AthleticsSt Mary’s School fields teams at all age groups in Athletics. Within the timetabled lessons girls are introduced to the different events and learn the basic skills. Each individual then has the opportunity to develop their skills further in selected events in team practice sessions; these take place in the lunchtime as well as in extra training sessions after school. 
Athletics matches take place against local schools throughout the summer term. As well as these fixtures we enter the ESSA Track and Field Cup and selected girls attend North Wiltshire trials for possible selection for County competition. In recent years we have regularly had between 12 and 15 girls from St Mary’s competing at the County Championships. A number of these have become County Champions or Runners Up and have had the opportunity of going forward to represent the County at the South West Championships.

Selected girls have also taken part in the County Pentathlon Competition. St Mary’s has been particularly successful in these championships regularly finishing as the winning team in the junior age group. Individual athletes have also been placed highly and have gone on to represent the County at South West and National level.