Chis and Sid has a very proud Athletics tradition within which both established athletes and newcomers are welcome to develop and hone their talents.
The School grounds include one of the most well maintained grass field tracks in the Borough and students throughout Key Stages 3 and 4 will have Athletics based lessons as part of the House Points Awards system as well as within a Maximal Performance unit of work.
The School enters Bexley District Competitions for both Cross country and Track and Field where pupils can progress to Kent Schools as well as gain selection to represent Bexley at the London Youth Games. In addition the School enters the prestigious English Schools’ Athletics Association Track and Field Cup and Cross Country Cup with regular representation at Round 2 Regional Finals. The School hosts a wide proportion of the Borough’s top talent but the focus of the Athletics programme is largely based around building a sporting community whereby we can all aspire to achieve our own personal best performance. This is highlighted in our Annual Sports Day where Track and Field Athletics shares the stage with House Pride in a showcase of unity and inclusion within Chis and Sid.
Athletics is a core component of the PE curriculum with extra-curricular training for Cross Country on Wednesday lunch times during the Autumn term which builds up towards the House Cross Country Championships. Extra-curricular training for Track and Field begins in the Spring term with regular Tuesday and Thursday lunch time sessions for throws and jumps with both track and field events available for practice on Thursdays after school until 4:30pm.