The Downs Malvern

The Downs Malvern

Day Weekly Boarding Full Boarding Flexi Boarding Worcestershire

The Downs Malvern is an outstanding day, weekly, flexi and full boarding Prep School for girls and boys aged 3-13. The School is situated on the Western edge of the Malvern Hills on a beautiful, rural 55-acre campus.

Headmaster Mr Alastair Cook
Year Founded 1900
Religion N/A
Inspection Report
Charity Commission

The Downs Malvern has a total of 249 pupils.

102 Day Boys
(3- 13)
89 Day Girls
(3- 13)
31 Boarding Boys
(7- 13)
27 Boarding Girls
(7- 13)

About The Downs Malvern

The Downs Malvern is an outstanding day, weekly, flexi and full boarding co-educational Prep School for pupils aged 3–13 years. Associated with Malvern College, it is set within its own stunning 55-acre campus on the western edge of the Malvern Hills. A first class education is delivered in a secure, caring and extremely well resourced environment and all pupils are encouraged to do their very best academically, creatively, physically, socially and spiritually so that they may achieve beyond their greatest expectations. The boarding provision is excellent and the pastoral care exemplary. 

To support the academic programme, there are many extra-curricular activities from which all pupils find something to enthuse and inspire them. 

The strong sense of community, founded on outstanding relationships throughout, is the trademark of The Downs Malvern.

Where children are encouraged to use their initiative and to keep their minds and eyes wide open.  It is very special ….. an unforgettable experience.” - Current Parent 





Scholarships & Bursaries


The School offers 11+ Awards for pupils showing particular ability in the following areas: Academic, Art, Drama, Music, Sport as well as an All-Round award. The Headmaster welcomes applications from the parents of children in Year 6 at their current schools.

Application Forms can be downloaded from this page or obtained from Mrs Katherine Cox, the Registrar on 01684 544108 or

11+ Scholarship Application Form

Please click here for the 11+ Scholarship criteria.

Assessment Days

Thursday 28th and Friday 29th January 2016

Closing Date for Entries

Monday 7th December 2015

Please contact Katherine Cox if you require further information or have any questions at all about the 11+ process:

Katherine Cox


The Downs Malvern

Brockhill Road

Worcs, WR13 6EY


T: +44(0)1684 544 108


Admissions Process

It is possible for pupils to join The Downs Malvern at any point during the academic year. Please contact our Registrar, Mrs Katherine Cox, email: tel: 01684 544 108 or 07815 482618 / 07702 909394 to check place availability.

We do not have formal entrance tests but we ask for a prospective pupil’s most recent school report. In addition, and if appropriate/convenient, we like to welcome prospective pupils in to the school for at least one taster day and, for boarders, a boarding experience.

Visits, taster days and boarding experiences can all be arranged with Katherine Cox and please do feel free to direct any questions about Prep School life to Katherine - she will be happy to answer your questions for you. 




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Forthcoming Open Days

  • Open Afternoon

    2:00PM -4:30PM

  • Open Morning

    9:30AM -12:30PM