At St. Stephen's we agree that that swimming is an important skill to learn for life, which is why it is compulsory in the national curriculum for primary-age pupils and by the age of 11, children should be able to swim at least 25m unaided.
We recently sent out a survey to the parents of our Year 6 pupils to ascertain the levels of swimming ability. The results are shown below:
Those pupils who have not yet achieved the required level of swimming will take part in an intensive course before the end of the Summer Term. We are committed to ensure that every child has acquired this essential life skill before they leave St Stephen's.
*Based on 46 responses out of 60.