Athletics is taught as part of the PE and Games curriculum both on campus and at the Tavistock athletics track.
Pupils get the opportunity to try the whole range of track and field events and are given the opportunity to specialise in areas in which they flourish, or simply enjoy.
In Year 9 and above, pupils can test themselves at local trials. There is a set structure which representative athletics follows. The best local athletes are selected to run for West Devon at the county meeting, which in turn can lead to Devon selection at the South West and English Schools’ championships. At Mount Kelly we give our athletes the opportunity to compete, supporting them at every stage of this process, and the school has enjoyed some great recent success including coaching multiple County and Regional Champions. Pupils regularly go on to the Nationals Schools Athletics Finals at both Prep and College level.