The Malvern College Family

The Malvern College Family

Malvern College Hong Kong inherits its rich heritage and ethos from Malvern College, a co-educational day and boarding school founded in 1865 in the UK. Together with its associated preparatory school, The Downs Malvern, Malvern College provides high quality education for boys and girls aged from 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. Malvern College has now acquired an enviable reputation for being one of the most established IB schools in the UK and comfortably beats the world average in all subject areas. The College’s IB graduates regularly average over 36 points (the world average was 29.9) and over the last 11 years, 26% of pupils on average have scored 40 points or more in the last 11 years (40 points normally being considered to be the Oxford and Cambridge minimum entry requirement).

Malvern has an extraordinary scientific heritage: it was at the College that radar technology was invented in the 1940s; Nuffield Science was pioneered at Malvern College under John Lewis, former Housemaster and Head of Science. Thanks to its academic rigour, scientific heritage and the pursuit of holistic education, the College, together with The Downs Malvern, has produced many Nobel Prize Winners in Science including Francis William Aston, Chemist; James Meade, Economist; Alan Hodgkin, Neuroscientist; and Frederick Sanger, Biochemist and a double Nobel Laureate. It also has strong sporting tradition with many accomplished Old Malvernians sportsmen such as R.E. Foster, the only man to have captained England at both cricket and football, Charles Bambridge, England football captain, and Frank Mann, England cricket captain. Other famous alumni (‘Old Malvernians’) include C. S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia; Lord MacLaurin, former Chairman of Tesco and Vodafone; and Baron Weatherill, former Speaker of the British House of Commons.

In September 2012, Malvern College established its first overseas campus, Malvern College Qingdao, in partnership with Babylon Education, a Hong Kong based education group formed by Harvard and Oxford graduates with extensive experience in education. Drawing on the experience and expertise of both our international staff and the local bilingual team, we have successfully brought an authentic British boarding school experience to pupils in China. Despite its short history, the school has established a strong reputation and its pupils have received offers from leading universities including the University of Cambridge, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California Los Angeles, and Imperial College, London. Malvern College Chengdu was established in September 2015. Its first cohort of pupils have achieved outstanding IGCSE results after one year in the school—57% A* and 67* A & A*. In August 2016, Malvern College Egypt opened in Cairo. The newest member of the Malvern College family is Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong which was opened in September 2017. Malvern College Hong Kong will open its door in August 2018.

The Malvern College family of schools offers distinct advantages for our pupils and staff in opportunities for exchanges, transfer, sharing of practice and professional development.