Participation is at the root of all our sport, so that children can enjoy it and achieve their full potential. With this in mind, sports coaches at The Downs Malvern are careful to make every child feel valued when participating and to help those who can be pushed to the peak of their potential. We foster the interaction of children in groups and in team situations, encouraging co-operation, competition and tolerance, while at the same time promoting self-respect and respect for others.

The P.E. curriculum ensures a healthy physical development for each child as we encourage them to take an interest in their own physical well-being and development through a broad and balanced P.E. and Games programme. We also aim to ensure that enjoyment is a central element in sporting activities through variety, progression and self-interest.

Winter sports include rugby, hockey, netball, football and cross-country, whilst in the Summer, cricket, rounders, tennis and athletics make up the Games programme. Children are also encouraged to take part in sporting activities outside of school.


In addition to our large Sports Hall, our extensive games fields, astroturf pitch and netball and tennis courts all provide the necessary facilities to allow us to compete at a high level with independent schools locally and at county and national levels. Children also have frequent opportunities to make use of Malvern College’s Sports Complex, tournament-quality rackets courts and indoor pool.

Head of Sport - Michael StrongContact

(Cross-country photo: DE Photo Worcester)