Swimming is taught at Ulverston Leisure Centre by a qualified swimming teacher and school follows the County Council’s School Swimming policy. The Lower School classes have weekly swimming lessons in the Autumn and Spring terms and the Upper School swim in the Summer term.
When the classes go to the swimming baths they are accompanied by their class teacher and at least one adult helper. Classes are transported by bus in the Autumn and Spring terms however, in the Summer term, Years 5 and 6 walk to the pool and back. We always need helpers so, if you have an hour to spare, please contact the school office or your child’s teacher. All swimming helpers are asked to undertake a CRB disclosure when they volunteer to help. Duties include supervising pupils on the bus and in changing room areas.
In accordance with the County Swimming Policy boys should wear swimming trunks and girls should wear a one piece costume for swimming lessons. Earrings must be removed.
School has to pay the cost of transport, swimming tuition and hire of the pool. Lower school lessons cost £1.80 each and, because the Upper school walk to the baths, their lessons cost £1.20 each. We are not allowed to charge for activities which take place during school time but we appreciate voluntary contributions towards the cost of these lessons. No child will be denied a lesson because of inability or unwillingness of parents to pay. However, if sufficient contributions are not forthcoming, the Governors may need to reduce the swimming programme offered.
If you wish your child to be excused PE, games or swimming a note of explanation should be sent to the class teacher.