Swimming at East Dene

At East Dene we want all children to be proficient swimmers by the time they transition to secondary school. All children access a 12 week swimming block in Year 4, where they are taught by trained swimming instructors at Rotherham Leisure Complex. Any child who has not achieved Level 1 at the end of the period will then access another 12 week swimming block.

% of Children Achieving National Expectations

It is now a requirement for primary schools to publish swimming data linked to their current Y6 pupils.

2017 – 2018 % of Y6 pupils achieving national expectations for swimming = 61% (27/44)

2018 – 2019 % of Y6 pupils achieving national expectations for swimming = 69% (29/42)

2019 -2020 Swimming & Water Safety Data of Y6 pupils achieving national expectations for swimming:

What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year?  = 52% (22/42)

What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year?   = 52% (22/42)

What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year? = 86% (36/42)

Schools can choose to use the primary PE and sport premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way? Yes

National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety:

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