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DINGLEWELL JUNIOR SCHOOL – Year 5 Swimming Lessons


Dear Parents/Carers,


We have arranged swimming lessons for all year 5 pupils at GL1 (Glos. Leisure Centre) on Tuesday afternoons next term. Lessons will commence on Tuesday 10th September 2019.  Swimming is a statutory national curriculum requirement, and all children are legally expected to participate in primary school lessons unless they can confidently swim 25mtrs, use a range of at least 4 strokes and perform safe self-rescue in a range of different scenarios. We have tried to change our time slots for swimming but unfortunately this has not been possible.


The cost, inclusive of travel, instruction and entry fees is £40.00 for the term’s 14 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. £10) up to and including Tuesday 5th November. If you have not already registered with ParentPay, please request an activation letter from the school office.


Year 5 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 5th September 2019, so please return the permission slip below no later than Monday 22nd July 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:

Tuesday 10th September

Tuesday 17th September

Tuesday 24th September

Tuesday 1st   October

Tuesday 8th October

Tuesday 15th October

Tuesday 22nd October

Tuesday 5th November

Tuesday 12th November

Tuesday 19th November

Tuesday 26th November

Tuesday 3rd December

Tuesday 10th December

Tuesday 17th December



GL1 require details of medical conditions of pupils swimming.  We will supply these from our data, but you may wish to update these or give further details on the slip below.  Please also complete & return GL1 previously achieved awards form attached.  PLEASE RETAIN THIS LETTER FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.  It will not be possible for us to refund you for lessons missed owing to forgotten kit, absence or illness.  It is fine to deliver forgotten kit to school in the morning, but no later than 12 noon please, when swimming registers close.

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  • Dinglewell,
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  • Gloucester,
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