Thorney Close Primary School

Thorney Close Primary School

“Where Learning Blossoms”

Swimming Report

Swimming is an important skill and can encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. In accordance with the National Curriculum, schools must provide swimming instruction either in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2.

The programme of study for PE sets out the expectation that pupils should be taught 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

Swimming Data 2018-19

Number of children who can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres Number of children who can use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] Number of children who can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

Number of children in cohort

= 38

34 children 

89%

27 children 

71%

30 children 

79%

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?

Yes, Thorney Close Primary School has used the primary PE and sport premium to provide additional provision for swimming which is above the national curriculum requirements.  

2019-20 Swimming in School

Year Group

Number of children who can currently swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres - Data to be updated throughout the year

Number of children who can currently use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]  - Data to be updated throughout the year Number of children who can currently perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations - Data to be updated throughout the year
6 Will be swimming in Spring Term
5 62% 52% Not yet tested
4 68% 63% Not yet tested
4 Will be swimming in Spring Term

 Further Information

Please click on the links below for further information and guidance.

 Curriculum Swimming and Water Safety - a guide for parents

Curriculum Swimming and Water Safety - a guide for primary schools

Learn to Swim Stages 1-7 Outcomes

Guide for Swimming Teachers