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Swimming Outcomes

All children in Year 5 partake in weekly swimming lessons for approximately twenty weeks. The outcomes of these sessions are assessed and recorded below. We also assess their progress in Year 6 to help us ensure children leave our school having had the best opportunity to meet the National Curriculum swimming objectives, which are outlined below.

National Curriculum swimming objectives Percentage of Year 6 cohort who swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres. Percentage of Year 6 cohort who use a range of strokes effectively. Percentage of Year 6 cohort who perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Academic Year 2018/2019




Academic Year 2019/2020

78% 83% 93%

Academic Year 2019/2020

(Attainment impacted by Covid 19 in the academic year in which these children received their swimming. 8/20 sessions were able to take place)

73% 64% N/A as lessons on safe self rescue were cancelled due to Covid 19

Academic Year 2021/2022

(These children received catch up swimming tuition in Year 6 as their Year 5 swimming curriculum was impacted by Covid)

81% 76% 76%

Academic Year 2022/2023

85% 81% 79%

Academic Year 2023/2024

81% 79% 65%
National Data Provided by Swim England for 2018 72% 56% 34%