Mrs Olivera Raraty, Headmistress Malvern St James Girls' School


"From the youngest to the oldest, students at Malvern St James Girls' School are interested and engaged with the world around them, and able to hold their own socially and intellectually."

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MSJ Stories

We believe that the best way to get to know Malvern St James is through the eyes of our pupils, parents and staff.

Here's what members of our School community have to say...

Our Malvern St James Difference




of grades were A* - B at A Level (2021)


of girls take part in Expressive Arts

60% / 40% 

day / boarding, the best of both worlds


ratio of teachers to pupils


extra-curricular activities for girls to choose from


of girls go on to study STEM subjects at University

Latest News

Recent highlights from Malvern St James Girls' School 

MSJ's Director of Pastoral Care responds to The Times article, 'Toxic teenage girls: the new subtle bullying and how to spot it'.

Our Director of Pastoral Care, Mrs Wilkinson, was published in The Times and The Sunday Times newspaper last week for her insightful response to the 2nd July article by Rachel Carlyle 'Toxic teenage girls: the new subtle bullying and how to spot it'.

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After Malvern St James


In March 2019, the School joined forces with the Old Girls’ Association to launch Malvern Alumnae 100, a showcase of the most remarkable and talented alumnae. They have agreed to give their time and experience to inspire and guide the next generation of women, including all of our current girls. 

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An accomplished writer, Moky’s articles and opinion pieces have been published in various magazines and newspapers. In November 2008, her book Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs with a foreword written by Richard Branson was published by Penguin Books. The book featured on the top 10 best-selling business books in South Africa and was selected for the Exclusive Books Homebru promotion which showcases the best of South African writing.

What is your best piece of advice?

Life is what happens when you’re busy making plans..... try everything at least once!

Moky Makura

Actress, Producer & Communications Expert 

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Phyllida is an award winning theatre, opera and film director. She directed Mamma Mia! on stage and screen and most recently Tina the musical at the Aldwych. She also directed the film The Iron Lady which won Meryl Streep her third Oscar.

What is your best piece of advice?

Don’t try to solve everything at once. The solution will come but it may not come until the last inch.

Phyllida Lloyd

Theatre, opera and film director of ‘Mamma Mia!’ (Lawnside, 1974)

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"My four years at Malvern gave me confidence, not just academically but personally too. I did a lot of debating and my coaching sessions with Mrs Melhuish taught me so much about speaking in public and winning over an audience (one of her key pieces of advice was to smile before I started talking so that you set yourself and your listeners at ease, which is something I now do every time I give a speech)."

What is your best piece of advice?

Life gets better the more you get to know yourself.

Elizabeth Day

Author, Journalist and Broadcaster (MGC 1997)