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Brackenwood Junior School

Swimming Provision

Swimming at Calday Baths

Calday Pool is a registered charity (Charity No. 1056069) formed in September 1996, by a group of Pool Users, to take over the running of the pool after the Local Authority’s decision not to renew its lease. The pool is now on a long term lease to the Trust from Calday Grange Grammar School. The pool is hired out to numerous groups and clubs from the local area for various activities as well as being used for primary school sessions. At Brackenwood Junior School, we use Calday Baths to deliver the National Curriculum swimming requirements for our pupils. At Brackenwood Junior School, pupils participate in swimming lessons in one-week blocks during Year 4. Those who have not met the requirements have another opportunity to take a one-week block of lessons in Year 6 before transitioning to high school.

Swimming and water safety

All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.

In particular, pupils should be taught to:

·        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].

·        perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Since 2017, schools have been required to publish how many Year 6 pupils have met the National Curriculum, requirements relating to swimming and water safety.

Overall Year 6 (2023 ‚Äď 2024) Swimming Performance:

81% Achieved NC

81% Achieved 25m

82% Achieved a range of Strokes

81% Achieved Self Rescue