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 minutes per week attending classes with specialised teaching at Wright Robinson College. Throughout the year, they aim to develop their swimming skills to a level where they can swim confidently and competently.


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

At least 80% of current 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. 

Free swimming for Under 17s

Children and young people aged 16 and under can swim for free during any ‘Swim for All’ session during school holidays and at selected times at the weekends during term time. Please follow this link to learn more.