The Malvern College Family of Schools

Malvern College Hong Kong operates in strong and genuine partnership with its parent school Malvern College UK. Continuous support and educational oversight are provided through the long-term appointment of Malvern College UK members to the College Council. We recognise the importance of alignment with the latest educational developments and practices while upholding the quality of teaching to the highest possible standard. Malvern College UK conducts regular quality assurance inspections at Malvern College Hong Kong to ensure that these expectations are met at all times.


Malvern College

Malvern College UK is a co-educational day and boarding school founded in 1865. Together with its associated preparatory school, The Downs Malvern, Malvern College provides high quality education for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 years. Thanks to its academic rigour, scientific heritage and the pursuit of holistic education, Malvern College UK has acquired an enviable reputation for being one of the most established IB schools in the UK and comfortably surpasses the world average diploma results in all subject areas.

The school pioneered 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. It consistently receives “Outstanding” rankings from the Office for Standards in Education and the International Schools Inspectorate.

Malvern College, together with The Downs Malvern, has produced four Nobel Prize Winners: Francis William Aston, Chemist; James Meade, Economist; Alan Hodgkin, Neuroscientist; and Frederick Sanger, Biochemist and a double Nobel Laureate. Other famous alumni (‘Old Malvernians’) include R. E. Foster, the only man to have captained England at both cricket and football; novelist 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.



Founded in Malvern, Worcestershire, with fewer than 20 boys
Relocated due to the war effort and temporarily located at Blenheim Palace
Relocated and housed with Harrow School
First independent school to have a language laboratory and to pioneer the Nuffield Science approach
Became a co-educational school bringing Malvern College together with the Ellerslie Girls’ School and Hillstone Prep to become an IB World School
Hillstone Prep and The Downs Prep School merged to become The Downs Malvern
Abberley Hall School and Malvern College formed a formal association

International Expansion

In September 2012 Malvern College established its first overseas campus, Malvern College Qingdao, followed by Malvern College Chengdu in September 2015. Both schools have since established a significant reputation and graduates have been accepted into leading universities, like University of Cambridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California Los Angeles and Imperial College London. Malvern College Egypt was opened in August 2016 in Cairo and hosted its first graduation in 2020.

Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong (Coronation Circle) became operational in August 2017. The latest member of the Malvern Family is Malvern College Chengdu, Xinjin, and Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong (Island West) which both opened in 2019.

Malvern College Switzerland, the seventh international campus, will be opened in September 2021.

The Malvern College Family of Schools cooperate and collaborate with each other, sharing knowledge and best practices in setting high academic standards. All share the common goal of educating young people “the Malvern way”. The Malvern College Family of Schools


Malvern College UK

Malvern College Qingdao

Malvern College Chengdu

Malvern College Egypt

Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong

Malvern College Switzerland