When your children come to Malvern, they begin a journey aimed at developing certain character traits which we believe are important to their continued success in life, beyond school. These require definition and regular discussion. We do not say that the Malvern Qualities are the only ones which should be inculcated in young people, but we have noticed that our pupils benefit, to an unusual degree, from the focus placed on them here. Spurred on by the qualities, they become sophisticated thinkers with a realistic approach to their own talents and abilities, they develop the capacity to see themselves as others see them and their interpersonal skills are boosted. Malvernians strive for success, but can cope with setbacks, they are confident, but not arrogant and they see learning as a lifelong experience. They are optimistic about the future.
The Malvern Qualities have a circular dimension inasmuch as each impacts upon several others and they are not listed in any specific order: ambition, risk-taking, resilience, self-awareness, open-mindedness, kindness, collaboration, curiosity, independence, humility and integrity are qualities we try to imbue in your children at Malvern.