As part of the National Curriculum 2014, 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
Currently at Brackenwood Juniors, our Year 5 and Year 6 children attend a two-week block course of swimming at different times in the year.
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 (2022) Swimming performance:
- 83% achieved NC
- 92% achieved 25m
- 83% achieved Range of Strokes
- 88% achieved Self Rescue