Athletics has a strong tradition at King Edward’s School, with individual athletes achieving distinction at county and national levels. The school’s international-standard athletics track, comprises a 400-metre, eight-lane floodlit tartan track, with the full range of facilities for throws and jumps, including the pole-vault. This provides an excellent training and performance facility for athletes of all abilities.
The Senior, Intermediate and Junior teams participate in Saturday afternoon fixtures against schools across the Midlands, with considerable success. Wednesday afternoon fixtures take place against local schools, including the Foundation Schools matches.
In addition, House Athletics competitions provide the opportunity for hundreds of boys to compete in the full range of events and win points for their House. These culminate in the Athletics Sports Day on the last Saturday of the summer term.