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Our Curriculum

Physical Education

Swimming Lessons

In partnership with Tonbridge Swimming Pool, we provide swimming lessons for children in Year 3, 4 and 5.  Children will have lessons for 10-12 weeks each year, giving at least 15 hours of swimming tuition during their time at Sussex Road Primary School.  

The National Curriculum expectations are as follows:  

All schools must provide swimming instruction either in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2.  In particular, pupils should be taught to:

  • swim competently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres;
  • use a range of strokes effectively (e.g. front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke);
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

As this is a National Curriculum requirement, all children must participate in swimming lessons.  They will require the following kit:

  • Swimming Costume/Shorts
  • Towel
  • Goggles (optional)
  • Hat (optional)

Swimming Lessons 2023-2024


Terms 1 & 2


Terms 3 & 4


Terms 5 & 6



Get in touch

Sussex Road Community Primary School
Sussex Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2TP

01732 352367