Malvern St James: Great Malvern, Worcestershire, UK

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Malvern St James is a leading independent boarding and day school for girls aged 4 – 18 set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the foot of the Malvern Hills.
This girls only boarding 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 of this top girls boarding school has something for everyone: clubs for budding engineers and scientists, extra-curricular languages, drama, music, Leiths, journalism, photography, sport of every kind, Young Enterprise, Debating and Model United Nations … to name a few.


First class pastoral support creates a happy and friendly community, 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.


A central position of this top girls boarding school  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.


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7 days boarding: 

GBP 15,450 per term

About the school

The focus at Malvern St James in MSJ Seniors is to empower each girl to reach her personal potential and achieve results that exceed expectations. We equip girls to think independently, discover their own interests and become intellectually curious. Our experienced, carefully selected and inspirational teachers actively challenge and stretch learners to push boundaries and take pride in their achievements.

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Academic life

We offer an exceptional choice of subjects at GCSE/IGCSE and support pupils in choosing a broad and balanced selection that allows them to play to their individual aptitudes and aspirations, whilst keeping their options open for the next stage of their academic lives. A mixture of GCSEs and IGCSEs are offered, both are fully recognised by universities and employers.

Sport and culture

Our facilities at Malvern St James include a sports hall, with two netball courts, a climbing wall, a swimming pool, a multi-purpose activity studio, two squash courts and a fitness suite. We have outside Netball and Tennis courts, three full size lacrosse pitches, with cricket, rounders and athletics taking place on our fields. Equestrian lessons take place a short minibus drive away. Sports training takes place early mornings, lunchtimes and in extra curricular time between 16:15 and 18:15 and is open to everyone. These sessions include indoor cricket, netball, badminton, hockey, football, lacrosse, riding, athletics, tennis, basketball, tennis, swimming and many more activities.

Location Description

Boarding School in Worcestershire

By Road: Malvern St James is conveniently situated close to the M5 and M50 motorways.

From Junction 7 of the M5:Take the A44 north-west towards Worcester. Travel to the next roundabout and take the first exit left signposted Worcester West and Malvern A4440. Remain on the A4440 travelling straight across two roundabouts and at the third bear left signposted Malvern and Ledbury A449. Follow the A449 for about 6 miles to Malvern and turn left onto the B4211 Church Street signposted Town Centre. Take the second turning right onto Avenue Road. The entrance to the School is after 0.4 miles on your left.

From Junction 8 of the M5:Join the M50 and exit at Junction 1, taking the A38 northbound. After 3 miles turn left onto the A4104. Proceed to Upton upon Severn and immediately after the river bridge, turn right onto the B4211. Follow the B4211 for about 6 miles to Malvern and at the traffic island take the second turning left onto Avenue Road. The entrance to the School is after 0. 2 miles on your right.

From Junction 2 of the M50: Take the A417 north to Ledbury. At the first roundabout take the second exit onto the A449 north-east. Follow the A449 for about 7 miles to Malvern and turn right onto the B4211 Church Street signposted Town Centre. Take the second turning right onto Avenue Road. The entrance to the School is after 0.4 miles on your left.

On Arrival: Visitor car parking is available outside the Main Building. You are then requested to report directly to Reception.

By Rail: Great Malvern Station is opposite the School and has a direct service to London Paddington and Birmingham International Airport.

By Air: Birmingham International Airport is about an hour away and Heathrow and Manchester airports just over 2 hours away.

15 Avenue Road, Great Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3BA WR14 3BA

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