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Keith Metcalfe
Headmaster,
Malvern College UK

A welcome from the Headmaster of Malvern College UK
Welcome to Malvern College Switzerland. I am delighted to be able to share with you a brief introduction to the first European school within the Malvern College family; a family which in the UK includes, Malvern College as well as prep schools for our younger pupils, The Downs Malvern and Abberley Hall. Overseas, the Malvern College family comprises schools in Egypt, Qingdao and Chengdu in mainland China as well as both a pre-school and a through school in Hong Kong. Each of the schools within the family has its own unique character and reflects its individual location but underpinning each is 155 years of history and tradition from one of the UK's leading independent schools.

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Academic Success and Tradition
Malvern College was founded in 1865 when the town was prominent as a spa. It opened with just two dozen boys and half a dozen masters. The railway was beginning to make travelling easier and the Malvern Hills were reputed to have health-giving qualities that London and the surrounding areas did not possess.

Throughout the years, subsequent to Malvern College's foundation, the College experienced significant growth, many changes, and many challenges. Through the turmoil of both World Wars, Malvern College lost many of its brave young men who sacrificed their lives for the cause who are honoured to this day.

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A welcome from the Headmaster of
Malvern College UK

Welcome to Malvern College Switzerland. I am delighted to be able to share with you a brief introduction to the first European school within the Malvern College family; a family which in the UK includes, Malvern College as well as prep schools for our younger pupils, The Downs Malvern and Abberley Hall. Overseas, the Malvern College family comprises schools in Egypt, Qingdao and Chengdu in mainland China as well as both a pre-school and a through school in Hong Kong. Each of the schools within the family has its own unique character and reflects its individual location but underpinning each is 155 years of history and tradition from one of the UK's leading independent schools.

Situated in the rural county of Worcestershire, nestled within the Malvern Hills, Malvern College has been providing a holistic, quality education to pupils from around the world since 1865. We are driven by our belief that our students should excel both academically and beyond the classroom, and we are proud that this core belief in developing well-rounded individuals has, through the years, helped us to nurture many leaders of industry, politics and the arts.

In 2012 we extended our model of education to China when Malvern College Qingdao first opened its doors, and, nine years later, the school has grown to almost 1000 pupils on roll. Overall, as the various schools within the family have continued to develop and thrive, we have the privilege of educating a total of over 4000 pupils at our schools around the world and we look forward to seeing Malvern College Switzerland add to this in the coming years.

As a full boarding school Malvern College Switzerland will provide a safe, stimulating and fulfilling environment in which pupils will be encouraged to develop into well-mannered, globally minded citizens, guided towards reaching their full potential by highly qualified and motivated teachers and pastoral staff, all of whom will help to ensure that the pupils are well prepared for a successful life beyond their time at school.

Being a part of Malvern College lays the foundation for a lifetime of support and fellowship. The Malvernian Society, operating from the campus in the UK, facilitates our alumni with access to a network of Old Malvernians with the aim of fostering social, sporting, cultural and business connections at all stages of life, leading to a heightened sense of community and belonging.
In recent years Malvern alumni have gone on to enjoy success at leading universities in the UK and around the world. Within the UK destinations have included Oxford, Cambridge, Exeter, LSE, Durham, Birmingham and Edinburgh to name but a few. The A-Level qualifications are widely recognised globally and are welcomed by admissions officers at universities in the USA, Australia and Europe.

Malvern College Switzerland is an exciting addition to our family of schools. The opportunities that it will offer to its students will be unique within the group and the envy of many. I am looking forward to sharing in the growth and development of the school and to welcoming its students to our family and following their progress as the leaders of tomorrow, as they contribute their stories as part of the next 155 years of Malvern College's development.
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Keith Metcalfe 
Headmaster
Malvern College UK
Malvern College
Academic Success and Tradition

Malvern College was founded in 1865 when the town was prominent as a spa. It opened with just two dozen boys and half a dozen masters. The railway was beginning to make travelling easier and the Malvern Hills were reputed to have health-giving qualities that London and the surrounding areas did not possess.

Throughout the years, subsequent to Malvern College's foundation, the College experienced significant growth, many changes, and many challenges. Through the turmoil of both World Wars, Malvern College lost many of its brave young men who sacrificed their lives for the cause who are honoured to this day.

The College also played a significant role in the development of a series of educational projects and, in 1963, it was the first independent school to have a language laboratory. It pioneered Nuffield Physics in the 1960s through the work of John Lewis.

