Swimming
I am pleased to inform you of the swimming arrangements for this year.
Swimming lessons will be provided for Years 3-6 (Miss Sandham, Mrs Kent and Mrs Coade’s classes) on either Wednesday or Thursday afternoons, starting on 11 September. These lessons will be in ability-based groups which were decided in July. 
Pupils that are new to year 3 (Miss Sandham’s class) will need to be assigned to the correct group depending on their ability.  They will be assessed on Thursday 05 September so please can you ensure that your child has their swimming kit with them on that day. 
Your child will be informed about which day they will be swimming on, on Monday 09 September. Please could your child bring in a swimming costume/trunks and a towel. The aim of swimming lessons is to enable children to swim at least 25m (two lengths of our pool).
There will be additional swimming opportunities for all of our pupils. Swimming clubs will be available for £2 for a 30 minute lesson.  There will be 2 groups on each of the days:  7 pupils for the beginners group and 10 pupils for the improving strokes group. There will be 5 lessons for each child over the term. The £10 will need to be paid at the start of the term please.
If you would like your child to attend the after school swimming club, please inform the school office and availability will be on a first come first serve basis.  Your child must be collected by an adult at 4.15pm.
As with all PE sessions, pupils will need to remove their earrings. Children cannot wear beach shorts or bikinis.
Dates
Wednesday 11 September and Thursday 12 September swimming lessons and after school swimming lessons begin.
Thank you for your continued support.
Yours sincerely
Jacky Cox
Head of School