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Y3 Swimming Begins

Dear Parents/Carers,


We have arranged swimming lessons for all year 3 pupils at GL1 (Glos. Leisure Centre) on Tuesday afternoons next term. Lessons will commence on Tuesday 30th April 2019.  Swimming is a statutory national curriculum requirement, and all children are legally expected to participate in primary school lessons.


The cost, inclusive of travel, instruction and entry fees is £36.00 for the term’s 11 lessons.  Please could you make payment for this using ParentPay.  To help with the cost, we have set this up so you can make payments either in one payment or smaller amounts (min. £6.) up to and including Monday 8th July 2019. If you have not already registered with ParentPay, please request an activation letter from the school office.


Year 3 will be split into two groups for swimming, as this is the only way GL1 are able to accommodate the large year group numbers. Children will travel to and from GL1 via coach each Tuesday afternoon and the timings for the two groups are below:


  • First Group - depart Dinglewell 1.20pm for a 2pm to 2.30pm lesson, returning for 3.10pm.
  • Second Group – depart Dinglewell at 1.50pm for a 2.30pm to 3pm lesson, returning for 3.40pm


Groups will be finalised on Wednesday 3rd April, so please return the permission slip below no later than Monday 25th March 2019, so we can confirm your son/daughter’s group.  We will do our best to accommodate requests so please be mindful of any after school club your child may wish to attend on a Tuesday. Allocations for groups will be on a first-come-first-served basis.


Children will require a towel and trunks/swimming costume. Trunks need to be above the knee and not of a loose style, long hair should be tied back and earrings removed for the lessons.  GL1 instructors will allow swimming goggles to be worn if your permission is given on the slip below.  The lesson dates are as follows:

30th Apr

7th May

14th May

21st May

4th Jun

11th Jun

18th Jun

25th Jun

2nd Jul

9th Jul

16th Jul





  • Dinglewell Junior School,
  • Dinglewell,
  • Hucclecote,
  • Gloucester,
  • GL3 3HS,
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