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All you need to know – St Wilfrid’s Catholic School

Cutsyke Road, Featherstone, West Yorkshire, WF7 6BD

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

Location: St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School

Parking: There are two different entrances to the school, which are just a few yards away, please use the main entrance which has an automatic barrier on (which will be up).  Once through the barrier, there is a car park straight in front of you, this can be used as an overflow car park if needed.  Please take the left turn and park in the car park there, near the tennis courts on your left.

Essential information:

  • Swimming at St Wilfrid’s School during COVID-19 - Please read here 
  • Face coverings: While swimming pools aren't specifically mentioned in the list of indoor settings where face coverings are compulsory, we do fall into the category of 'indoor places where social distancing may be difficult and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet'. Therefore, we are making it a requirement for all of our customers to wear a face covering except when they are in the pool.
  • Please do not come onto poolside sooner than 5 minutes before your class to avoid overcrowding and waiting too long on poolside, it gets very warm on there
  • There is very limited space on poolside for spectating, but there is seating and windows to the pool in the dining room (on way to ladies changing room).  There are hot and cold drink machines available too.  SPECTATING IS NOT PERMITTED AT THE MOMENT DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING RESTRICTIONS. 
  • Do not allow children to run around in the school or it’s grounds.  We are guests here and security are on site to keep an eye on things too
  • Strictly no eating or smoking on the grounds
  • A well-fitting neoprene swim nappy must be worn with a disposable swim nappy or one of our environmentally friendly NappyWraps & Liners underneath if your child is in Floaties, Splashers or Kickers and in other programmes if they are not potty/toilet trained.
    You can buy one of our great value Starter packs  which contain everything you need for your swim lesson.
  • Please bring your own changing mat for your convenience 
  •  You can find lots more useful information about attending our swim classes on our FAQs page

Changing rooms: There are separate male and female changing rooms which consist of large communal changing area's, showers and toilets.  There are no lockers, but benches and pegs are there for storage.  

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks have exclusive use at hire times.

Access:  Please remain as quiet as possible on poolside so as not to disturb the class.

Technical information:

  • Pool temperature: 30°C - 31°C

    **Please note at this venue Floaties and Splashers would benefit from wearing an insulated wetsuit for their own comfort, please click HERE for recommend items**

  • Poolside assistant: We have a poolside assistant at all Baby and Pre-school classes
  • Depth: 0.9m slowly graduating to 1.65m at the deep end (roped off at 1.4m)
  • Maximum class ratios:
    • 10 children/adult pairs:1 teacher (Floaties, Splashers & Kickers)
    • 10 children/adult pairs:1 teacher (Little Dippers & Dippers)
    • 4 children:1 teacher (Swim Academy)

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

XScape Yorkshire, Colorado Way, Glasshoughton, Castleford, WF10 4TA

There are lot’s of cafe’s and restaurant’s to choose from here.

Closest soft play

Xplore at Xscape

Other local attractions

Farmer Copley’s - Ravensknowle Farm, Pontefract Road, Purston, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF7 5AF


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