Head of Athletics: Mrs Hannah Marchant
Athletics at Bancroft’s takes place in the summer term, usually at either West Grove, on our grass track, or the all-weather track at Ashton Playing Fields in Woodford Bridge. We also have cross country events running throughout the autumn and spring terms, including inter house cross country which takes place in Epping Forest, as well as taking part in local cross country leagues and events.
All pupils, both boys and girls, have access to Athletics within PE lessons, with girls participating in some events on our home ground at West Grove in their games afternoons. An increasing number of boys are also taking up the opportunity to practice their athletic prowess during games afternoons. Both girls and boys participate in the full range of events.
We have fixtures against local schools at the weekends with some mid-week and after school fixtures, for both boys and girls and more recently we have started to compete at the Lee Valley Indoor Schools Cup.
We also participate in the English Schools Track and Field Cup, and the Redbridge and Essex Championships. We have had some great successes over the past few years, with our junior and inter girls’ teams making Regional Finals in the Track and Field cup for the past five years, and our boys teams’ coming second at Redbridge District Championships.