Athletics is offered at York High School in the first and fourth terms.Weekly practices take place on Mondays and Wednesdays on the main campus. A variety of field and track events are coached on these days.The season starts with the whole school participating in mass in the annual Heats. The four houses (Lancaster, Tudor, Stuart and Windsor) have internal competition to select their best athletes for the following Interhouse meeting. Interhouse Athletics is held a week after the Heats and involves the whole school again. The different houses are led by their House- and Athletics captains to the athletics track where the event will be taking place. The athletes are loudly supported throughout the day by their houses. At the end of the meeting the top performers, house with the best spirit and winning house are rewarded with a trophy.The top athletes then get a chance to compete at the Regional athletics meeting held in George. The top four athletes of each event are allowed to go to the SWD-trials held in Oudtshoorn. Here athletes need to perform at a certain level to be chosen for the team that then goes to the Western Cape Championships.