Malvern College became a co-educational school in 1992 when three successful schools (Malvern College, Ellerslie Girls' School and Hillstone Preparatory School) were brought together.

Malvern College opened its first overseas school, Malvern College Qingdao, in September 2012, with Malvern College Chengdu opening in September 2015. Malvern College Egypt opened in September 2016, closely followed by Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong in 2017 and Malvern College Hong Kong in 2018.

Malvern College Switzerland is the newest member of the family and has found an outstanding home nestled in the majestic Swiss Alps. Aiming to continue traditions instilled over a century of experience, Malvern College Switzerland will be home to 150 pupils looking to become part of these traditions, as well as some local Alpine ones.
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Malvern College Family of Schools
Malvern College opened its first overseas school, Malvern College Qingdao, in September 2012, with Malvern College Chengdu opening in September 2015. Malvern College Egypt opened in September 2016, closely followed by Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong in 2017 and Malvern College Hong Kong in 2018. Malvern College Switzerland opened in September 2021. Malvern College UK works in close partnership with each overseas schools. Whilst all Malvern College overseas campuses are independent institutions in their own right, with their own management teams and governing bodies, Malvern College UK is closely involved in setting standards and providing governance and oversight. An International Schools team, based at Malvern College UK, travels on a regular basis to each sister school.
Malvern College (UK)
Founded in 1856
Malvern College (Qingdao)
Founded in 2012
Malvern College (Chengdu)
Founded in 2015
Malvern College (Egypt)
Founded in 2016
Malvern College (Hong Kong)
Founded in 2017
Malvern College (Switzerland)
Founded in 2021
Malvern College (Tokyo)
Opening in 2023
Malvern College (Barbados)
Opening in 2023
MALVERNIAN SOCIETY
Malvern College Switzerland is more than an education, it's a family for life.
MCS has a strong alumni community around the world. More than 200 alumni successfully live and work in Switzerland.
Opportunity
Excellence
Jane Owen is currently Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation and non-resident Ambassador to Liechtenstein. Jane was educated at Ellerslie School in Malvern, and Trinity College, Cambridge (BA Hons in Russian, French and German).
Success
MALVERN
QUALITIES
At Malvern College, we actively promote a set of well-tested values which we call the Malvern Qualities.
We believe that these values will enable our pupils to grow whilst they are with us and that they will become a bedrock for their futures. The Malvern Qualities are enduring human values which we have found, over time, equip our pupils for life's challenges, enabling them to adapt and succeed in a rapidly evolving world.
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Do you respond positively to setbacks, and face challenges with confidence and good humour? Can you see failures as an inevitable part of learning and improving who you are? Do you finish what you start?
/ RESILIENCE
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Do you understand your own strengths and weaknesses and are you reflective and take responsibility for yourself and your actions? Do you set yourself targets? Are you aware of the impression you create and display excellent manners accordingly?
/ SELF-AWARENESS
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Do you wish to do the best you can and make the most of every opportunity afforded to you? Do you believe that effort will improve your future prospects? Do you let others hold you back?
/ AMBITION
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Do you acknowledge that individual success often relies on team effort? Do you see that success is important but that it is not everything? Do you recognise that others may not be as privileged as you?
/ HUMILITY
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Are you able to recognise and value a range of options? Are you receptive to new ideas? Can you see issues from a range of perspectives and do you embrace a global outlook?
/ OPEN-MINDEDNESS
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Do you look after others? Are you considerate and compassionate? Are you able to show appreciation of what others offer?
/ KINDNESS
Are you working with others to bring about the greater good? Do you know when and how to include others? Can you make the most of the strengths and qualities of others?
/ COLLABORATION
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Do you pursue knowledge and understanding for its own sake? Do you seek to know more and explore new things? Do you ask lots of questions to enable you to deepen your understanding. Are you confident in the value of your interests?
/ CURIOSITY
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Are you true to your own belief and are you honest with yourself? Do you feel that you have a strong moral compass?
/ INTEGRITY
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Are you audacious and do you take risks to explore new experiences? Do you challenge yourself to do things you find difficult? Are you willing to try new things or do you prefer to stick to the orthodox? Are you resourceful in unfamiliar circumstances?
/ RISK-TAKING
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Do you feel that you take responsibility for yourself? Are you self motivated?
/ INDEPENDENCE
MALVERN MINUTES IN SWITZERLAND