Primary School

Learning, achieving, working together


Swimming Proficiency


Some school funding, including Sports Premium, has been used in the past to support transport costs to get pupils to swimming lessons.  We see it is vitally important that as many pupils as possible are able to swim by the time they leave us; it is a life skill and one which could prove to save lives in the future.  


All of our Year 5 pupils go swimming throughout the year.  They are joined in the Autumn term by Year 6 pupils who did not achieve the National Curriculum requirements previously.  In the summer term, they are joined by Year 4 pupils who have no or little water skill.  This enables most pupils to achieve the expected level by the time they leave our school. 


Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?


Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?

No - this could, however, be a consideration in future.