The scheme, to be run in partnership with the Amateur Swimming Association over the next two years, will require pupils to attend lessons every day for a fortnight during term-time.
Children who cannot swim by the age of 11 will be given intensive daily lessons under a pound;5.5 million scheme, unveiled this week. Jim Knight, schools minister, said the move would help the 17 per cent of 11-year-olds who are unable to swim 25 metres despite compulsory lessons at primary school.
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