In the academic year 2017/2018, there was a new condition requiring schools to publish how many pupils within their Year 4 cohort are meeting the National Curriculum requirement in swimming.
The National Curriculum states that ‘Children should be able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, using a range of strokes effectively and perform a safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.’
2018-19 Swimming Data
On the baseline first week assessment 89% of pupils were categorised as non-swimmers.
At the end of year:
- 14% were able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 meters.
- 75% of pupils attained the Beginners certificate (5 Metres)
- 41% of pupil progressed and passed the Learners certificate (12 Metres)
- Unfortunately, none of the pupils achieved the Blackpool school Intermediate certificate which incorporates effectively swimming a range of strokes to Swim England standards, due to very low starting points.
- 92% of pupils performed safe self-rescue in different water based situations.