St Kentigern's

R.C Primary School

Swimming and Water Attainment

Since 1994, swimming and water safety has been a statutory element of the national curriculum for physical education in England.
This means that every 11-year old child should leave primary school with the skills to keep themselves safe while enjoying swimming with friends and family.
At St. Kentigern’s R.C. Primary School every student is given the opportunity to participate in an extensive swimming programme at our local swimming baths to allow them to meet the end of KS2 National Curriculum requirements. We currently offer this opportunity in years 3 and 4.


The three national curriculum outcomes
Swimming is the only sport to be included within the national curriculum physical education
programme of study. All primary schools must provide swimming and water safety lessons
in either Key Stage 1 or 2.


Each pupil is required to be able to do the following:

  •  Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
  •  Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • Use a range of strokes effectively, for example, front crawl, backstroke and
    breaststroke.

St. Kentigern’s Swimming and Water Safety Attainment 2019

 Number in cohort - 59

Number of children who can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25 metres

 

84%   (50 pupils)

 

 Number of children who can use a range of strokes effectively

 

81%    (48 pupils)

 

 Number of children who can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

 

66%   (39 pupils)