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We currently take all Key Stage 2 children swimming for two half term blocks each year. Swimming is an essential part our our P.E. curriculum at Palmarsh and we aim to get every child swimming over a 2 year period, but it is strongly advised and one that we as a school greatly encourage. We currently ask for a voluntary contribution of £4.00 each week to cover transport and entrance costs. A letter will be issued to parents/carers prior to children starting swimming lessons. 

By the end of Year 6, pupils should be able to swim (without any swimming aids) 25 metres continuously, using any stroke they wish. 


Percentage of Year 6 pupils able to: 

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres: 76%
  • Use a range of stroke effectively: 56%
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations: 52%