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Swimming at St. Dunstan's School

We are very fortunate to have an outdoor pool which allows all of our pupils to swim during the summer term. The pool is 12m by 6m and is heated to a minimum of 30˚C and has a depth of 1m. There are two heated changing rooms for pupils in Key Stage 2 to use.

Learning to swim is a vital skill and could ensure a child’s survival if they were to fall into water, we believe that swimming is an important life skill and we aim to ensure all children leave St. Dunstan’s with the ability to swim at least 25m. Our year 6 pupils also have opportunities to develop Water Safety Skills such as rescuing someone and to learn the Water Code for different bodies of water.

Swimming galaThe Woking Swimming Gala

Each year we enter the Woking Swimming Gala held at The Pool in the Park where children from Woking primary schools are invited to take part in the competitive swimming races. Children are selected from swimming lessons with representatives from years three to six.  In 2018 we won the gala for an unprecedented 4th time in 5 years which is a fantastic achievement. We are very blessed to have a wide, strong core group of children who swim regularly and through their endeavour and dedication secured first place once again.

Woking Swimming Club

woking swimmingWe enjoy having close links to Woking Swimming Club and will always look to signpost our new swimmers in EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2 to attend the club trials. Please do contact them for details, if you would like your child to attend a trial. It is good for children to start early, but WSC are always happy for you to contact them regarding the dates of trials. Anybody wanting to join Woking Swimming Club should contact them via their website www.wokingsc.co.uk .


To ensure all children leave school swimming at least 25m and are confident around water, we keep records and provide extra swimming lessons for children who would benefit from developing greater confidence and stamina in the water.

For Years 2 and 6, in the end of year report there is an additional swimming comment in the PE section, to inform parents of their child’s swimming ability. In year 6, there is confirmation that their child is able to swim 25m.

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St. Dunstan's Catholic Primary School, Onslow Crescent, Woking, Surrey. GU22 7AX  Tel: 01483 715190 
email: office@stdunstans.surrey.sch.uk