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Swimming for Class 4A

As part of the National Curriculum for PE, each child is entitled to swimming lessons provided at no cost. We are very pleased to be able to once again provide this now that it has been deemed safe by the government.

GLL are now running intensive swimming courses for pupils.

Your child’s class will have swimming lessons every day for two weeks commencing Monday 17th January 2022 at Thamesmead swimming baths.  They will travel by coach which will pick pupils up at 10.40 am and return to school in time for lunch.

On the first day, there will be a safety talk given, followed by three swimming instructors taking small groups to be assessed.

Children will be awarded certificates, which will be put in a wallet and given to the school teacher at the end of the week.

Please ensure your child brings with them each day:

  • A one piece bathing suit for girls - no two piece bikinis please
  • swimming shorts for boys - no knee length shorts please
  •    A towel
  • A swimming hat
  • Please note:

NO jewellery AT ALL to be worn in the swimming baths.

All property needs to be clearly marked with your child’s name.

Swimming and COVID 19

Public Health England have stated that it is generally safe to go swimming at this time. Extra measures have been put in place at the pool to ensure it is Covid secure.  Staff travelling with the children will be familiar with these measures before lessons commence.

Kind regards

 Mr Power

Assistant Headteacher - Curriculum


Due to Covid-19, we are continuing to restrict visitors inside our school building. 

In line with Government guidance, all adults (unless exempt) must wear a face covering inside the building when in communal areas.