Swimbridge CE School has been awarded the Gold School Games Mark for the fourth year running performance during the 2018/2019 Academic Year. All the staff, alongside Primary Stars deliver high quality PE provision to all of our children. The School Games Mark is currently available for all School Games Registered Schools. At our schools Physical Education and Sport plays an important role in ensuring that we offer the very best and enriched experiences to our children. PE is high focus within the school day but also in lunch-time provision and extra-curricular clubs.
Sports at Swimbridge
Here at Swimbridge we never underestimate the importance of an active lifestyle. Despite our small school site, we aim to offer all children a breadth of sporting activities throughout their time at Swimbridge. Through providing children with rich and vibrant opportunities, across a range of locations around North Devon, we're able to ensure that there is something on offer for everyone. The school visits the North Devon Leisure Centre Dojo for Dance and Gymnastics. South Molton Swimming Pool for Swimming, Tarka Tennis and Westward Ho! beach in the Summer term for surfing.
Our PE Curriculum
Not only is swimming great for overall fitness, it's also an essential life skill which could one day be life-saving. We place a high priority on getting all children to be able swimmers by the time they finish Year 6, with all KS2 children attending swimming lessons during their school career.
From January 2022, we will be reintroducing swimming lessons. Due to the pandemic these have now been suspended for two years and we have a significant proportion of pupils in the upper school who are weaker swimmers. We hope to address this by doubling the number of sessions we offer and changing to a targeted approach which benefits those children with the most need. We will, therefore, start with pupils in Y6 who are unable to swim and work down through the year groups.
As well as making use of these excellent facilities across our locality, the children at Swimbridge are also lucky enough to be able to use their school playground and field for sports such as netball, basketball, hockey, rounders and tag rugby amongst many others.
PE Grant Funding