Swimming
   devizes leisure centre   

The new National Curriculum requires that schools:

..... provide swimming instruction either in KS1 or KS2.

In particular, pupils should be taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m;
  • use a range of strokes effectively, e.g. front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke;
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

The school has a weekly swimming session at Devizes Leisure Centre for half of the year which is also combined with an outdoor sports activity provided by staff and sports leaders from Devizes School.

During 2015/15 Years 4, 5 and 6 will be going swimming.  The cost of the swimming instructors, the lifeguard and the hire of the pool are funded by the Government's Sports Funding Grant but we do ask parents for a voluntary donation of £1.50 which goes towards the cost of transport to the pool.