In accordance with the National Curriculum children at Bishop Lonsdale Primary School attend weekly swimming lessons. At present, these lessons take place when the children are in Year 4 at Lonsdale Swimming Pool in Mickleover.

The aim is for the children to:

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
  • Use a range of strokes effectively.
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Last year 64% of the Year 4 children could do the above. It is our intention from next year (when these children are in Year 6) to use some of the School Sports Premium money to provide additional lessons to the 36% of children who are still unable to swim at least 25m.



Contact the School

Bishop Lonsdale Primary School

186 St Alban's Road
DE22 3HH

For Safeguarding concerns please e-mail safeguarding@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk

Main Contact: Mrs C O'Rafferty (Head of School)

Tel: 01332344795

SEN Contact: Mrs C Bladon (Inclusion Manager)

SEN Email: senco@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk