Malvern St James enjoys strong links with its local community and those further afield. From local charity group Malvern Special Families to the school we established in the Gambia, we love to get involved.
We share many of our facilities and opportunities with local schools. These include university preparation days, careers talks and lectures, plus sporting events such as our Lacrosse Festival and Junior Olympics, the Junior Schools’ Maths Challenge, British Science Week events, International Language Day and a Junior Schools’ Art Exhibition.
Each year we raise several thousands of pounds for charity, including long-standing partners such as Malvern Special Families (MSF), the Poppy Appeal and other local and national charities that our pupils choose. The girls host an annual children’s party for MSF, which is always a fun-packed event they run themselves, and everyone from the local community is invited to our free MSJ Fireworks night. Macmillan Cancer Relief Coffee Morning is another public event firmly established in the diary, as is the local Institute of Physics Lecture and an artisan’s Christmas Fair open to all. Our musicians perform regularly at The Great Malvern Priory and for occasions such as the Christmas Light Switch On in the town.
Other community programmes include the MSJ Prep’s pen-pal scheme with Mowbray Retirement Home, working with Malvern Civic Society to open our doors for tours, and the installation of several defibrillators around the campus for public use. Our sports facilities, including the gym, swimming pool, AstroTurf pitch and café are also open to the community.
The School also helps one quarter of its families with means-tested bursary remissions on fees to make an MSJ education possible. We are the only all-through girls-only school remaining in Worcestershire: we are proud to be able to continue this tradition and offer this choice.
With our founding schools established in the nineteenth century, we are well rooted here in Malvern, and it is our pleasure and privilege to be an active part of this strong community.