Rothwell Victoria Junior School

A Happy Place to Learn

Victoria Junior School
Cornwall Crescent,
Rothwell,
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS26 0RA

Please contact Mrs S Ramskill on:

0113 393 2926​

office@victoria-jun.leeds.sch.uk

SwiMMING

 

 

Rothwell Victoria Junior School 

Swimming 

 

Year 3 pupils at Rothwell Victoria go for a one hour swimming lesson once a week from February half term to the end of the academic year. In Year 4, they continue with the weekly session from the start of the academic year up to February half term.  Both Year 3 and Year 4 children therefore get a year of one hour sessions. Swimming lessons take place at Rothwell Leisure Centre where the children are taught by a mixture of the Leisure Centre staff and also Rothwell Victoria Junior School staff (all are qualified swimming teachers). 

The National Curriculum requirement for all children leaving Year 6 is to: 

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

From September 2019, children who have not met the National Curriculum requirement at the end of Year 4 will attend top up lessons at the end of Year 6. 

 

 

Percentage of Year 6 Children Able to Swim 25 Metres Confidently and Proficiently  

2017 / 18 

2018 /19 

2019 /20 

2020/21 

2021/22 

75% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage of Year 6 Children Able to Use a Range of Strokes Effectively  

2017 / 18 

2018 /19 

2019 /20 

2020/21 

2021/22 

70% 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage of Year 6 Children Able to Performa Safe  Self- Rescue in Different Water –Based  Situations  

2017 / 18 

2018 /19 

2019 /20 

2020/21 

2021/22 

65% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swimming Guidelines:  

The national curriculum requirement is for children at the end of KS2 to be able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. 

Below is an example of how children’s swimming attainment will be reported at the end of the year 4. From September 2019, pupils in year 6 who are still unable to swim 25m with effective stoke technique will be offered  top-up swimming lessons in the summer term. 

 

Name:  Joe Blogs 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swimming Level Achieved 

Can they confidently swim 25m unaided? 

Can they use a range of strokes effectively? 

Can they perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations? 

National Standard Achieved 

Progress 

Effort 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Effort 

Grade 

Progress 

Above Expected 

*** 

  

At Expected 

** 

  

Below Expected 

*