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At Sandy Lane Primary School, our Year 5 pupils attend swimming lessons for half of the year. They are taken by bus to the local swimming pool accompanied by a member of Year 5 teaching staff and Learning Support Assistants.

It is the school’s expectation that children will meet the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, using a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

For the 2017 to 2018 academic year, there is a new condition requiring schools to publish how many pupils within their year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirements.

During 2017-2018 (45) children have attended swimming lessons from our Year 5 cohort.

Category Number of Children

Number Year 5 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement in 2018-2019


39/45 pupils or 87% of children meet the National Curriculum Requirement.


6 children or 13% do not meet the requirement




Number Year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement in 2019-2020



Pupils were unable to complete their swimming due to COVID 19