Swimming at Chapter House

Queen Ethelburga’s has an on-site 25-metre swimming pool only a minute’s walk from Chapter House school.


Swim cap, goggles and costume for swimming lessons at QE.

Our dedicated swimming coach teaches a weekly lesson to children from Reception to Year 5 as part of their three hours of physical exercise.

Allowing Every Child To Pursue Their Love For Swimming

Outside of the school day, children can attend general or additional swimming sessions.Your child could also be invited to train with the swimming squad and to compete against other schools. Sessions begin at 06:30 and finish at 19:45, allowing every child to pursue their love for swimming.

Swimming Competitions and Camp QE

Near the end of the year, Chapter House hosts a House Swimming Competition for children in Reception to Year 5 to compete for their houses in a friendly tournament. At the end of the tournament, all House Captains compete in a “horse race” which provides plenty of laughs for the rest of their teammates.

Your child may also use the pool during the holidays as part of Camp QE, a multi-activity day and boarding camp for children ages 5 to 13. Camp QE has a full-length inflatable assault course providing plenty of fun during the camp’s weekly pool party.

Chapter House pupils at a swimming lesson