At Wheatley CE, we believe that swimming is a very important life skill. One of the most important reasons that pupils should learn to swim is for safety. It is also a great form of physical activity which involves the entire body, strengthening both the heart and lungs. Swimming is a fantastic social activity that allows pupils to have fun and interact with their peers.
We prioritise swimming so Wheatley has joined the Swim England School Swimming and Water Safety Charter to show our dedication to 'Take School Swimming Seriously'. To find out more about Swim England, please click here.
At Wheatley, pupils attend swimming lessons, weekly, at a local swimming pool when they are in Year 3/4. We recognise and give certificates to pupils who have shown improvement in our weekly recognition assembly. Pupils are also invited to bring in certificates gained outside of school, to be celebrated in assembly. We also offer supplementary lessons to Year 5 and 6 children to ensure they have met the required standard for the end of Key Stage 2. We aim for all children to leave our school being able to swim 25m and use safe self-rescue skills in the water.
Swimming data for current Year 6 pupils' level of ability was collected through a combination of parent questionnaires, pupil surveys and assessment data from swimming teachers. In line with DfE requirements, please click below to see statutory data for Year 6 swimming.