Athletics plays a major role in the Summer Term at The Downs Malvern, culminating in the school hosting the prestigious Mercia Prep Schools’ Championships at Stourport. 

Athletics in our P.E. programme is complimented with an additional training opportunity for those children who are interested in honing their techniques at a weekly athletics club. Staff are very keen to help the boys and girls improve their performances as well as achieve success in inter-school competitions.


The teams enter the District, County and National IAPS competitions for our more competitive athletes, whilst all of the children represent their respective Houses in the annual inter-house Sports Day. The school has produced a number of County champions in a range of different events over the past few years, and several athletes have gone on to qualify for the National Prep Schools’ Championships held at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium.

Sports Day always proves to be a very exciting whole school event, and a fantastic way to complete our sporting year at the school. All of the children are encouraged to participate in at least two different events, each doing their bit to gain vital points for their respective houses. Cadbury are the current champions.