DfES Education Programme

The Keystage 2 National Curriculum requirements:

Did you know swimming and water safety are included in the National Curriculum? They are classed as a statutory requirement, which essentially means, it’s the law.

We’re passionate about every child in England being confident and safe in the water, and this means more than being able to swim 25 metres unaided. However, it is a good starting point.

The minimum requirement for Key Stage 2 leavers is that every child is able to:

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

  • Use a range of strokes effectively, for example, front crawl, breaststroke and backstroke.

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres. (DfE, 2019)

While being able to swim 25 metres is a great start, it is only the start of their journey to water safety, not the finish... 
Swimmerz Academy Ltd manages the local Primary School Aquatics programme based at Turton School, Bromley Cross. We not only provide attending schools with the accurate statutory monitoring required for every Year 6 group moving on to Key stage 3, but we also provide a complete monitoring breakdown for each child, based on every child's incoming assessment, and then throughout their learning in class through to outgoing attainments. For further information, Please call Michelle on our office number.