Swimming

Swimming is an integral part of our curriculum and a skill that our children will have with them for the rest of their lives

We believe swimming is not only a first class form of exercise but it is also a vital life skill and that is why we ensure that children from Year 2 right through to Year 6 have the opportunity to swim during the academic year. This has had a very positive impact on our swimming abilities as 100% of children leaving Year 6 are able to swim the National Government requirement of 25 metres, with many able to swim a lot, lot further! For those children, we run the Rookie Lifeguard scheme which allows the children to learn some alternative water and life saving skills to ensure that everybody, whatever their ability, continue to develop and progress in the pool. In 2012, the government released data showing how poor certain areas of the country were for ensuring children were able to swim. We are extremely proud to point out that our area, South Northamptonshire, came out on top for the entire country where 91% were able to swim 25 metres on leaving primary school. We believe that Nicholas Hawksmoor had a great deal to do with these figures. On a competitive front, in 2013 the children in Year 6 were crowned county champions at the first ever School Games County Final for swimming. The following year was a lot more competitive as we finished as runners up in 2014.

 

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