Parents Carers of current year 2,3 & 4 pupils

19th July 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

Following discussions with staff, the Swimming Instructors at Clissold Leisure Centre and other local Head Teachers, we have decided that from September 2020 only Year 4 pupils will have weekly swimming lessons and they will do so all year.  

We have made this decision to increase the number of children who manage to swim 25m, the government standard, as we feel one term a year over 3 years is not enabling enough children to do this.

To ensure we are fair and all pupils get 3 terms of swimming lessons during their time at Harrington Hill, next year’s Year 5 will swim during the Autumn term – their 3rd and final term.  

Next year’s Year 4 will then swim in Spring and Summer, totalling 3 terms.

Next year’s Year 3 will not swim until they are in Year 4  (2020/21) when they will have weekly swimming lessons for the whole year.

Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions regarding this.

With Best Wishes,

Kirstie Barrett