The National Curriculum requires that schools:
..... provide swimming instruction either in KS1 or KS2.
In particular, pupils should be taught to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m;
- use a range of strokes effectively, e.g. front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke;
perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
The school has a weekly swimming session at Devizes Leisure Centre for half of the year.
In 2017/18 Years 3, 4 and 5 will be swimming for Terms 2, 3 and 4.
The cost of the swimming instructors, the lifeguard and the hire of the pool are funded by the school but we do ask parents for a voluntary donation of £1.50 which goes towards the cost of transport to the pool.