Malvern St James Girls’ School A GSG School
- Malvern St James Girls’ School
15 Avenue Road
- Head: Mrs Olivera Raraty
- T 01684 584624
- F 01684 566204
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.malvernstjames.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 4 to 18
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Worcestershire
- Pupils: 400
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day £15,180 - £19,005; Boarding £25,275 – £34,110 pa
- Open days: October, February and June
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Younger girls seen skipping about chatting and hopping, older girls seem calm and happy. 'We’d notice someone walking round with her head down (or her nose up) straight away.' The atmosphere is calm and relaxed but with an underlying energy and a sense...
What the school says...
Malvern St James is a leading independent boarding and day school for girls aged 4 to 18 set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the foot of the Malvern Hills.
The School focus is on inspiring teaching to deliver excellent academic results; and equally on encouraging intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, considered risk-taking and collaboration that universities and employers will value. The enrichment programme is as long as it is broad, and has something to fire the imagination of every individual: clubs for budding engineers and scientists, extracurricular languages, drama, music, Leiths, journalism, photography, sport of every kind, Young Enterprise, Debating and Model United Nations … to name but a few.
First class pastoral support creates a happy and friendly community, relaxed yet purposeful, with a real sense of family. The diverse list of graduate courses at the most prestigious institutions and the competitive career paths that girls go on to is testament to MSJ’s culture of ambition and achievement.
With a roughly equal number of day girls and boarders, the School is able to offer the best of both worlds and a very flexible boarding programme. Full, weekly and flexi boarding options are offered, designed to meet the needs of modern family lives. A central position in the town of Great Malvern, situated in the heart of England, gives access to excellent transport links and cultural opportunities all around the UK, including a direct train service from London. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Girls taking Design & Technology Food Technology at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
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.
Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.
What The Good Schools Guide says
Since September 2016, Mrs Olivera Raraty BA PGCE, previously deputy head academic at Notting Hill and Ealing High. History degree from Leeds and PGCE from London University; began her teaching career at Francis Holland NW1. Has taught history and politics at both day and boarding schools, including a long stint at Wycombe Abbey, where her posts included head of department, head of year and assistant director of studies. Married with two daughters; enjoys baking and hill walking.
Respectable results both at GCSE and A level. At A level in 2016, 65 per cent A*-B and 35 per cent A*/A. At GCSE, 62 per cent A*/A. Most girls take 10 or 11 GCSEs. Many sixth formers also take SATs for the US universities. An increasing use of IGCSEs to stretch the girls and increase flexibility....
Special Education Needs
There is an established process, according to the school SEN policy, of identification and provision for those with special needs, and a system of continuous assessment thereafter. Detailed assessments for special arrangements in examinations are carried out each year for those who need them. The support staff includes a part-time dyslexia specialist and 4 part-time EAL specialists. The added support is reflected in the excellent grades most of these pupils achieve at both GCSE and A level. 09-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|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|