Athletics has a strong tradition at Sevenoaks, and with the excellent six-lane tartan track opened by Dame Kelly Holmes in 2003, athletes are provided with an excellent training and performance facility. Specialist coaching is offered in all the traditional track and field disciplines and all boys and girls are given the opportunity to compete.

Athletics at Sevenoaks is open to all students regardless of age, ability or previous experience, and athletes are encouraged to participate across a range of disciplines.

In order to secure more competitive fixtures against local Kent schools, the girls enjoy midweek meets, with the boys competing on Saturdays with a traditional fixture list against the likes of Eton, Harrow and Tonbridge.

Boys and girls both also compete annually at the Kent Independent Prep Schools competition, the Kent Schools Track and Field Championships, and the Trinity Schools Competition. From these competitions numerous athletes proudly secure their Kent vest and also progress to regional and national levels.

It’s just hard work and grafting. Then anything is possible!

Mo Farah

The school has strong links with Sevenoaks and Tonbridge Athletics Clubs and encourages athletes to join a club in order to widen their experiences with further coaching and competitions.

For each age group, the Summer term concludes with annual sports days where the focus becomes inclusive for athletes to continue to beat school records, as well as contributing points for their tutor group.

Teacher in charge of Boys Athletics: Mr Jamie

Teacher in charge of Girls Athletics: Mrs Cath