At Delves Lane Primary School, we recognise the great importance of learning to swim and the impact this can have on children’s lives. Swimming is a fun part of the National Curriculum and raising the attainment of our pupils in swimming is a school priority.
Our swimming program is for Year 6 pupils to attend lessons in Autumn, Year 3 pupils to attend lessons in Spring and Year 5 pupils to attend lessons in the Summer.
As part of this program the children in Year 6 also have the opportunity to take part in an intra-school House Cup Swimming Event where children compete to earn points for their House Team. Follow the link below to find out more about this event…
To support our swimming program, we use Sports Premium funding to provide swimming kits and swimming equipment such as goggles. We have also used this funding to train members of staff to support children in the water by undertaking the ASA National Curriculum Training Programme for Swimming Module 1 & Module 2.
All children are now expected to achieve the government set standards for swimming by the end of primary school. These standards state that all children should be able to swim 25 metres competently, confidently and proficiently using a range of strokes and should be able to perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
Children Reaching Expected Standard:
|Year||2018 - 2019||2019 - 2020|
|Can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over at least 25 metres.||36/48 75%||24/31 77%|
|Can use a range of strokes.||41/48 85%||28/31 90%|
|Can perform a self-rescue in different water-based situations.||38/48 79%||26/31 83%|