At Chesnut Lodge we are extremely lucky to have our own swimming pool that children can access.  Swimming is an extremely important life skill that is especially beneficial to our pupils with physical needs.
At present it is only compulsory to provide swimming for a 6 week block for pupils in year 6. We endeavor to have as many of our pupils as possible swimming on a weekly basis and each class has a timetabled slot with a qualified lifeguard. A qualified swimming instructor is also present in most sessions. 
Year 6 Swimming:
National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety:
  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
100% of year 6 pupils at Chesnut Lodge are currently working towards the national requirements.