About Malvern St James

About Malvern St James

Malvern St James Girls' School is a leading independent school for pupils aged 4-18. What helps to make us distinct and refreshing, is our recognition and active support for the individual talents, interests and passions of girls, and the liberating and inclusive ethos the school embraces.

Malvern St James doesn’t produce a ‘type’ of girl. We achieve excellent academic results, but we are not an exam factory. Our ethos is one of inclusion and respect. Girls can pursue their passions and interests in the field of their choice – all routes are equal. It may be horse riding, engineering, politics, the environment or climbing. We recognise the importance of allowing each individual to grow and flourish. We find ways to support girls to achieve their passions. 

Girls can be anything they want to be, whether that is a high flying academic, a passionate sportswoman, or both! They are not defined by what they can achieve but because of the support Malvern St James offers and the personal development we nurture in girls, they can go on to achieve everything they want. 

We nurture a freedom of spirit, respect for others and support of every member of our school community. Our staff are innovative and passionate about their work and constantly evolve new ways to inspire learning and exploration of their subjects, often beyond the curriculum. We actively encourage debate and open discussion. We explore the world around us, at home and across the globe. We believe in maintaining truth and transparency as a school community.

Malvern St James is a refreshing and inspiring school for girls. A school that helps girls to truly develop their thinking skills, to explore who they are and to develop the courage and self-belief to go out into the world and be true to who they are.

Our Belief in Growth Mindset 

It is not normal nor realistic to be brilliant at everything all the time, and our failures inform future success. No wonder one of the first questions that often gets asked in job interviews is: tell me something that you did that didn’t go well and what did you learn from it?

We are passionate believers in the importance of having a ‘growth mindset’ and viewing intelligence as elastic rather than fixed. This is one of the reasons why we put such store on girls taking intellectual and creative risks, together with positive feedback and encouraging participation. Most importantly, they learn that it’s okay to fail. This way they are more likely to take intellectual and creative risks, learn from mistakes and enjoy the ride, which means working harder and going further. 

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