Malvern St James Girls' School

A modern and dynamic leading independent day and boarding school for girls, rated ‘Excellent’ by ISI, and set at the foot of the majestic Malvern Hills. What makes MSJ distinct is our active support for the individual talents and interests of girls. Embracing extra-curricular activities alongside curriculum learning, pupils achieve excellent academic results, driven by inspirational teaching which focuses on the individual and encourages girls to be ambitious, determined and confident.

15 Avenue Road
Great Malvern
WR14 3BA

+44 (0)1684 892288

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ISC associations: GSA, AGBIS, ISBA, ISA

Religious affiliation: All Faiths

Day/boarding type: Day, Weekly/Flexible Boarding and Full Boarding

Gender profile: Girls only

Size: 310

Malvern St James Girls' School fees:

Boarding fees per term:
£9,335 to £15,410

Day fees per term:
£503 to £7,525

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
885 / 6012

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 3 to 19 (175)

Boarding: 7 to 19 (135)

Sixth Form: (78)

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Additional Information

MSJ is an exceptional place for learning and living. Every girl matters to us, and our size means that we can offer an individually tailored education. Our focus is on inspiring teaching to deliver excellent academic results; and equally on encouraging intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, considered risk-taking and collaboration that universities and employers will value. Our enrichment programme is as long as it is broad, and has something to fire the imagination of every individual: 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 but a few.

Life at MSJ is underpinned by first class pastoral support which makes us a happy and friendly community, relaxed yet purposeful, with a real sense of family. When girls reach the end of their time here, they are thoroughly prepared to embrace life’s challenges. 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. Our alumnae network helps our community to forge valuable links for life.

As a school we have a roughly equal number of day girls and boarders, allowing us to offer the best of both worlds and a very flexible boarding programme. We have full, weekly and flexi boarding options, designed to meet the needs of modern family lives. Our position in the town of Great Malvern, situated in the heart of England, means we benefit from excellent transport links and cultural opportunities all around the UK, including a direct train service from London.

Our girls work hard but have fun on the way, making lifelong friends and memories. Do come and see for yourselves what makes MSJ tick and meet our happy, poised and confident girls and young women, who are free to be themselves and find the things which will instigate a life-long passion for learning.

Malvern St James Scholarships are offered in a variety of disciplines including Academic, Art, Drama, Flexi-Boarding, Music, Riding, Sport and Technology. Scholarships are designed to reward excellence and to celebrate exceptional talent. We welcome open applications for Scholarships and Exhibitions at 11+, 13+ and 16+, which are awarded on merit.

Our bursary programme is generous and designed to make it possible for as many girls as possible who meet Malvern St James entry criteria to take up a place here. Alongside sibling, military and Old Girl Association discounts, we also offer means-tested bursaries. These are worth up to a maximum of 40% discount from the fees. All Bursaries are granted on the recommendation of the Director of Finance, at the discretion of the Headmistress.

Sibling discount: 10% for the second pupil; 15% for the third pupil (during those years where sisters are at school at the same time)
Old Girls Association: 5% discount
Forces families pay only 10%: for more information, please view the Forces Families page

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Design scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Science/Technology scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Clergy discounts
  • H M Forces discounts
  • Sibling discounts
  • Lump sum payment discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

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Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies