At Woodlands we are committed to ensuring swimming takes place in school. Swimming is a compulsory part of the current national curriculum for PE and therefore we ensure that children have access to it. 

At Woodlands we believe pupils should be taught to swim unaided for a distance of at least 25 metres, using recognised strokes, on their front and back, and demonstrate an understanding of water safety. All pupils complete a 6 week swimming programme in years 4 in order to meet  government requirements for swimming. 

We use the following facilities to facilitate our swimming programme:


Ellesmere Port Sports Village

Stanney Ln, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 9DB



Before children leave Woodlands Primary, we try to ensure that all children can at least swim 25m. If children are unable to do this still in Year 6, then additional swimming lessons are provided for these students to enable them to reach this goal.

Currently 80% (58/73) of Year 6 are able to swim 25m. Top up lessons have been arranged for the additonal 20% (15/73) who are yet to achieve it. 



Contact the School

Woodlands Primary School

Eddisbury Road
Ellesmere Port
CH66 2JT

Please contact either the Infant or Junior Office on:

Tel: 0151 338 2260
Fax: 0151 355 1975

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