Swimming competency

Due to the closure of the school in summer 2020, we did not have Swimming lessons for pupils in 2019-20. However, we offered catch up lessons for this year group (year 6 2020-2021). Our normal, and enhanced, swimming resumes from 2022. 

Academic Year 2020/2021(Y6 Cohort = 53 Pupils):

81% of our Year 6 cohort who had 'catch up' swimming after the Covid19 lockdown, were able to competently, confidently and proficiently swim over a distance of at least 25 metres. We recognise that these children were up to two years older than our usual swimming age at St Jude's. 

81% of our year 6 cohort could use a range of strokes effectively.

Only 31% were seen to be able to perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations including extended treading of water, floating and turning self over in the water. 
Academic Year 2018/2019 (Y5 Cohort = 58 Pupils):

63.7% of our Year 5 cohort can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.

53.4% can use a range of strokes effectively.

37.9% can perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations.

Academic Year 2017/18 (Y6 Cohort = 57 Pupils):

73.6% of our Year 6 cohort can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.

59.6% can use a range of strokes effectively.

52.6% can perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations.

Academic Year 2017/18 (Y5 Cohort = 60 Pupils):

75% of our Year 5 cohort can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance at least 25 metres.

61.6% can use a range of strokes effectively.

60% can perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations.