153 Year Heritage


Malvern College was founded in 1865 in Worcestershire, UK and together with its primary school, The Downs Malvern, it provides quality education for both boys and girls aged from 3 to 18 years. Renowned as an innovator in education, the school pioneered the adoption of Nuffield Science (introduction of experiments into Science education), Language Laboratories, Ingenuity tests, Duke of Edinburgh award scheme and other educational innovations in schools. It received “Outstanding” rankings from the Office for Standards in Education and the Independent Schools Inspectorate. Thanks to its academic rigour and pursuit of holistic education, it has produced renowned alumni including two prime ministers (one of whom is the current Malaysian Prime Minister, Mr. Najib Razak), four Nobel Prize winners, as well as famous writer C.S. Lewis, author of the Chronicles of Narnia.

Outstanding academic results

Due to its strong position at the forefront of educational development and its sharing of the belief in the importance of both academic and extra-curricular education, the College was one of the first UK schools to adopt the International Baccalaureate (IB). Malvern College has now acquired an enviable reputation of being one of the best and most established schools in the country and comfortably beats the world average in all subject areas. The College’s IB graduates regularly average over 36 points (the world average was 29.9 in 2013) and over the last 11 years, 26% of students on average have scored 40 points (40 points normally being considered to be the Oxford and Cambridge minimum entry requirement). It is equally strong at A-level provision, where the results were consistently ranked within 10% among all the independent schools in the UK.

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).