All children in Key Stage Two (Years 3 to 6) have the opportunity to take part in a programme of swimming lessons to enable them to meet the end of Key Stage Two National Curriculum requirements as part of the Physical Education Programme of Study.
We are fortunate to have New Barnet Leisure Centre a short walk from school. The children are fully supervised by school staff during ‘school only’ swimming lessons (the pool is closed to the public at this time). In September 2019 the swimming sessions will relocate to the new pool Victoria Park Recreation Ground
Our aim (by the end of Year 6) is for as many children as possible to be able to:
Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
Use a range of strokes effectively
Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
Impact of Swimming Lessons – 2018/2019 cohort
84% of 31 pupils in the 2018/19 Year 6 cohort met the above criteria, of the remainder, all could swim but did not satisfy every criterion.