Swimming

Swimming Curriculum 

We are in a fantastic position to offer a fantastic swimming programme, with an impressive 25 metre, 6 lane, heated swimming pool on our site.

We begin the journey in the latter part of the Year 1, Trinity term. Introducing pupils to the pool, establishing confidence and safety through nurture and the positive relationship that pupils have with staff.  This continues throughout the first term of Year 2 when swimming becomes an integral part of the PE programme for the duration of each pupils’ Junior School career. 

LGJS follows Swim England's ‘Learn to Swim’ programme.  We are also proud that we progress our pupils further than National Curriculum guidelines at the primary age. At Year 6 and below, children will be able to competently swim on their front, back and demonstrate water safety.

Advanced swimmers progress onto Butterfly and become more familiar with competition/gala scenarios. We endeavour for as many of our pupils, through Years 5 & 6, will get to represent LGJS in a fixture or gala with another school.