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Ribston Hall High School

Ribston HallHigh School

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Closure of Swimming Pool

The swimming pool at Ribston Hall High School has provided many decades of opportunities for children and adults both within school and the wider community to learn to swim, with swimming lessons taught by Swimwell Teaching Services.

The rising costs of maintaining the fabric of the school buildings and in particular the swimming pool has long been a concern to the management of Ribston Hall High School along with the day-to-day operational running costs.  A recently commissioned building condition survey by the school has revealed that the extent of the works required to enable it to remain open and operating safely and compliant with all relevant health and safety legislation means that it is no longer financially viable for the school to keep the pool open.

The Governing body recognise that this will be a loss to the community as well as Swimwell Teaching Services but need to consider the long term educational and estates vision for the school.  Our main focus moving forward is to develop our current sports provision by updating and modernising the sporting facilities on site that will benefit all our students as well as providing for community use outside of school hours.

This has not been an easy decision and we have carefully reviewed all surveys undertaken by external providers to see if the reparations were feasible but unfortunately this is not possible with the final decision necessary to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of all those who access our school site and in particular the swimming pool.

We thank Swimwell Teaching Services for their patience and understanding whilst the investigative works were undertaken and wish Georgina, Graham and the team at Swimwell Teaching Services all the very best for the future.

Sarah Colombini


1 December 2021