You might have spotted this headline recently: Action urged to teach children to swim. The story’s about a sizeable proportion of primary children leaving school not being able to swim 25m – the expected level:
Almost a third of 11-year-olds in England leave primary school unable to swim, a representative sample of 1,000 parents of Year 6 pupils suggests.
And two-thirds of the parents, surveyed for Swim England, feared their child could not save themselves in water.
Not so at Scholes! We have 98% of children in Year 4 achieving the National Curriculum standard of swimming 25 metres this year! Only one child did not meet the standard and we plan to arrange some 1:1 sessions with our swimming coach for this pupil.