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Fairhouse Primary School

Courage, Kindness, Respect, Responsibility

Swimming standards

National Curriculum

National Curriculum standards for swimming and water safety:

  • To swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
  • To use a range of strokes effectively.
  • To perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Provision at Fairhouse

We recognise that standards in swimming have been affected due to the pandemic and availability of swimming pools.  Therefore, from September 2021,  children in year 3 will receive a term of weekly 1 hour swimming sessions, folllowed by year 4 children the following term.  These sessions will be held at The Basildon Lower Academy.  Children in year 6 will have a term of 1 hour swimming session in the summer term. 

Swimming data 2019 (latest swimming data available)
  • 50% Year 5
  • 60% Year 4
  • 70% Year 3