Red Hall Primary

Red Hall

Primary School

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Believe and Achieve


Swimming is an important skill and can encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. All Local Authority schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.

The programme of study for PE sets out the expectation that pupils should be taught.


Results for pupils in Year 6 for 2018 – 2019: –

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety Percentage
Percentage of Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres? 86%
Percentage of Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]? 93%
Percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations? 93%


Understanding the stats:

  • All pupils are monitored are recorded against the expected learning outcomes of the National Curriculum.

  • At Key stage 2, the expected learning outcomes that the Dolphin Centre assess the children against by the time they leave primary school in year 6 are as follows:

  • Pace themselves in floating & swimming challenges related to speed distance and personal survival

  • Swim unaided for a sustained period of time over a distance of at least 25m

  • Use recognised arm and leg actions lying on front and back

  • Use a range of recognised strokes and personal survival skills (front crawl, back crawl, breastroke, sculling, floating and surface diving)


At Red Hall Primary School we teach swimming in Y3 onwards.