At Wellington Primary School all of the children in Year 5 attend swimming lessons at Eccleshill swimming pool.

From this year, schools will be required to publish how many Year 6 pupils have met the national curriculum requirements relating to swimming and water safety.

National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety:

  • 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.

At the end of the 2016/2017 academic year 77% (47/61)  of the children met the national requirements for swimming and water safety.