CD FLY..All children at St James’ Catholic Primary School receive swimming lessons in Year 5. The school funds this and we pay extra so that the children receive 3 terms of lessons as we value swimming as a sport and as a lifesaving skill. We take part in the Tameside Catholic Schools Swimming Gala and the Tameside Sports Gala.

Traditionally, competitive swimming has not been our strength but this year we have gained medals at both events!

All our children take the National Curriculum swimming test during Year 5 so we currently have 22/24 children in Year 6 who can swim 25metres using a range of effective strokes and can perform safe self rescue techniques.