Cross Country season is in the Spring term. Students are able to enter the National Schools competition by entering and qualifying in the District, County and Regional rounds.


Students train throughout the games programme for an hour and a half, twice a week.

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays are for a mixture of abilities taking part in a varied range of fitness, skill and technical sessions
  • Access to the Performance Programme sessions


Competitions and races take place during Spring term.

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We are supporters of Taunton Athletics Club based locally at the Castle Track. We have a number of athletes that have performed at elite or national level.

Head of Cross Country – Mr Frank Tickner

Mr Frank Tickner runs both the Cross Country and Athletics at Taunton School having formerly been English and British Cross Country Champion and Captain of the Great Britain Cross Country Team. Frank has represented Great Britain in multiple international cross-country caps, having experience of running in both the European and World Championships. He has also represented Great Britain on the Athletics track in the 3000m, 5000m and Steeplechase