Swimming is part of the Key Stage 2 curriculum and is therefore a compulsory part of your child's education. It is always helpful if your child is confident in water for their own safety. By the end of Key Stage 2 the standard of swimming 25 metres is a minimum, not a maximum requirement. A pupil who can just swim 25 metres will still be exposed to danger in water in the wrong circumstances. Pupils should be encouraged to practice their swimming in order to build upon the basic skills and make them a more competent swimmer.

Every year group goes swimming during the summer term at Netherhall Pool, we provide approximately 10 sessions each year. This year as part of our healthy life-style challenge, everyone is walking to and from the pool. Top up swimming sessions are provided for children who are predicted to not meet the standard requirement.

The table below is a prediction of how many children will achieve the swimming standards.