Developing understanding, not simply remembering. Instilling a passion for life-long learning.


We want our pupils to learn, not just remember. We strive for academic success but celebrate life-long curiosity, the ability to explore and discover more.


Our academic programme is broad and rightly challenging; we offer GCSEsInternational GCSEsA levels and the International Baccalaureate. We measure the value added to each pupil’s academic achievement through a process of independent baseline testing.

“Every pupil has the potential to be a high performer, and our modern holistic curriculum is one that enables pupils to develop the necessary academic skills, passions and ambitions, curiosity and personal qualities needed for life-long learning.” Stephen Holroyd Deputy Head: Curriculum


Classwork and homework are complemented by a programme of lectures and educational visits to inform and inspire. Academic progress is underpinned by a robust support network, which includes Tutors, House Tutors, Heads of Year and Housems.

Supported every step of the way


Our tutor system provides academic support for each pupil throughout his or her school career. In the Foundation Year (Year 9), Remove (Year 10) and Hundred (Year 11), tutor groups are House-based and composed of boys and girls from their own House. In the Sixth Form, pupils have the opportunity to choose their own Tutor, giving them autonomy to make the decisions that matter to them, further shaping their life at Malvern.