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Richmond Hill School


At Richmond Hill we grow independence, build communication and believe you can achieve your personal goals.


Richmond Hill uses the Inspire Sports Village swimming pool in Stopsley, as made famous by Tom Daley on Splash!

We have a rota system that gives opportunities for swimming lessons in Years 4, 5 & 6. They generally have at least 2 half term blocks per year. This is dependent upon the availability of the pool.

Our staff accompany the children in the pool and the changing areas. It is a good opportunity to further develop self help skills, listening skills  and safety.


The children have made great strides in their swimming lessons of which we are proud. It is lovely to see the children feeling safe in the water and growing more confident in addition to being able to swim.


There are some children who have made such good progress they can now swim unaided (free of arm bands and floats) and can swim up to 50 metres using front crawl and back stroke.


Skills we have worked on

  • Bubbles with face in the water
  • Going under and sitting on the bottom
  • Float on front
  • Float on Back
  • Mushroom float
  • Push and glide on front & face in the water
  • Push and glide on back
  • Pick up sinkers – head first surface dive



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