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Schools: Swimming

Volume 507: debated on Wednesday 17 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to ensure that all schoolchildren have access to swimming lessons within school hours. (321716)

As part of the primary school national curriculum all school children receive lessons in swimming during school hours The Department’s PE and Sport Strategy for Young People (PESSYP) also funds the top up school swimming programme through a grant that enables School Sports Partnership to deliver additional swimming, during the curriculum, to pupils in Key Stage 2 who are not yet able to swim unaided over a distance of 25 metres.