St Christopher’s Nursery and Primary RC School

St Christopher's Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire OL6 9DP

0161 330 5880

admin@st-christophers.tameside.sch.uk

Together in faith, friendship, kindness and courage.

Our Vision: A happy family that learns to put others first and cares for all.Our Vision: Children are motivated, resilient and challenged.Our Vision: Opportunities to discover the God given talents they have. Our Vision: A school that delivers an exciting and balanced curriculum.Our Vision: Everybody works as a team and are not scared to fail.Our Vision: Children know their strengths and development points through effective feedback.Our Vision: A school that delivers an exciting and balanced curriculum. Our Vision: Opportunities to discover the God given talents they have.Our vision: Opportunities to discover the God given talents they have. Our Vision: Children aren’t scared to fail and achieve the highest standards through hard work.Our Vision: A faith that teaches the children to aspire to be more, not to have more.Our Vision: A faith that teaches children to aspire to be more, not to want more.

Swimming

The National Curriculum Programme of Study for P.E. sets out the expectation that pupils should be taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficently over a distance of 25 metres
  • Use a range of strokes effectively
  • Perform safely self-rescue in different water based situations 

At St Christopher's we start swimming lessons in Year 3 and these continue in Year 4. The aim is to make sure that as many children as possible achieve their national curriculum in swimming by the end of year 4.

Pupils are then given an opportunity in Year 6 to consiladate the skills above to ensure that they can swim at least 25 metres. 

2017-18 RESULTS

Year 3: 12% of pupils have achieved 25 metre swimming expectation 

Year 4: 60% of pupils have achieved 25 metre swimming expectation 

Year 6: 88% of pupils have achieved 25 metre swimming expectation