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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 is one of England's great public schools, located in a glorious setting on the slopes of the Malvern Hills. The school has a rich and distinguished history, yet we look to the future in seeking to develop outstanding young people with the skills, resilience and initiative to flourish.

Malvern has a strong academic focus, with an enrichment programme that stimulates intellectual curiosity and academic breadth beyond the confines of exam criteria. This sits alongside a diverse co-curricular programme that promotes all-round personal development and a happy and healthy lifestyle.

Committed to the wellbeing of each individual, our staff encourage pupils to be independent, take calculated risks, and adopt the ethos of service to others that underpins the school. We are known for excellent pastoral care and this is the foundation on which excellence in all other areas is built: in pupils’ academic and co-curricular achievements, and also simply in their interactions with those around them and the way that they approach the world with confidence.

On meeting a Malvernian, you will find that typically this confidence translates into an optimism and openness to welcome newcomers warmly, something that I very much hope you will experience for yourself when you visit.
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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

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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 29 per cent A*/A and 58 per cent A*-B in...

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Please note: 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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