Sports Grant

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety

Swimming Proficiency

Some school funding, including Sports Premium, has been used in the past to support maintaining the school swimming pool.  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.  


Our core offer for swimming is that all of our Year 5 pupils go swimming at least four days a week for four weeks of the summer term.  The Sports Premium is used to enable all pupils to swim four times a week while the pool is open in the summer term. This would usually enable Y6 to achieve the expected level by the time they leave our school, this year however two Y6 pupils were unable to swim while the pool was open.

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?