Founded in 1865, Malvern College UK is a co-educational 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 Gryphon is an important symbol throughout the College, so much so, that it gives its name to the Gryphon Room which is located in the newly built Sports complex. The Gryphon Room is an
impressively large room which is used to host guest speakers, prestigious school dinners and other meetings. Symbols of Gryphons are found throughout our campus, the most notable of which are the twin statues which overlook the grounds where they keep a watchful eye on all that is going on!
The Crest of Malvern College contains a range of features which pay tribute to the school’s natural surroundings. The three circles with wavy patterns represent the flowing spring waters in Malvern and the five smaller circles represent the five freshwater wells that are found within the town. Malvern water is renowned for its beneficial health qualities and it has been a favourite drink of HRH The Queen for many years. At the top of the crest is a Gryphon, a mythological creature used to symbolise “Importance” or “Power”. It stands on a warrior’s helmet to denote strength, leadership and military courage.