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Welcome to Athelney Primary School

Fir Hill Road, Beckenham, SE6 3LD

All you need to know to get ready for your visit to Athelney Primary School

Our lessons at Athelney

4:1 and 2:1 child to teacher ratio

Stages 1, 2 and 3

Monday, Tuesday & Friday

4pm  – 6pm

Great teachers, very good facilities

“My son loved going to classes and feels so confident in water.
Big thanks to Jasmine.” – Barno Rasulova

Nothing short of fantastic

“I enrolled my child in swimming lessons at Cindy’s, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the swimming lessons have been nothing short of fantastic. The instructors are lovely and dedicated. My child went from being nervous around water to feeling a lot more confident. The pool area is clean, well-maintained, and equipped.” – Soledad Vitale

Very good facilities

“Great teachers, very good facilities , my son loved going to classes and feels so confident in water. Big thanks to Jasmine.” – Barno Rasulova

Introducing Athelney Swimming Pool

child swim lesson
stage 1 swim lesson

Our Athelney Primary school pool is a lovely warm pool, local to Beckenham Sydenham, Billingham and Penge. It is also not too far from Crystal Palace. It is a great size for toddlers, pre-school and primary aged children to learn early swimming skills, have fun and build their water confidence. Compared to busy public pools, it really helps the child’s concentration and to feel safe with their swimming teacher.

Our swimming teachers

We have a rota of dedicated swimming teachers at our Athelney swimming pool who are all are either Swim England or Swimming Teachers Association Level 2 qualified or above (or hold equivalent certification).  They all hold relevant first aid certification and all have up to date DBS certificates – to ensure the safety of your children.

Pool Statistics

8m x 4m

Indoor, heated pool

Space for parents to sit on the pool side and watch lessons


Changing rooms and shower facilities

Crash Courses

Find out more about our upcoming school holiday crash courses!

What to bring

Please note the kit you need to bring to your class depends on what pool you are swimming  at and what class-level you are swimming at.  All pupils will need to bring: 

Swimming costumes and towel

It can be useful for changing if this is a poncho style towel although not necessary.


These can be purchased from us if you call the office in advance of your lesson so that we make sure we have the right size for you at the pool.

Label everything

Please label your pupil’s kits and belongings so that you can easily identify them.
Noodle swim stretching out

As prior lessons are likely to be ongoing please aim to arrive at your lesson NO MORE THAN 15 minutes early, allowing you enough time to be changed and ready to begin at your start time.

Please follow the Cindy’s Swim School signage to find the pool. Please make sure to remove your shoes before entering the pool area. We have shoe covers available for use.

The entrance is NOT located at the main entrance of the school. Please see video below which shows the Fir Hill Road entrance. Please ensure you have the gate codes to gain access.

Travel Tips

We’ve included some travel tips below. However, please refer to Transport for London for up to date travel information, as this can change.

Coming by tube / train

The nearest train station is Beckenham Hill Rail Station.

Coming by bus

The following buses serve the area and stop as per the accompanying map.

Riversdale bus map
Coming by car

There is free on street parking and parking available on the school premises.

Map of pool location

The following video shows the pool entrance (also on Google Maps here).

Some suggestions for after your lesson

We encourage our pupils and parents to spend time with each other outside of lessons. There are a number of cafes and parks in the vicinity of all of our pools. So why not suggest to anyone else at the lesson to grab a coffee or visit the local playground.
We are looking to build partnerships with local businesses to help benefit the school. Please do contact the office with any recommendations of places to go after class or services that might be useful to school members.
Baby boy swimming with mother
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