Our children in Key Stage 2 all take part in swimming lessons at Wolsingham Swimming Pool. Swimming lessons are a requirement of the National Curriculum with a target of every child leaving Primary School being able to swim a minimum of 25 meters.
At Stanhope Barrington C of E Primary School we believe that the ability to swim and have an understanding of water safety is an essential life skill. With the River Wear running through our town; the open air swimming pool and various reservoirs in the area, it is essential that our children are equipped with the skills to make the most of our amazing location safely.
Please note that we are following the current guidance and swimming lessons will not resume until later in the year. We will notify parents as soon as we can regarding any changes.
|Autumn Term||Class 3 (Y3)|
|Spring Term||Class 4 (Y4 & Y5)|
|Summer Term||Class 5 (Y5)|
|Summer Term - After SATs week||Class 5 (Y5 & Y6)|
Swimming lessons take place on a Monday morning, please ensure that your child is in school for 8:40 am in time for the teacher to take the register and to catch the bus down to Wolsingham. It is important that your child arrives with a towel, swimming costume and swimming hat.
In addition to swimming lessons, we also provide water safety sessions and awareness assemblies on cold water shock. If you require further information please contact Mrs. S. Howes, our PE Coordinator.