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School Sport  »  Swimming


At Barkston Ash, we want all children to be proficient swimmers by the time they transition to secondary school. Children have weekly swimming lessons in Years 3 and 4 during the Autumn term. We also participate in the annual Y5/6 swimming festival at Tadcaster swimming pool. Any children who cannot meet the end of Key Stage 2 requirements (see below) by the end of Y4 are offered additional ‘top up’ lessons through the school sports premium.

The table below shows the percentage of Y6 children who left Barkston Ash able to:
  • 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
2018/2019 100
2017/2018 100%
2016/2017 100%