Established in 1925, the English Schools’ Athletic Association is dedicated to promoting the enjoyment of athletics in schools. Schools compete in both Cross Country and Track & Field  through a schools cup and there is a national Championships where atheltes can represent their County.

To qualify for the Track & Field English Schools Championships you need to firstly meet the English Schools (ES) standard in your event and then be selected by your County (ofeten this is achieved through the Oxfordshire Schools Championship).

The age limits for ESAA Cross Country Championships, Track & Field Championships, and Combined Events Championships are:

  • Junior             13 years and under 15 years of age on 31st August at the end of the current school year
  • Intermediate   15 years and under 17 years of age on 31st August at the end of the current school year
  • Senior            17 years and under 19 years of age on 31st August at the end of the current school year

The age limits for ESAA Schools Cup competitions are:

  • Junior             12 years and under 14 years of age on 31st August at the end of the current school year
  • Intermediate   14 years and under 16 years of age on 31st August at the end of the current school year

The English Schools latest standards are found here ESSA Standards 2017