Symondsbury Church of England VA Primary School

The Church of England

Year 6 Swimming data 2021-2022

Swimming at Symondsbury Primary School is extremely important to us. As a life-saving skill we encourage all of our children to achieve the National expectation of 25m unaided swimming. Any children who do not meet this standard are encouraged to be taken for extra lessons by parents.

 As with every subject in school, we start with a range of swimming abilities and therefore devise our program to meet these needs:

  •  Beginners: Build water confidence and buoyancy followed by the introduction of different strokes.
  • Intermediate: Introduce different strokes and the techniques that they need to complete 25m.
  • Developing: Work on their technique, stamina and speed to be more efficient in the pool.

 Our Year 6 pupils worked with instructors at Bridport Leisure Centre, who delivered a high quality swimming teaching programme for our children.  As a result of this, 94% of our children were able to swim at least 25m. Children swim for 30 minutes a week for 10 weeks in a term. All children in the school recieve 10 weeks tuition from Bridport Leisure Centre.  

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety.

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?


11/18 pupils

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?


4/18 pupils

what percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?


15/18 pupils

Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this No