Swimming is a compulsory part of the National Curriculum swimming.jpgand just as important as subjects like English or maths.  All children should be able to swim 25 metres by the end of Year 6.  The ability to swim is an important life skill – it is a great way to exercise and keep fit – and it can be a life saver!

Generally speaking, if children are well enough to come to school, they are well enough to swim. Some children are nervous about swimming and may say they feel “unwell”, but the best way to overcome this nervousness is to learn to swim!  Unless we have a letter from a parent or carer, the children will be given swimwear and taken to their lesson. If there is a long term medical condition that prevents your child from swimming, we must have a doctor’s note to confirm this.

Please help us by encouraging your child and making sure they have their own swimwear, goggles and a towel each week.

We are always short of volunteers to walk down to Southfields with us so why not take the opportunity to come along and see how your child is doing!

Thanks for your help and support.