Swimming is not only a vital life skill, it is also a compulsory part of the National Curriculum.
All children by the end of Key Stage 2 should be able to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
We have increased the amount of time dedicated to the school swimming programme this year. All Year 4 children will swim an hour a day for two weeks and in Year 5 all children swim an hour a day for one week. In Year 6, children who have not reached the National Curriculum standard will receive another 5 hours of swimming.
Swimming dates 2022 -2023 - dates to be confirmed
Swimming 2021 - 2022
83% of the Year 6 cohort reached the required National Curriculum standard.
Swimming 2020 – 2021
100% of the Year 6 cohort reached the required National Curriculum standard. Emphasis will be placed upon children in Year 5 as they missed their lessons in Year 4 due to the pandemic.
Swimming statistics for 2019 - 2020
100% - All children in Year 6 have reached the required National Curriculum standard
100% - All children in Year 5 have reached the required National Curriculum standard