11+ Scholarships

Pupils currently in Year 6 – either at The Downs Malvern or at other schools – can apply to be considered for an 11+ award which will apply over Years 7 and 8.

The closing date for applications is Friday 5th January 2024. The assessment days will be held on Thursday 25th and/or Friday 26th January 2024. For more information, please contact Mrs Katherine Cox, Registrar: registrar@thedownsmalvern.org.uk; +44 (0) 1684 544 100 .

These awards are for pupils who demonstrate excellence or potential in one or more of the following five areas: Academic, Art, Drama, Music and Sport. The amount awarded will vary depending upon the individual and on the funds available.

It is hoped that a pupil receiving an 11+ award should also demonstrate the potential to gain a similar award at 13+ at their next school – either at Malvern College, or at an alternative school. In particular, we look for candidates who not only demonstrate a passion and talent for their specialism but who will maintain their commitment throughout Years 7 and 8 and act as good role models, encouraging and inspiring other pupils to share their interests.


A limited number of bursaries are available to families who require a degree of financial support in order for their child to come to / remain at the school. There is no fixed amount and awards are based entirely on an individual family circumstances and the funds available.

If you are considering sending your child to The Downs Malvern and would like to explore this option, you will first need to register your interest with our Registrar Katherine Cox, before completing an application form.

Forces Discounts

The school has always maintained strong links with the Armed Forces and generous rank-ranged fee remissions are available to all serving personnel. Again, please contact our Registrar, Katherine Cox, for further details: +44 (0) 1684 544 100 / registrar@thedownsmalvern.org.uk