The Big Splash


The Big Splash Fundraiser.

The Ryleys School has benefited from an outdoor pool for over 100 years offering seasonal swimming to its pupils in beautiful private garden surroundings.

Despite the pool being modernised over the years, maintained well and water kept at a warm temperature, the variable Cheshire weather means that often swimming lessons are cancelled and our water based sports opportunities are limited to the summer term only. Understanding the considerable benefits of swimming for physical and mental health, the school has researched various options available to increase the swimming opportunities for our pupils.

A swimming pool with retractable roof, similar to that which The Ryleys School is seeking to fund for their poolAfter careful consideration, the school plans to build a state of the art pool enclosure over our existing swimming pool with fully retractable roof and sides.

This impressive building will not only enable all year round swimming but retain the tradition and benefits of swimming in the fresh air when the weather permits.

Nationally, there is a shortage of access to pools and swimming lessons. We are certain this development will not only significantly improve the offering to our existing and future families, will considerably improve our green status and our positive impact on the local community.



Let's Make A Big Splash Together:

All About The Big Splash

The Ryleys School "Big Splash" fundraiser for swimming pool logoThe project 

  • Fully insulated and heated pool building with retractable roof and sides in the existing location of the outdoor pool
  • Refurbished pool surrounds and tiling
  • Upgraded pump room for improved water management
  • Access to changing and toilet facilities

Benefits for pupils

  • Timetabled swimming lessons all year round for pupils
  • After school swimming clubs for all age groups
  • Swimming lessons for Nursery pupils upwards, not only from Pre-Reception upwards
  • Attendance to county and national swimming galas
  • Addition of year round water based team sports clubs such as water polo and synchronized swimming
  • Swim-safe training added curriculum for all pupils age 7 and above

Benefits for the community

  • Pool access for locally based swim instructors during weekends and evenings
  • Pool hire options for birthday parties for the local community during holiday periods and weekends
  • Local job opportunities for pool maintenance, lifeguarding and cleaning
  • Improved energy efficiency, reduction in heat loss, and positive environmental impact

Timescales and costs

The project is estimated to cost around £250,000 and will be completed as soon as the funds have been raised, hopefully to be open no later than September 2024.

Make A Donation

The Ryleys School headteacher, Julia LangfordThe Big Splash project is a really exciting project for The Ryleys School and one which I look forward to supporting over the coming months. We are certain the pupils and teachers will enjoy taking part in the numerous fundraising activities planned across the coming year and we look forward to watching our totaliser grow over the coming months.

Julia Langford, HeadTeacher

To speak directly with Julia about how you would like to support The Big Splash, please call 01625 583241 or send her an email via our main office.

Email Julia Langford

Our Progress

Opportunities To Support The Big Splash

  • Pupil-led fundraising - our social committee are planning a series of bake sales, movie nights and challenges to enable existing families to support the project
  • Financial donations - along with pupil-led fundraising activities, local businesses and community groups are invited to support this project in return for local PR and inclusion in our 'Wall of Fame' thank you board located within the pool building
  • Name the pool – make a real impact and have your business sponsor the name of our pool and benefit from considerable local PR to our families and local community
  • Contribute services or resources - discounted or donated services and resources to support this project will be greatly appreciated
  • Hire the pool - for those interested in securing access for external swimming lessons after the project is completed, early booking discounted rates are available

Kayaking club in The Ryleys School pool

All other offers of support are welcomed, we would love to chat with you about how you'd like to get involved with The Big Splash so please do get in touch.




Latest News On The Big Splash: