We are very lucky to have a swimming pool on site at Horsenden which enables pupils to have three full years of weekly swimming lessons. Currently this is offered to pupils in Years 3, 4 and 5 and these lessons are taught by our specialist swimming coach, Mr Hill. An overview of the swimming programme can be found below. All of our swimming training resources are based on the Swim England Charter House Program which helps to deliver high quality swimming and water safety lessons. 

Our swimming programme aims to meet the three key National Curriculum requirements however the full swimming programme and the skills developed at Horsenden go far beyond the National Curriculum.

National Curriculum Objectives:

Swimming Programme Overview: Year 3 - Year 5

Stroke Information:

Click on the following links to see more information about the expected standards of the 4 key strokes taught in swimming.

Front crawl Back stroke Breast stroke Butterfly


Additional Swimming Provision:

In addition to the swimming programme for Years 3-5 we also offer the following:

  • Inclusion Swimming: identified pupils are offered tailored 1:1 lessons where they learn all the fundamental skills needed to swim using an adapted range of techniques.

  • Elite Swimming Club: KS2 pupils who have passed the National Curriculum and are looking to develop their skills further in a competitive environment are invited to before school swimming sessions in small groups where they gain all the necessary knowledge and techniques to compete for the school at local competitions. Due to the Elite Swimming Club sessions Horsenden were lucky enough to win the last Ealing school swim Gala!

Community Swimming Links: 

 If you are looking for your child to improve their swimming we have Seahorse Swim School which runs after school and on the weekends. More information can be found here: https://www.horsenden.ealing.sch.uk/swim-school

Any children wanting to take their competitive swimming further can join Ealing Swim Club.

If you have a passion for the water but swimming up and down isn’t for you, we also have Waterpolo links available at Hillingdon Penguin Waterpolo Club. Please speak to Mr Hill if you would like any more information about this.

Extended Swimming Curriculum