The National Curriculum states that by time children leave Year 6 they should be able: to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over 25m; use a range of strokes effectively; and perform a safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
At Howitt we recognise the importance of swimming as a life-skill. As part of the PE and Sport, our children go swimming throughout 5. As part of our PE and Sport children go swimming throughout the whole of year 5. The children attend their weekly swimming lessons at William Gregg Leisure Centre and are taught by Derbyshire County Council swimming teachers and Howitt staff.
72% of children leaving Year 6 were water confident and able to swim at least 25m.