THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM requirements are that by the end of Key Stage 2 (year 6), pupils are expected to be able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.

SCHOOLS FAILING PUPILS

Swimming and water safety should be taken even more seriously due to the ‘astonishing and worrying’ number of children leaving primary school unable to swim. English, mathematics and science are currently the only core subjects on the national curriculum across all key stages. However, Edward Timpson, Former Minister for Children, the MP for Eddisbury in […]

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SWIM ENGLAND hope
every child leaves
primary school set up to
enjoy the water safely for the rest of their lives

POSITIVES FOR SCHOOL SWIMMING

Swim England has welcomed confirmation that PE and School Sport Premium government funding will continue at £320 million for the next academic year. “This is a really positive announcement from the Department for Education and will be a huge help to primary schools up and down the country,” responds Swim England Chief Executive Jane Nickerson. […]

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