The Downs Malvern is a vibrant day, weekly, flexi- and full-boarding independent prep school for girls and boys aged 3 – 13 years.
The Downs Malvern | Worcestershire
The Downs Malvern is located on the beautiful western side of the Malvern Hills within a stunning 55-acre campus. We provide our children with a safe, secure and caring environment and the spacious grounds give them every opportunity to thrive and enhance their learning.
Pupils can join Pre-Prep from the age of three, or ‘rising three’, and can stay with us until the end of Year 2 at the age of seven. All of our pupils in Pre-Prep are very precious, and it is so important that they feel safe and happy.
The Prep School covers Years 3 to 8 and the transition from Pre-Prep to Prep is a seamless one.
The Year 3 and Year 4 children are gently encouraged to become more independent in their thinking, learning and personal organisation. They spend around 60% of their time with their class teacher, who teaches them the core subjects, and they spend the remaining time moving around the school for their lessons in Design Technology, Art, Music, French, Science and Games.
Boarding ‘ THE WARREN’
‘The Warren’, our Boarding House, with views across the orchard and the Malvern Hills. Thanks to a recent first-class upgrade, we have fantastic new dormitories of four to eight beds, smart new shower and washroom facilities and Games and TV rooms, providing all with a real ‘home-from-home’ experience.
Outstanding teaching ensures that some of the highest results in the country are achieved. Our facilities, including the junior and senior Science laboratories and newly refurbished classrooms, together with low class sizes, give all of our children the best opportunity to succeed.
Boarding at The Downs Malvern offers all children the perfect ‘home-from-home’ experience. ‘The Warren’, our Boarding House, with its fantastic, refurbished dormitories, Games Room and TV room, as well as the grounds in which it stands, is a familiar and welcoming place in which boarders can spend time at the end of their school day. Mr and Mrs Warlow, together with the Matrons, Mandy and Teresa, are always there for the boarders, to chat with them and to lend their support and advice.