Malvern St James Girls' School

Type of school: Girls Senior school with a junior department or a prep school

Nearest international airport: Birmingham (74km)

Age Range: 4-18

Number of pupils: 400

Number of boarders: 166

Fees per term: Boarding: £6,855 – £12,735
Day: £2,735 - £6,335


School-from-playing-fields-July-16Malvern St James is a leading independent boarding and day school for girls aged 4 – 18 set in an Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty at the foot of the Malvern Hills.

Our values today reflect those of our founding schools, set up in the nineteenth century by pioneering proponents of women’s education. In this inspirational setting, MSJ continues a fine heritage of academic rigour, outstanding enrichment and leadership opportunities, and preparing girls for rewarding careers and lives beyond school.

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.

ASC_2328-low-resLife 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.

“Moving our daughter to MSJ was the best decision for her education.  Being in an all-girls school has meant our daughter has felt nurtured and supported by peers – which has resulted in a focused learning environment with less distractions – but still lots of teamwork, healthy competition and fun.”  MSJ parent