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KS1 and KS2 swimming: requirements

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Last updated on 13 February 2017
School types: All · School phases: Primary
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What requirements are there for schools to teach swimming? We explain that all schools must provide swimming instruction in Key Stage (KS) 1 or 2, and link to another article on responding to requests to withdraw pupils from swimming.

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  1. 1 Swimming in the National Curriculum
  2. 2 Withdrawing pupils from swimming
  3. 3 How many hours of swimming should be taught?
  4. 4 What are schools' obligations if pupils do not meet the standard?

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