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Irk Valley Community School


The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.


Our PE day is Monday although sometimes this can change. We recommend that your child brings their PE kit into school every Monday and takes it home on Fridays to be washed.


Swimming lessons for Year 4 children will take place every Thursday afternoon. Please make sure that your child has the correct swimming kit in school every Thursday unless you are informed otherwise.

Swimming Kit



* One-piece swimming costume – no bikinis

* A swimming hat is required to be worn if the hair covers the eyes or airways

* A towel



* A pair of traditional swimming trunks

* No Bermuda or long shorts are allowed, as these are dangerous.

* A swimming hat is required to be worn if hair covers the eyes or airways

* A towel


Goggles are only permitted for medical reasons. Parents must produce a letter from either a Doctor or Optician to state that your child has a medical condition and is required to wear goggles in the school swimming lesson.