Higher Openshaw Community School

Together We Learn

0161 223 3549


Saunton Road, Openshaw, Manchester M11 1AJ

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Swimming Proficiency

Our Year 4 cohort spend at least 30-40 minuites per week throughout year 4, developing their swimming skills to a level where they can all swim confidentely and competently by the end of the academic year.


Currently, 90% of our Year 6 pupils can swim 25 metres confidently. A number of pupils in Year 6 have joined scholl since Year 5 who didn't participate in our swimming programme.

At least 80% of curent Year 6 pupils can use a range of strokes effectively and can perform safe, self-rescue in different water-based situations.

As we have a highly mobile population, these statistics can change on a monthly basis. Year 6 pupils will be given the opprtunity to further develop thier swimming skills in the Summer 2 half-term.