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Swimming Information

All children will have swimming lessons at some point whilst at Dunham School. Swimming kit should be sent in a bag. Goggles are discouraged for reasons of safety but children who need to wear them on medical grounds are requested to complete the appropriate consent form available from the school office. Please ensure your child brings a coat on swimming days but watches and jewellery (including earrings) must be left at home for reasons of security and safety.

If your child is not swimming for any reason then we require a note from home with your child’s reason for absence. This is due to the fact that swimming is a curriculum subject like any other.


Nottinghamshire County Council no longer require the wearing of verruca socks. Children with a verruca will swim as normal. They do, however, have strict guidelines on the kind of swim wear the children are permitted to wear. (An information sheet is supplied to parents when their child has swimming lessons).

Nottinghamshire Swimming Guidance

NCC Goggle Permission Slip

Inhaler Guidance