Swimming and water safety is an extremely important part of the PE curriculum at Sacred Heart RC Primary and another way of helping children to lead healthy and active lives.

Throughout the academic year, pupils in Class 5 and Class 6 attend swimming lessons at Wright Robinson once a week.



Pupils are grouped according to their ability and are taught to:

– Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

– Use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]

– Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. 


Academic Year 2016/2017
Swim 25m – 30 Pupils 29 Achieved 96.66%
Swim with a range of Strokes – 30 Pupils 22 Achieved 73.33%
Safe Self Rescue – NC Requirement not delivered

Academic Year 2017/2018
Swim 25m – 30 Pupils 27 Achieved 90%
Swim with a range of Strokes – 30 Pupils 25 Achieved 83.33%
Safe Self Rescue (Shark Award) – 30 Pupils 23 Achieved 76.66%