Swimming and the National Curriculum Since 1994, swimming and water safety has been a statutory element of the national curriculum for physical education in England. This means that every 11-year old child should leave primary school with the skills to keep themselves safe while enjoying swimming with friends and family.
Swimming is the only sport to be included within the national curriculum physical education programme of study. All primary schools must provide swimming and water safety lessons in either Key Stage 1 or 2. Each pupil is required to be able to do the following:
The three national curriculum outcomes
- Perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations
- Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres - Use a range of strokes effectively, for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke.
|Montem Academy Y6 Swimming Data
|Number of children in cohort 120
|Percentage of children who can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25 Metres
|Percentage of children who can use a range of strokes effectively
|Percentage of children who can perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations