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 involves Year 6 pupils to attending lessons in Autumn, Year 3 pupils attending lessons in Spring and Year 5 pupils attending lessons in the Summer.
As part of this program the children in Year 6 may 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 have used 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||2020 - 2021||2020 - 2021|
|Can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over at least 25 metres.||36/48 |
|Can use a range of strokes.||41/48 |
|Can perform a self-rescue in different water-based situations.||38/48 |
*Due to the global pandemic experienced during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years, swimming data is not available for the 2020-21 cohort. These pupils attended introductory swimming sessions during Year 3 but were unable to swim in either Year 5 of Year 6 due to pool closures.