Training for athletics takes place three times a week for both boys and girls in the Summer term games programme.
Two sessions take place at the excellent University facilities at Iffley Road and the third on our grass track at school. Specialist coaches are employed to complement a strong team of coaches from the Common Room and the School enters all the City athletics championships and the English Schools’ Track & Field competitions. We also regularly attend inter-school meets at Radley, Harrow and Marlborough, and take part in the Achilles Schools Relays. On occasion, our athletes achieve English Schools’ qualifying standards and attend the National School Finals; in recent years, Ryan Savage has been selected for hurdles and James Chainey and Freddie Boyce for shot putt.
Athletics provides a great opportunity for boys and girls in different years to train together and is becoming an increasingly popular option for those not fully involved in our major team games in the summer (Cricket, Girls’ Tennis and Rowing).