Sports Day

Last updated: 20/07/2019

Since the year 2000, our annual Athletics Sports Day for Years 7–9 takes place at the John Charles Centre for Sport (formerly called the South Leeds Stadium). Almost 600 of our pupils compete in 11 different athletics events. 

It is a highlight of the school year, a wonderful celebration of sport, incorporating both inclusion (98% involvement) and excellence, with school records broken every year.

As ever, parents and carers are very welcome to attend our Sports Day and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible this year.

Date of the next Sports Day:


“Sports day 2017 will be remembered for its whole school approach with students and staff coming together to produce a festival of sport supporting and competing in an amazing spirit. An array of sporting talent was a joy to behold and seeing a long standing school 800m record being broken was breathtaking. Bring on 2018! “
— Mr C Thornton, Faculty Leader of PE and Sport

Sports Day News Stories

Winning Forms 2003–19

Year Y7 Y8 Y9
2003 Dickenson* Gwyn Postgate
2004 Wharton Gwyn Gwyn
2005 Postgate Gwyn Dickenson
2006 Sherwin Postgate Fisher
2007 Clitherow** - -
2008 More Clitherow Fisher
2009 More More Postgate
2010 Gwyn Fisher Fisher
2011 Clitherow Gwyn More
2012 More Clitherow Gwyn
2013 Fisher More Fisher
2014 Postgate Dickenson More
2015 Postgate Postgate Dickenson
2016 Clitherow Fisher Postgate
2017 Wharton Clitherow Fisher
2018 More Postgate Clitherow
2019 Wharton Postgate Postgate
  • The most successful form since 2003 is Postgate, winning 11 Year titles.

  • No form has ever won Y7, Y8 and Y9 in the same year.

  • Forms who won sports day all three times they entered it:

    • Gwyn, who were Y7 in 2010

    • More who were Y7 in 2012

    • Postgate who were Y7 in 2014

    • Clitherow who were Y7 in 2016

* In 2003, Dickenson and Fisher were tied to win Year 7
** In 2007 only Year 7 did a Sports Day and it was held at school.

Year Titles Form
11 Postgate
9 Fisher
8 More
7 Gwyn
7 Clitherow
4 Dickenson
3 Wharton
1 Sherwin

St. Mary’s Menston Athletics Records

  • The longest standing records were set in 1981:

    • Y7 Girls' Shot Putt J Foster 7.87m 1981

    • Y9 Girls' Shot Putt C Thompson 8.83m 1981

  • Sophia Hall holds the most individual records (4), setting them between 2004–6

  • The fastest 100m across all year groups, 11.69 seconds was set in 2013 by Joe Gardner, a Year 7 boy

Note: Records before 2000 were established on the school 300m grass track

St. Mary's Menston Athletics Records (updated 2019) (PDF)

Number of records broken per year

Photos Collection

As part of our school's ongoing photos and memories project, an online gallery of Sports Day photographs has been created.

Sports Day

St. Mary's Menston Sports Day photos gallery (2,600 photos)

Sports Day photo galleries by year: