Churcher's College: Weekly Swimming Lessons for Four Partner Schools (Petersfield Infant School)

Partner: Petersfield Infant School, Petersfield
Partner type: Maintained School
Project category: Sporting Partnerships

Churcher’s College are fortunate to have an outstanding indoor swimming facility. The school has designed their own use of the pool in order to create gaps in the timetable when local state schools can also use the facility. There are currently FOUR local state schools; Herne Junior School, Petersfield Infants School, Sheet Primary and East Meon Primary School who use the swimming pool on a regular basis. This project is ongoing and started around three years ago, shortly after the pool was completed. The state schools use of the pool is below full market rate and they benefit from full and exclusive use of the swimming pool building to include changing areas and teaching equipment. Churcher’s College also organise a team of three coaching staff to facilitate the lessons, and create and co-ordinate appropriate programmes to ensure maximum pupil progression.

Aims of the project

Swimming is without doubt a key skill for anyone to develop. The aim of our partnership is to help provide an opportunity for as many students as possible, within our local community, to benefit from the advantages it can bring. We provide a well-resourced and managed facility where students can develop their swimming skills; be it from basic water confidence and stroke development to initiating an interest in swimming at a competitive level.

Background and goals

Our swimming partnership started around three years ago with just one state school and has grown to the three schools we work with currently. We also have other state schools who use the swimming pool on a less regular basis.

Frequency and duration

This is an ongoing partnership where the state schools use the pool on a regular basis.  We hope that the partnership will continue for many years to come.