Call us : 0300 124 0123*
Call us : 0300 124 0123*


School Swimming Lessons

Swimming is one of the easiest, safest forms of exercise for children of all abilities and school swimming is an effective way of teaching children how to be safe in and around water. Additionally, it is one of the most accessible forms of exercise in terms of age, weight and physical ability, making it an incredibly inclusive sport for children to take part in.

For many children, school swimming lessons are their first introduction to the aquatic environment – with drowning currently the third most common cause of death of children in England – swimming lessons delivered through schools are an important way to help keep children safe.
The National Curriculum states:
“All schools must provide swimming instruction either in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2. In particular, pupils should be taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, using a range of strokes effectively such as front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.”

We believe that swimming lessons should not only teach children the key skills they need to stay safe in the water, but should also be fun and inspire children to swim more often and stay fit and healthy. To support your school to achieve curriculum targets, activeNewham offers a variety of options for booking swimming lessons, including 30, 45 or 60 minute lesson options, as well as intensive crash courses.

We also believe that schools have a big part to play in educating and engaging children and we are pleased to offer training and workshops for school staff interested in supporting your children in the water. This is especially important for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and complex needs who may struggle to take part in a large group lesson.

If your school would like to discuss your ideas for improving swimming lesson delivery for your pupils then contact us at   or by calling 0300 124 0123.

Booking School Swimming Lessons

School swimming lessons are available as weekly lessons or crash courses. Weekly lessons can be booked during the term time as 30, 45 or 60 minute lessons or Crash courses as 30min lesson 5 days a week during the half term.

School swimming lesson prices for 2017 – 2018

Duration / Lesson Teachers Cost
30 minutes 3 teachers £55.60
45 mintues 3 teachers £88.40
30 minutes 2 teachers £43.50
45 minutes 2 teachers £64.65
60 minutes 2 teachers £87.05
30 minutes 1 teacher £31.50
45 minutes 1 teacher £47.30
60 minutes 1 teacher £63.05
1 to 1 lessons (minimum package of 5 lessons) £100 + £20.35 per extra lesson
Additional Teacher £12.05 per half hour
50 day 30 min Intensive Course 2 teachers £217.70

Swallow Coach Transport
active Newham is able to facilitate coach transport for schools through a group booking with Swallow Coaches. Swallow provide one or two coaches per day for school transport, helping schools to share the cost of transport hire.

For the school year 2017/2018 a weekly pick up and drop off for up to 30 children is £150 per school. Places on these coaches are limited so please register your interest early for each term.

To book your place on Swallow Coaches, or for more information contact or call 0300 124 0123†.

SEN & Complex Needs

Although swimming is a very inclusive sport, activeNewham recognises that some children need a little extra help to reach their full potential. We are happy to provide booking space for groups of children with swimming teacher support. Each session will be looked after individually with our experienced swimming teachers working with your school to ensure children are kept safe and lessons remain enjoyable. Ask us about available specialist equipment, tailored award schemes and additional in-the-water support for your schools group.

Many children need one-to-one or two-to-one support in the water, and this support is often best provided by those teachers and carers who work with the children every day. However, activeNewham recognises that the swimming pool environment may not be familiar to many teachers and carers which is why we’ve developed a support programme for schools to ensure your staff feel confident supporting your pupils in the water. Beginning with a 3 hour workshop, designed and delivered by Michelle Weltman, an experienced disability swimming coach and Head Coach for the London Disability Swimming squad, the workshop will provide both theory and practical knowledge and experience for staff. For more information please contact or call 0300 124 0123.

We are then able to offer in-lesson follow up support for schools on an ad hoc basis.

Cost: £15 per staff member for a 3 hour workshop including practical experience in the pool.

£35 for each in-lesson follow up training and support.

To book your school lessons, or to find out more information contact or call 0300 124 0123†.

† This number is charged at the same rate as calls to normal landlines (those that start with 01 or 02). It is included in call allowances, bundled talk time or ‘free’ minutes in the same way as regular landline numbers.

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday: 6.30am - 10.00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8.00am - 5.00pm

Atherton Leisure Centre
189 Romford Road
E15 4JF

0300 124 0123