Studying abroad is one of the most enriching and transformative experiences that a family can provide. At The Downs Malvern, we are immensely proud of our diverse and vibrant boarding community, which welcomes children from a wide variety of locations throughout the world.

There are many reasons why children choose to study in the UK; for some, it provides the opportunity to experience a different culture, improve their level of English and make new friends, whilst for others, it provides a pathway to UK senior schools and beyond. However, regardless of their motivations, all children at The Downs Malvern will receive a welcoming, supportive and inspiring environment, and experience the best of a British education. We accept applications at any time during the academic year, and we are delighted to receive overseas enquiries from agents or from parents.

Situated on the western edge of the Malvern Hills, our location provides a peaceful, safe and idyllic rural location in the village of Colwall, yet with direct local trains to London and Birmingham, and the M5 and M50 motorways within a 10-mile drive. Malvern College, our associated senior school for pupils aged 13 to 18, is situated a short distance away (approximately 7 minutes by car), and most of our children progress to the College upon leaving us at the end of Year 8, where the transition is seamless.

Our admissions process requires prospective pupils to submit their last two school reports and a copy of their passport. Following this, they will be invited to take part in an online interview with Mr. Andy Nuttall, Headmaster, and Mrs. Katherine Cox, Registrar. This informal interview allows prospective pupils and parents to ask questions about life at The Downs Malvern and learn about the academic and extracurricular opportunities available. Whilst overseas pupils are encouraged to visit in person for a 'boarding experience,' we appreciate this may not be feasible.

Following receipt of a formal offer letter, applicants may begin the admissions process, which requires the completion of our Registration Form and payment of a non-refundable Registration Fee. Upon accepting an offer, applicants submit the Acceptance Form along with the required documents and payment of the Acceptance Deposit to secure a place at the school.

If a Child Student Visa is required, our UKVI Compliance Officer will assist with the process, in conjunction with Sable International, Immigration Specialists. A charge is applicable for this service.

*Please note that all international pupils are required to have a UK-based Guardian who must be instructed in advance of the pupil’s start date. Further information about the need for a UK Guardian can be obtained from Katherine Cox, Registrar.

We very much look forward to hearing from you.

Katherine Cox, Registrar:; direct line: + 44 (0)1684 544 108.