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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.