St. Andrew's CE (VA) Junior School

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Pupils at St. Andrew’s attend swimming lessons throughout Year 4. Pupils attend swimming lessons weekly throughout the whole academic year as part of their physical education. Our pupils attend lessons at Brighouse swimming pool. Each lesson lasts for 45 minutes.

Our pupils work towards achieving the National Curriculum objectives for swimming, in particular:


Children are assessed throughout the year. Certificates are presented to children who have passed the Starter Awards. This is provided through Calderdale Schools Swimming Service. Instructors working for Calderdale LA teach the children and they work towards Calderdale’s award programme.

See below for more information on how our pupils are assessed in swimming.

Number of children in cohort Number of children who have achieved the National Curriculum Number of children who have not passed the National Curriculum  or their data is unknown
July 2019 (current Year 5 pupils) 60 38 * 22
July 2018 (current Year 6 pupils) 62 30 32
July 2017 (current Year 7 pupils) 55 24 31

*20 of these children are currently attending extra lessons with our current Year 4 pupils

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