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This is a school for the international set, and those who come from the local area, or even ‘over the hill’ - as the other side of the Malverns is described - undoubtedly benefit by having their horizons expanded beyond the comfortable values of the English shires. There are huge opportunities for pupils to learn from different cultures here and the college does well to work on its links with the local community, so it is not just the moneyed international culture that pupils assimilate, delightfully...

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What the school says...

Malvern College aims to develop well-rounded, balanced individuals who will achieve personal fulfilment at university, at work and in society at large.

The focus of the school is academic work. The broad curriculum and co-curriculum is under-pinned by a strong emphasis on pastoral care to encourage and enable individuals to maximise their potential. Malvern offers a choice between the International Baccalaureate and A levels in the Sixth Form and produces impressive results.

We have recently made significant investments in state-of-the-art sports facilities and have also opened two new superbly equipped boarding houses. The boarding houses have extensive en-suite facilities and the new Sports Complex includes a 25m swimming pool, an eight-court sports hall, shooting range, squash courts, dance studio, multi-purpose fitness suite and an entertainment suite. We also have two newly refurbished tournament-quality Rackets courts. In addition, we offer a wide range of co-curricular activities from canoeing and mountain biking to Tae kwon do and scuba-diving.

Stimulated and challenged by the 'Malvern experience', pupils more frequently exceed expectations than match them. The focus on individual achievement is counterbalanced by an encouragement of teamwork and a spirit of co-operation and service to others.
2016: 30% of pupils from overseas
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Curricula

International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

Other features

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

Sports

Polo

Fencing

Shooting

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since April 2019, Keith Metcalfe, previously deputy head at Harrow. Geography degree from Cambridge; after working for Christians in Sport and completing his PGCE in Oxford, he joined the geography department at Harrow in 2000. He is married to Clare, a photographer and primary school teacher, and they have three young children.

Academic matters

The school offers an interesting academic dynamic. On the one hand, there are super bright European students who are there for the IB and do very well indeed. Then there are the home grown pupils who are much more mixed ability. The common entrance pass mark is a relatively modest 50, and about 20 per cent of those coming in at year 9 receive some level of learning support. A levels at 35 per cent A*/A in 2018, and 60 per cent...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Special Education Needs

Malvern College has a Learning Support Department with seven part time, qualified, and experienced members of staff. We offer one to one support with literacy, numeracy and study skills to pupils with a predominantly mild specific learning difficulty. The Department screens pupils for specific difficulties on entry and offers to design an individual programme to meet an individual's needs through one to one tuition for an additional charge. A period of diagnostic teaching follows and may result in a referral to a visiting educational psychologist for a full assessment. A pupil may receive a regular lesson once a week, attend a short block of lessons or, in the Sixth Form, attend as and when required. The Department writes an annual Individual Educational Plan for each pupil that is made available to all teaching staff and is reviewed with parents at Parents Days. The Department is continually seeking to develop links with the teaching staff and offers internal training/advice. Where appropriate, arrangements are made for special access arrangements in public exams, such as additional time, rest breaks and word processing. The facilities are excellent and a warm, positive attitude is fostered. We offer a 'drop in facility' for pupils for private study with access to the school networked computer system, a printer and additional resources to help a pupil fully access the curriculum in their preferred learning style. We currently have three computers and are able to access a pupil's work and offer help with drafting and presentation.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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