As part of PE within Upper Key Stage 2, children take part in weekly swimming lessons held at Heworth Leisure Centre. Children begin swimming in January within year 5 and continue for a calendar year, ending in December when they are in year 6.
Statistics for 2017 year 5/6
42 out of 43 (98%) year 6 pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m.
35 year 6 pupils (84%) could use a range of strokes (for example, front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke) when they completed swimming lessons.
35 year 6 pupils (84%) could perform a safe self-rescue in different water based situations when they completed swimming lessons.
As a school we have decided not to choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming.