare

These hours can be used during any of the sessions that your child attends. No funding will be available until a signed parent declaration form is received detailing the required sessions.

Nursery Enrichment Charge

At The Downs Malvern, we pride ourselves on the quality of our care and provision. The extensive list of activities and resources we offer within the nursery includes a cooked meal and dessert in our dining hall, morning and afternoon snacks, singing and music sessions, extensive grounds including farm animals, languages, drama, PE, cooking (all ingredients supplied), Forest School, gardening, and hymn practice.

Therefore, children with funding entitlement will be charged a £3 per hour enrichment fee on funding hours to support these activities. To comply with the requirements of the Early Years Funding Scheme, we invoice these sessions based on the number of weeks in the term. As each term is a different number of weeks long it means that the fees will vary each term.

Optional Extras

After School care for Early Years & Pre Prep

Session 3.30 to 5.00 pm £12.15
Session 3.30 to 6.00 pm £20.25

Music Lessons

Music lessons - individual - per instrument per lesson £30.00
Instrument hire - per instrument per term: top of range £44.00
Instrument hire - per instrument per term: bottom of range £22.00

Speech & Drama - per lesson

1 Pupil £30.00
Shared £23.00

Private Tuition (SpLD, EAL, Dance, etc) - per lesson

1 Pupil £30.00
2 - 3 Pupils £20.00
4 - 5 Pupils £10.50
6 - 9 Pupils £7.35
SpLD support Services £63.00

Ad hoc boarding fees

Ad hoc Day pupils boarding overnight £42.00
Boarding Experience £415.00

Additional Meals

Day pupil supper £2.95
Day pupil breakfast £1.95
Pre Prep Breakfast Club £4.40

Compliance Management Fee (Overseas Pupils Visa and Immigration)

Year of Entry TBC
Subsequent Year TBC

Malvern College and The Downs Malvern are appointed representatives of Premium Credit Limited which is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. *School Fee Plan is a trading style of Premium Credit Limited.