We have a genuine investment in childhood where the wellbeing of the child is central to everything we do. We celebrate their diversity and provide a truly inspirational start in life. We provide a tailored experience for every child. The size and nature of our school gives the comfort of an extended family feeling and allows us to enjoy small class sizes. Many staff bring their dogs to school and can be found in the classrooms and running around at break time. This also adds to the warm family feeling in the school.

What is The Elms’ ethos?

Our children are encouraged to aim to be the best they can be and to test themselves. The ‘can do’ attitude is inbuilt in children who are at The Elms. Character is forged in the furnace of failure; our children are not afraid of it as they understand that we learn most when things go wrong. We encourage each other and revel in each other’s joy. We are a rural school, but don’t let this fool you into thinking that we are anything less than aspirational, driven and competitive. Our children are fiercely proud and loyal, be it on the stage, sports field or in the classroom. Our school farm and equine centre help to ensure our children are grounded and rounded. Whilst we deliver a personalised journey the children understand that they are key players in the community and that each of us has a role to play.

Key Aims and Values

Preserving childhood since 1614.

Set in 40 acres with a working farm at the foot of the Malvern Hills

Nurturing children’s talents through an Independent and flexible education.

Consistent academic achievement. Last year, 62% of our children achieved scholarships in all areas on offer, with every pupil being accepted into their chosen senior school.

A deep rooted, stable, family based community whose legacy remains for life. Values, memories and friendships forged for life.

“Pupils’ attitudes towards their learning are extraordinarily positive and supportive; they have an outstanding work ethic and take ownership of their own learning.”

ISI, November 2021