Primary Swimming Progress

STAnley Swimming Awards

At Penn Fields, we follow the Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) International Learn to Swim Programme. The initial STAnley First Steps series of seven swimming awards focus on the basics of swimming and water safety skills. Penn Fields has adopted this programme to develop our primary pupils' confidence in water and basic swimming skills.

After completing the STAnley First Steps series, Penn Fields swimmers progress to the Goldfish, then Octopus Series.

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2019-20 STAnley Awards Data 


These graphs show our primary aged pupils' progress in the STA International Learn to Swim Programme. This programme aims to provide a complete progressive aquatic pathway for learners of all ages, to progress from their first aquatic experiences through to becoming safe proficient swimmers.

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Distance Swimming Awards

The National Curriculum states that all primary aged pupils must be provided with swimming and water safety lessons in either Key Stage 1 or 2. Furthermore, it states that by the end of Year 6, all children should be able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres. Our pupils continue to work towards challenging, yet achievable, swimming goals according to their physical abilities.


2019-20 Distance Swimming Data

These graphs show our primary aged pupils' progress towards the national aim for all children to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, by the end of Year 6.

Our 2019-20 data represents progress for the first two terms of the school year. There was no swimming during the third (summer) term, due to Covid-19 related restrictions. At Penn Fields, we focus our swimming distance assessment during the summer term, when students’ swimming ability is at its strongest for the year.  This was not possible during the summer 2020 term. Therefore, the percentage of achieved distances does not represent our students’ potential achievement.

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