The Elms Malvern, Worcestershire
The Elms
160 pupils, ages 3-13
Day and Boarding

The Elms

We’ve visited hundreds of country preps over the years, and every one is a joy in its own way. But The Elms is truly special and never fails to impress us with its super-polite pupils who sprint ahead to open doors, the stunning setting on the edge of the Malvern Hills and the (sometimes gently bonkers) celebration of all that is best about childhood. (The extraordinarily high standard of cake doesn’t hurt either.) A mother once described The Elms to us as ‘just the best school on the planet’ – we have to agree....
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  • Senior school destinations

  • Scholarships for senior schools

    Scholarships 2020

    Academic3Shrewsbury School and Hereford Cathedral School
    Music1 Cheltenham College
    Drama1 R.G.S. Worcester
    Sport6 Cheltenham College, Malvern College, Sedbergh School and R.G.S. Worcester
    Art1 St Mary's, Calne
    All Rounder1 Shrewsbury School

  • Fees and bursaries

    Day fees per term

    Year 1£3,100
    Year 2£3,450
    Year 3£4,350
    Year 4£5,200
    Year 5£5,850
    Year 6£5,850
    Year 7£6,050
    Year 8£6,050
    Boarding fees per term

    Year 1-
    Year 2-
    Year 3-
    Year 4£8,535
    Year 5£8,535
    Year 6£8,535
    Year 7£8,535
    Year 8£8,535

    The Elms offers bursarial support through both its own allocated fund and the Ashby Elms School Trust, with means-tested fee remission available to families who qualify and who complete a full financial review. These awards are reassessed annually and available at the normal points of entry. For further details, see the school’s bursary provision:

    Bursary contact:
    Bursar Mrs Suzy Brandwood
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  • Parents tell us

  • Pupils tell us

School Updates

  • Open Morning - Saturday 29th May

  • Starting senior school: the eight pieces of advice you need to know

  • The changing face of Saturday school

  • The Elms School Launches Exciting New Outreach Project

    Teachers at The Elms School, Colwall, are offering online lessons in maths and English for children who need extra educational support in the Key Stage Two years (years 3-6).
  • WATCH: Reflecting on 2020 at The Elms

  • WATCH: Hear a parent talk about their experience of The Elms

  • WATCH: Talk Education's Country Preps Focus - The Elms

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  • First Class Cricketer In The Making : Bertie Michael

  • WATCH: 10 Questions with Chris Hattam, Headmaster of The Elms

  • Welcome to The Elms: watch here!


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Colwall, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6EF

01684 540344


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