Reports & Reviews of Malvern St James

Reports & Reviews

The Good Schools Guide Review of Malvern St James

The Good Schools Guide is the number one trusted guide to schools in the UK, helping parents in every aspect of choosing the best education for their children. 

These are just a few snippets from our Good Schools Guide review:

  • "Malvern St James is continuing to carve out a niche for itself as being at the forefront of thinking on girls' education... The school feels driven and full of girls who are going to change the world."
  • "... a gentleness combined with sassy competitiveness"
  • "... a sense of real engagement in learning"
  • "...the new head has breathed fresh life into the academic life of the school"
  • "... tailored, personal, family feel"
  • "... keeps a sense of a small, close knit community"
  • "... the sixth form offer is unusually broad and undoubtedly one of the strengths of the school"

Read the full Good Schools Guide review of Malvern St James Girls' School

Muddy Stilettos Review of Malvern St James

The Muddy Stilettos Best Schools ‘insider’ guides give a genuine insight into each school visited, with informal, super-useful advice from the editors – parents, just like you.

These are just a few snippets from the Muddy Stilettos 2023 visit:

  • "A rock solid reputation for academics, stand-out facilities and an ‘achieve anything’ ethos make this all-through girls’ school a must-see"
  • "... the school pushes itself out of its comfort zone to be unstuffy and down-to-earth, even priding itself on a self-confessed ‘quirkiness’"
  • "... girls are most definitely nurtured to be more warrior than wallflower, encouraged to be unafraid to choose their own path"
  • " Teachers here champion sporting excellence and healthy competitiveness is encouraged"
  • " Warm but not fluffy, friendly and nurturing, and for anyone who loves a quirky school with character"

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Inspection Report - Rated EXCELLENT by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) – May 2017

Malvern St James received the highest rating of EXCELLENT in the ISI’s Educational Quality Inspection.

The two outcomes which the Inspection Report covers are:

  • ‘The quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements’: EXCELLENT
  • ‘The quality of pupils’ personal development’: EXCELLENT

Read the full ISI Educational Quality Inspection Report.

ISI Inspection Report Summary

ISI Regulatory Compliance Inspection Report

The school has also met all of the criteria in the Regulatory Compliance Inspection for Schools with Residential Provision (there are only two judgements in this inspection: ‘met’ or ‘not met’).

Read the full ISI Regulatory Compliance Inspection Report.

Malvern St James on Talk Education

Talk Education provides a guide to the world's best private schools.

Here are just a few snippets of what Talk Education had to say about MSJ:

  • "Expressive arts are stellar at MSJ; there’s a 100 per cent participation rate in music, drama, dance and art, which is testament to the teaching, the facilities and the understanding of their importance in a rounded education packed with individuality."
  • "Pastoral care is excellent, perhaps best exemplified by the recent Gold-standard School Mental Health Award delivered by the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools."
  • "It is a calm and thoughtful environment where every girl can and will shine brightly."

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