As a traditional sport, Athletics understandably occupies a healthy share of PE curriculum time. Alongside cricket, Athletics is a popular summer sport. With a range of facilities available to pupils, Red House has an enviable record of team and individual success. Individual athletes regularly achieve distinction at regional and national levels.

Aided by experienced sports teachers, pupils are encouraged to develop skills in their particular event and demonstrate such talents at athletics meets.

During the summer term, pupils compete in regular athletics meets against other local schools. Red House also has close links to local athletics clubs. Red House participates in many events against other independent schools, as well as hosting an annual U13 Prep. School Invitation Championship at Middlesbrough Sports Village.

Red House encourages individuals to grow socially and work as part of a team.