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Intent of our Swimming Provision


As part of our PE curriculum we provide our Upper KS2 pupils the opportunity to learn and develop their swimming skills. It is our aim that ALL of our pupils will access swimming lessons during their time at Whitehouse Community Primary School. Additional funding from the PE Premium is also being utilised to provide additional swimming lessons for our Year 6 pupils, where required, during the academic year (excluding Spring Term). The additional swimming sessions provides selected pupils the additional opportunity to achieve the recommended swimming achievements as outlined in the KS2 PE National Curriculum.    



Implementation of our Swimming Provision


Swimming Timetable


Please see attached the timetable for all 2023/24 swimming lessons.

Additional Swimming Information


Venue: All swimming lesson will take place at Fore Street Swimming Pool.


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Duration: As stated on the timetable, each class will attend swimming lessons for a half term. Based upon the term dates of the Vertas, which often differ to school term dates, some classes may have some of their swimming carry over to the next half term. Exact swimming dates for each class will be outlined within the swimming letter sent home with pupils. 


Timings: Monday - 2:00pm – 2:30pm  (Leaving school at 1:30pm and returning at 3:15pm), 

                   Friday - 1:30pm – 2:30pm  (Leaving school at 1:00pm and returning at 3:15pm)


Pick Up: Unless otherwise informed, all classes will dismiss from their normal pick up venues (Yr5 - classrooms, Yr6 - classrooms) on their return to school. Please note that pick up time will be at the slightly later time of 3:15pm.   


Swimming Kit


Pupils will need – either a one-piece swimming costume for girls or swimming trunks for boys (NOT SHORTS), towel and swimming hat (essential). Swimming hats are available to purchase from the school office at £1.10 each if required. Please note that aerosol deodorants and talcum powder are not permitted in the Fore Street changing rooms. All jewellery must also be removed prior to the swimming lessons. If a pupil is well enough for school, but not well enough to swim, a letter from parents explaining the reason is required.


Impact of Swimming Provision