The Board of Governors, College Staff and Parents have established an integrated, co-educational, allability college based on the following principles:

The College exists to educate together approximately 700 11–18 year olds from Protestant and Roman Catholic traditions, as well as those of other faiths and none. 

Malone College is committed to maintaining a balance between Protestant and Roman Catholic children and to ensuring that this balance is also reflected in the teaching staff and governors. The Religious Education Programme and spiritual life of the college encourages children to reach maturity in their own faiths, as well as introducing them to the ideas, beliefs and practices of other religions and philosophies.

Children of all abilities are welcomed at Malone College and are given the opportunity to reach their full potential. Through the curriculum and the extracurricular life of the college, students participate in an outstanding educational experience that facilitates their all-round development, enabling them to play an active role in society when they leave the College as young adults. The sixth form also reflects the all-ability nature of the College and offers traditional A-levels as well as Applied A-levels. Malone College is committed to developing confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline in all students.

There are high expectations of all students and the College has a caring environment where pupils are encouraged to identify and work through their problems or difficulties. Discrimination, on any grounds, is not tolerated at Malone College. The utmost care is taken to ensure that all students are treated fairly and equally and to ensure that there is no discrimination based on gender, religion, social background or ability.

Parents are encouraged to participate in the life of the College as active partners in the educational process. Meaningful parental involvement is central to the success of integrated education and the College will continue to be most effective in terms of academic learning, behaviour and personal development if it works closely with its parents. Malone College values childhood and youth. Our students are involved in the decision making process. There is an active Students’ Council consisting of representatives from each year group.