MSJ Sixth Form Day Girls
We have around 200 day girls at Malvern St James with the remaining pupils flexi, weekly or full boarding. This mix creates a wonderful environment in which all pupils can get the best of both worlds. Day pupils are mostly from Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire.
We are the only all-through girls’ school in the county and therefore we are the school of choice for many local families looking for an enriching single-sex educational experience for their daughter.
Years 9-13 Day fees include 3 free nights boarding per term, which pupils find are particularly beneficial in the Sixth Form.
Sixth Form Pupils are encouraged to structure their time balancing study with involvement in the school community; once formal lessons end at 16:00, many chose to stay either to study in the Sixth form centre – the dedicated Sixth Form only area, or in their boarding house, or take part in activities until the end of the formal school day at 18:00.
The independence afforded to Day pupils enables them to effectively build their work schedules and allows them to explore how to combine academic study with additional commitments both in school and out, such as attending driving lessons.
Getting to School
Whilst some girls are dropped off by their parents, many girls use the school bus or even catch the train. There are nine bus routes covered by Malvern St James, serving four different counties, each with a number of collection points. Great Malvern train station is located across the road from the School with direct trains Worcester, Hereford, London Paddington and Birmingham.
A place on the School bus is available on a termly basis. If you have more than one child using the service we offer a sibling discount of 50% for the second child.
A place on the bus can be shared between two families, for example, if your daughter only uses the route in the morning, you would be welcome to 'share' the place and cost with a friend whose daughter uses only the return trip.
The School is happy to offer occasional use to families, in the case of emergencies and if there is a seat available on the required route (for example, if a parent's car has broken down).
Many families find flexi-boarding a great option for their daughter. Some girls who come from slightly further afield, perhaps Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds, or Staffordshire, take advantage of one to three nights flexi-boarding a week. This allows girls the chance to engage with evening activities, whether academic or social and allows for a slightly later wake up call in the morning as she will be staying on site. Day girls are each given two to three nights boarding per term at no additional cost so every girl can take advantage of boarding life at Malvern St James.
Wraparound care is offered for all pupils and girls can be looked after in School before morning registration and following the end of the School Day, where they are welcome to join the Boarders for Supper and go to the Boarding Houses.