Athletics has a long history within Gresham’s. It is offered in the Summer term, although cross country runs throughout the Michaelmas and Lent terms.

All third and fourth year girls take part in athletics at least once a week with team members training twice or three times per week. Each summer there are also some twenty-five girls in the fifth and sixth form who choose to do athletics. Boys who do not play cricket or excel in a particular area of athletics are able to choose to join the athletics squad. Gresham’s field a team in each of the AAA age groups and have block fixtures against other schools within the region.

Gresham’s Prep School produce some first class athletes with many winning Gold medals at the National Prep Schools’ Championships each year and the Senior School therefore inherits some fine athletes, many of whom go on to represent Norfolk, East Schools and some achieving selection for the National Schools’ Championships at senior level.