At Malvern College, a pupil’s education is not limited to the academic curriculum. Out of class, the College has much to offer, and there are many opportunities to try new things. This counter-balance is known as the Co-curriculum.

The principles underlying the Co-curriculum are twofold:

  • to encourage a balance between creativity, action and service
  • to encourage pupils to engage in new experiences.

In each year of the Lower School, a pupil is expected to complete a minimum of 60 hours, usually distributed evenly amongst creativity, action and service.

The aims are to help pupils to develop:

  • a willingness to inquire and an enjoyment of discovery
  • autonomy and self-reliance
  • an appreciation of their own and others’ talents
  • knowledge, skills and understanding
  • an awareness of the wider community.

Co-Curricular Activities

Co-Curricular Activities are divided into three categories: Creative, Action and Service.


Art, Ballroom Dancing, Bridge, CAD, Chamber Choir, Chamber Music, Chamber Orchestra, Chess Club, Chapel Choir, Concert Band, Cookery, Debating, Drama, Green Power Challenge, Jazz Band, Jewellery-making, Life Class, Literary Society, Orchestra, Origami, Speech and Drama, Spotlight, Technical Theatre, Technology, Textiles and Fashion, Wheeler-Bennett Society, Young Engineers' Scheme.


Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Climbing, Cricket, Croquet, Cross Country, Fencing, Fives, Football, Golf, Gym, Hockey, Horseriding, Karate, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Outdoor Pursuits, Polo, Rackets, Rugby, Shooting, Squash, Swimming, Trampolining, Zumba.


Combined Cadet Force, Community Service, School Council.

On Tuesday afternoons, pupils are able to explore a range of volunteering options as a counterpoint to the CCF. We run reading schemes and after-school language clubs in several local primary schools, there are recycling projects based in the Houses, some pupils help with theatre management, there is a dog-walking service, a number of pupils visit local rest homes for the elderly, and we also help to staff several charity shops in town.