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School Swimming

School curriculum swimming sessions for Year 4 have been suspended until further notice.

School Swimming at Thornhill Primary is delivered as part of the curriculum in Year 4.

Children attend sessions at Hamble Sports Complex, Hamble Lane. All Hamble coaches are qualified to Swim England Level 2, hold a current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and attend regular safeguarding and other professional training.

Swimming and water safety is  a requirement of the curriculum. The aim is for all children to leave primary school with a basic ability to swim competently. Requirements are broken down into three; swimming 25 metres, using a range of strokes, knowing how to self-rescue. 

It is a requirement that all schools report swimming data in these three areas  at Year 6.


Thornhill Primary School Year 6  2018/19 cohort:


Able to swim a minimum of 25 m - 57.4%

Able to show a range of strokes-  57.4%

Able to safely self - rescue- 57.4%