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All you need to know – West Gate School

Glenfield Road, Leicester LE3 6DG

We can’t wait to welcome you to Puddle Ducks at West Gate School – in the meantime, here’s some information that we hope you find useful. Have a splashtastic time!

Location: West Gate School

Parking: There is free car parking on site

Essential Information:

  •  Please use the Community Access Door (NOT the main school entrance) to gain access to the pool. This entrance is key card controlled and our Poolside Assistant will let you in and guide you to the appropriate changing rooms
  • Under no circumstances should any food or drink be consumed in the changing rooms, by your child or yourself, other than if you need to breast or bottle feed your baby
  • As the pool is heavily utilised, please observe that changing times are limited to 15 minutes before and after your lesson
  • A well-fitting (tight) neoprene swim nappy or costume – available to purchase from the Puddle Ducks shop, must be worn with a disposable swim nappy or one of our environmentally friendly Nappy Wraps & Liners underneath until the child is dry. Why not buy one of our great value Baby Swimming Kits which contain everything you need for your swim lesson?

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks have exclusive use of the entire pool during hire times

Changing rooms: There are two sets of male and female changing facilities; on entering, please use the DRY side changing rooms (as directed by the Poolside Assistant) and transfer your clothes and items to the WET side changing facilities before entering the pool hall. This is small family changing room with a disabled changing bed which can be used for changing babies. Lockers are available.

Spectators: Spectators are welcome and there is a small bench poolside but all spectators MUST remove their shoes before entering the pool hall.

Technical Information:

  •  Pool temperature:        34-36°C
  •  Pool dimensions:          12m x 5m
  •  Depth:                         1.0m to 1.3m
  •  Maximum Class Ratio: Up to 10 Child/Adult pairs : 1 teacher (All Preschool classes)
  •  Maximum 8 children:2 teachers or 4 children: 1 teacher SA levels 1 and 2 and 10:2 SA level 3 and 4
  •  Poolside Assistant: There are 2 Puddle Ducks Poolside Assistants at this venue at the weekend and 1 for Wednesday classes.


Helping you to make your special time last even longer…that’s the Puddle Ducks’ difference

We like to make life fun and easy for our Puddle Ducks customers so here are some local places we think you and your children may like. You could even meet up before or after the class with your Puddle Ducks classmates.

Closest Café and Play Park:

There is a café and play park at Western Park, just across the road from the school.

Closest Soft Play:

360 Play Leicester (LE19 1JZ) and Busy Knees – Wacky Warehouse (LE19 1LW) are both located on or near Meridian Way, Leicester  – 2.7miles from the school.