153 Year Heritage

Malvern College UK


Founded in 1865, Malvern College UK is a coeducational day and boarding school. Together with its associated Preparatory school, The Downs Malvern, Malvern College provides high quality education for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 years. Renowned for its innovative approach to education, the school pioneered the adoption of the Nuffield Science teaching approach and was one of the first UK schools to adopt the IB Diploma programme and the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. Thanks to its academic rigour and pursuit of a holistic education, the Malvern College family has produced renowned alumni including two Prime Ministers, four Nobel Laureates, as well as famous writer C.S. Lewis, author of ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’. Malvern College UK has an enviable reputation as one of the most established IB schools in the UK and comfortably beats the world average scores in all subject areas. The College’s IB graduates regularly average over 36 points (the world average was 30.07 in May 2016) and, over the last 11 years, 26% of pupils have scored 40 points (a level considered the minimum entry requirement for Oxford and Cambridge). It is equally strong at A-level, where results consistently rank within the top 10% of all UK independent schools.

University Destination

The overwhelming majority of Malvern College’s pupils go on to university. Most go to good Russell Group universities (eg Exeter, Durham, Bristol, University College London (UCL), the London School of Economics (LSE), Imperial College, London). Last year nine pupils were offered places at Oxford or Cambridge. The College has a significant number of pupils going to top US universities such as Yale, Princeton, Stanford and Cornell, as well as to excellent universities in Europe.

Going international

“Malvern College over the years has benefited from exceptional leadership and governance, as is evident from the range of educational innovations the College has been responsible for. In September 2012 Malvern College established its first overseas campus, Malvern College Qingdao, in partnership with Babylon Education, an education group formed by Harvard and Oxford graduates with extensive experience in education. Drawing on the experience and expertise of both our international staff and the local bilingual team, the school has successfully brought an authentic British boarding school experience to students in China.Malvern College Chengdu aims to bring this educational model to students in western China.

Distinguished Alumni

C.S Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis, commonly known as C. S. Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963), was a novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, and Christian apologist. He held academic positions at both Oxford University (Magdalen College), 1925–54, and Cambridge University (Magdalene College), 1954–63. He is best known for his fictional work, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.

Lord Maclaurin
Ian Charter MacLaurin, Baron MacLaurin of Knebworth DL (born 30 March 1937) is a British businessman who has been Chairman of Vodafone and chairman and chief executive of Tesco. He is a former Chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board and a former Chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire. Ian MacLaurin was born in 1937 in Blackheath, Kent. He attended Malvern College as a pupil.
MacLaurin joined Tesco in 1959 as a management trainee. He was appointed Managing Director in the 1970s and became Chairman in 1985.Ian MacLaurin joined Vodafone as a non-executive Director in 1997, becoming Chairman in July 1998. He is currently the Chairman of the Council of Malvern College.

Francis William Aston
Francis William Aston FRS (1 September 1877 – 20 November 1945) was a British chemist and physicist who won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery, by means of his mass spectrograph, of isotopes, in a large number of non-radioactive elements, and for his enunciation of the whole number rule. He was a fellow of the Royal Society and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.
Isotopes and Mass-spectra and Isotopes are his most well-known books.

James Edward. Meade
James Edward Meade CB, FBA (23 June 1907 – 22 December 1995) was a British economist and winner of the 1977 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences jointly with the Swedish economist Bertil Ohlin for their “pathbreaking contribution to the theory of international trade and international capital movements.”
Meade was born in Swanage, Dorset. He was educated at Malvern College and attended Oriel College, Oxford in 1926 to read Greats, but switched to Philosophy, Politics and Economics and gained an outstanding first. His interest in economics grew from an influential postgraduate year at Christ’s College, Cambridge and Trinity College, Cambridge (1930–31).After working in the League of Nations and the Cabinet Office, he was the leading economist of the early years of Attlee’s government, before taking professorships at LSE (1947–57) and Cambridge (1957–67).