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Enrichment and afterschool

Enrichment and afterschool


Enrichment and afterschool

Extra-curricular activities are an essential and integral part of your daughter's education.

Each girl at MSJ Preparatory Department benefits from a balance of academic, artistic, physical and recreational activities which will help her develop her confidence and self-esteem.

Afterschool Club is run by a team of dedicated and qualified After School Play Leaders from 3.10pm onwards for the benefit of parents who cannot collect their children when school finishes. Pupils in Years 3 - 6 who remain in school after lessons have finished for the day will automatically attend either Afterschool Club or any activities, including prep. Pupils in the Pre-Prep Department may choose to attend an activity, otherwise will automatically be sent to the After School Club if parents do not collect them.

Pupils remaining on school premises after 6.00pm will be escorted to Batsford Boarding House where facilities are available for pupils to relax or complete prep should they wish to.

At weekends there is a busy and varied programme of matches, activities and outdoor pursuits.



There are many opportunities for Preparatory Department Pupils to participate in the musical life of the school. Top quality inspired teaching encourages every child to experiment and explore their talents within the practical and theoretical facets of music; making use of our extensive facilities and instruments, ranging from classical to cultural.

The opportunities to display this talent are numerous and include regular lunchtime concerts which parents are welcome to attend; talent contests and Inter-Ship Competitions; Preparatory Department Productions and Concerts. In addition to this, many of our pupils have the opportunity to play or sing in assemblies and end of term services.

Team Sports

As well as the large variety of team sports games covered in lessons; Malvern St James Preparatory Department takes part in a variety of team sports competitions both locally and regionally.

Many of these competitions are for Netball and Rounders. However we also have developing teams for both Hockey and Swimming.

The ethos in the school is one of commitment, effort and persistence. Therefore, any pupil who participates in regular team practices will have the opportunity to play in matches.Every pupil at Malvern St James is given the opportunity to participate in a variety of residential and non-residential activities. These events often include many team building activities and provide the girls with the opportunity to experience something they may never have done otherwise.

School Production

Every Christmas the Preparatory Department writes, produces and performs a pantomime or show. Every pupil takes part, from Reception to Year 6.

Girls are involved in all aspects of the performance from: writing, lighting, scenery and costume. Previous shows have included:

  • Panto Pandemonium
  • Robin Hood
  • Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Peter Pan

Trips and outdoor education

Regular visits include:

  • Year 3 & 4 Residential Trip to Llangorse Rope & Riding Centre
  • Year 5 & 6 Residential Trip to Manor Adventures, Shropshire
  • Year 5 & 6 Residential Trip to France
  • Cycling Proficiency
  • Years 3 – 6 Smite Farm

In addition to the above, we ensure that in curriculum lessons with any relevance to the outdoors, pupils have an opportunity to experience this. Therefore, other outdoor activities have included:

  • Local Field Data Collection for Geography
  • Visits to locations with geographical relevance to the curriculum
  • Visits to historical locations with relevance to the curriculum
  • Pupils have re-enacted various historical battles and scenes
  • Scientific visits to 'think-tank' Birmingham