Malvern St James

Malvern St James (MSJ) is a leading Independent Day and Boarding School for Girls aged 4-18 in Malvern, Worcestershire, offering exceptional academic, sport, music, drama and equestrian provision.

Malvern St James (MSJ) is a leading Independent Day and Boarding School for Girls aged 4-18 in Malvern, Worcestershire, offering exceptional academic, sport, music, drama and equestrian provision.

MSJ is recognised as one of the leading Independent Schools in Hereford and Worcestershire for A Level and GCSE exam results with superb value-added attainment. The School encourages girls to be ambitious and to follow their passions whether that be as a high flying academic, a passionate sportswoman, or both.

Intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, considered risk-taking and collaboration are all encouraged and universities and employers value these attributes. The enrichment programme is varied with something for everyone from clubs for budding engineers and scientists, extra-curricular languages, drama, music, Leiths, photography, sport of every kind, Young Enterprise, debating and Model United Nations to name a few.

The Good Schools Guide describes MSJ as “… continuing to carve out a niche for itself as being at the forefront of thinking on girls’ education… The school feels driven and full of girls who are going to change the world.”
MSJ offers an all-though education; this allows the School to build long term relationships, both academically and pastorally, with girls.

It allows the girls to thrive in a familiar environment where they have established friendships groups and routines whilst also encouraging girls to seek challenges outside of their comfort zone to gain confidence as future leaders. The Schools pastoral care is first-class and at the heart of the School community.

MSJ Prep is in the same building as the Senior School. This means the younger girls benefit from the specialist facilities Seniors have access to such as science labs, sport and art facilities. The specialist subject teachers from the Senior School also teach in Prep and support after School clubs.

For your convenience, wraparound care is offered for all pupils and girls can be looked after in School before morning registration and following the end of the School day.

With roughly equal numbers of day girls and boarders, the School can offer the best of both worlds and a very flexible boarding programme. We recognise modern families often lead busy lives and we aim to be as flexible as possible to support you and your daughter. Full, weekly and flexi boarding options are offered, designed to meet your family needs.

MSJ was quick to adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic with a full curriculum of online learning implemented immediately through Microsoft Teams. During this period, assemblies, lessons and after school activities moved online mirroring the traditional School day. The adaptability and resilience of the School during this time puts it in good standing going forward.

Located in the heart of England, at the foot of the picturesque Malvern Hills, the School has excellent transport links, with the M5 and M50 10 miles away giving easy access to the rest of the country. Great Malvern Station is located opposite the School with direct trains to London and Birmingham and connections to the South West and Wales. The School operates several private minibuses with multiple collection points around the region for your convenience. For international students Birmingham and London airports are within easy reach by taxi.

Essentials

  • Head Mrs Olivera Raraty
  • Mrs Olivera Raraty
  • Age range 4 - 18
  • Day / Boarding
    • Day
    • Full Boarding
    • Weekly Boarding
    • Flexi Boarding
  • Religious affiliation All faiths welcome.
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
  • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Fees (per term) September 2020 - August 2021
  • Prep/Junior School
    • £2,460 - £7,865 per term
  • Senior School
    • £5,775 - £13,110 per term
  • Sixth Form
    • £6,340 - £13,110 per term
  • Find out more about fees >
  • Exams
    • Exams
    • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
    • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Fees (per term)
    • Fees (per term) September 2020 - August 2021
    • Prep/Junior School
      • £2,460 - £7,865 per term
    • Senior School
      • £5,775 - £13,110 per term
    • Sixth Form
      • £6,340 - £13,110 per term
    • Find out more about fees >

Bursaries & Scholarships

Scholarship awards are honorary and are highly valued by universities and future employers.

Malvern St James (MSJ) Scholarships are offered in a variety of disciplines: Academic, Art, Drama, Flexi-Boarding, Music, Riding, Sport, Technology and all-round excellence. These Scholarships are designed to reward excellence and to celebrate exceptional talent.

Applications for Scholarships are welcomed at 11+, 13+ and 16+ these are awarded on merit.

Scholarships carry a fee remission of up to 10% for Senior School Scholarships. The final award will be considered alongside any other bursaries and remissions. Sixth Form Scholarships may carry a fee remission subject to means-testing.

All Scholarships are awarded for as long as the student remains at the School, provided that her progress and conduct are excellent.

A wealth of enrichment and extension activities are available to all girls at Malvern St James including lectures, inspirational speakers, essay prizes, leadership positions and University or Oxbridge preparation programme to name a few.

In addition, Scholars are offered a range of bespoke opportunities with considerable value, including mentoring, coaching, masterclasses, workshops, trips and regular specialist meetings.

As a Scholar at MSJ your daughter is expected to make a significant contribution to all areas of School life and participate actively in all events relating to their specialism.

She will be expected to identify ways in which she can use her talents to contribute to the wider School community and demonstrate leadership and initiative.

The Founders’ Awards is a relatively new bursary programme to enable outstanding Sixth Form students to access the first-class educational opportunities offered at MSJ.

The Founders’ Awards mark all-round excellence, including leadership and community involvement. The number of Awards given each year, and their value, are kept deliberately flexible so the School is able to reach the most deserving girls and address their individual circumstances.

MSJ has a generous Bursary programme which is designed to make it possible for as many girls as possible, who meet the School’s criteria, to take up a place. Means-tested bursaries are available and are worth up to a maximum of 40% discount from the fees, although the Founders’ Awards can go slightly higher.

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • HM Forces discounts
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils
  • Music scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sport scholarships

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