The National Curriculum states that ‘Children should be able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, using a range of strokes effectively and perform a safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.’
|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 meters?||
53% were able to swim at end of the academic year.
26 children thats 47% gained the Beginners certificate (5 m award)
9 children that is 5% children gained the Learners Certificate (10 m award)
0% were able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 meters
|What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke)?||9 children were able to swim demonstrating each stroke but this year group was effected by the COVID lockdown in Spring Term.|
|What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?||28 chidlren could perform self rescue effectively.|
Please ensure that your child brings their swimming costume, a towel and a coat into school each day they are swimming. Please note that for safety reasons it is the LEA’s policy that boys must wear swimming shorts at least 15 cm (6 inches) above the knee. Knee length Bermuda shorts are not allowed. Girls must wear a one-piece swimming costume. No jewellery may be worn.
In the event of your child being unable to swim, a written letter of explanation will be needed.