After School Clubs

The school offers a wide range of after school activities and wraparound care from 7.30am to 6.00pm. Boys are actively encouraged to take part in the range of activities on offer which include the following clubs.

Bookings for clubs are made online and further details can be obtained from the Extra-Curricular Coordinator (clubs@themallschool.org.uk).

Film-making and animation

This club is available to boys in Year 4 and above, and provides an introduction to the basic skills of stop motion animation. Working with Plasticine and Lego, the boys use laptops and cameras to create short animation clips which are developed further by adding sound, graphics, transitions and other effects.

Richmond Junior chess

This long-standing club is open to boys of all abilities from Year 2 upwards. It offers  boys the chance to master and develop their game, with a structured mixture of teaching and playing. including the opportunity to play in tournaments and achieve badges.

Richmond Knights basketball

Richmond Knights run a very successful basketball club for boys from Year 4 and above. Boys learn skills, tactics and compete in matches against other local prep schools and basketball tournaments.

M:Tech music

The M:Tech course is for Year 3 and above and is designed to help children understand, appreciate and above all enjoy composing music using the latest technologies. As children progress through the grades they will explore all of the music theory necessary to become confident listeners, performers and composers.

Bu’sen judo

Boys from Year 1 and above are taught judo under the guidance of the Bu’sen judo school. The form of judo practised by the club is Kyo Shin Do, which lays great emphasis on safety, discipline and the building of confidence.

Dragon drama

Dragon Drama is a long established improvisation theatre company, which provide workshops that combine magic, music, and storytelling with fun improvisation. This is available for Year 1 and above.

Kiddy cook

The aim of this club is to introduce boys to cooking through the preparation of simple healthy and tasty dishes. This is available for Year 1 and above.

England Sports Group tennis

England Sports Group’s primary focus is on coaching children and giving them the best possible environment to succeed and be happy. Hosting a tennis club for boys from Year 1 and above, they are committed to the individual development of each child, and their goal is simple – to help children realise their potential in life.

Mother Nature science

Our term time after school sessions available for Year 2 and 3 help children to better to understand the world around them. We explore a wide variety of scientific topics across chemistry, biology and physics which are linked to the National Curriculum and supplement STEM primary learning. Parents also receive a topic sheet after every session telling them what their child has done and other experiment to continue the science at home. Our sessions are designed to inspire children of all abilities to have a love of science both in and out of school.

Military themed fitness

Boys of all abilities in Year 5 and above take part in inclusive military themed fitness sessions focusing on team-building, fitness, military skills and of course fun. The trainer spent 5 years in the Royal Military Police as a physical training instructor, and 7 years as a Head of Year (Pastoral) in a secondary school in west London.

Patterson Penguins swimming

Learning to swim with Patterson’s Penguins is fun for all ages and swimming abilities and a great way of getting fit and healthy.

Music theory

Boys in Years 3 and above have an opportunity to learn music theory, alongside their instrumental lessons. Boys are able to take theory exams from Grade 1 upwards.

Brentford FC futsal

Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided version of football available for Year 4 and above. One of the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust UEFA B Licenced Futsal coaches delivers futsal specific sessions that aim to improve the fundamental techniques, skills and tactics required to play the game.

Beyond the classroom