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Ropley Swimming Pool

The Ropley Primary School swimming pool was built in 1972 and was run by the school until 2015. Unfortunately it was not economically viable for the school to continue, so parents took over with FROGS providing the funds. It is such an important part of the school community that it has been run and maintained by subsequent parents ever since.

It is a unique outdoor state school pool, one of a handful in Hampshire built specifically as a teaching pool for primary aged children. In 2010 a full refurbishment was supplemented by lottery grants as well as government grants and extensive fundraising by parents, it remains in pristine condition for the children to use each year during the months of May through to August.

With the replacement of more sustainable and quiet heating, the hope is that moving forward we will be able to extend the swimming season for the children. In addition, we hope that with this funding we have the possibility to open the pool to our wider village community.

All Ropley school children benefit from swimming lessons during the summer term in class time, run by a local swim school. In addition to this, any pupil of the school, and their siblings, can join the Ropley School Family Swimming Club which runs after school fun swimming session on weekdays as well as Saturday mornings, all with a lifeguard on duty. Over 120 children take up this opportunity and clock up some 1,500 hours of swimming per year. Learning to swim through supervised fun swim sessions is the most effective way to build water confidence and safety.

Swimming is a huge part of Ropley school life, with all children learning to swim, improve their swimming or just use the pool for fun!

We are raising money in aid of FRIENDS OF ROPLEY SCHOOL (UK Charity Number 270845) and every donation will help. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to everyone at the School!

Go Fund Me - Ropley Swimming Pool

Please do make sure to check the giftaid box when donating if you're a UK taxpayer!

PLEASE EMAIL directly if you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor and would like to see the advertising packages we have available

Our Tadpoles are all parents at our school and are:

Laura Silk, Bex Charlton, Anna Irwin and Sarah Allen