Meet our Governors


We are now part of Bradgate Education Partnership. Please click here to see Governance details for the Bradgate Education Partnership.

ianwilkinsonHello, I am Ian Wilkinson and currently Chair of Governors at Swallowdale School.

I have been involved with the school both as a parent (my four children all attended the school) and governor for about 27 years.

There have been many changes, but throughout that time the welfare, safety and educational standards for our children have been uppermost in my mind. I am particularly proud that the last Ofsted inspectors recognised the quality of the school when it considered us to be ‘Outstanding’.

The school is fortunate in having a dedicated governing body, a group of individuals drawn from all walks of life and experiences. It is made up of elected parents, school staff and co-opted representatives who serve for a period of 4 years.

Our role is to work in partnership with the Head teacher to raise standards and performance at Swallowdale. To do this the governors meet as a full body at least once a term in order to support, challenge, plan and monitor all aspects of school activities and to seek the best way forward. Smaller, dedicated committees are involved in financial planning and auditing, the delivery of the curriculum and performance targets, health and safety and the development of Swallowdale’s staff. Strategic long term planning is carried out to ensure the success of the school as it faces the many challenges of the future.

The governing body and Swallowdale’s dedicated staff have a close working relationship which enables us to pursue our common goal, the highest educational standards for your children.


If you would like to contact the Governors please send correspondance to:

Ian Wilkinson Chair of Governors 

Swallowdale School

Dalby Road

Melton Mowbray



The Governing Body

                                                                     Mcmillan         Ritchie           Thornley

                                                                        Mrs J McMillan                     Mr D Ritchie                        Mrs K Thornley

Declaration of Interests

Governance arrangements

News Bulletin

Please remember doors open in Key Stage 2 at 8.35am for registration at 8.45am and Key Stage 1 doors open at 8.50am for registration at 8.55am.


We are now part of the Bradgate Education Partnership. 

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Term Times

Autumn Term 2017

Half Term Monday 16th October to Friday 20th October

School closes Wednesday 20th December

Spring Term 2018

School opens Tuesday 9th January

Half Term Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February

School closes Friday 23rd March

Summer Term 2018

School opens Monday 9th April

Bank Holiday Monday 7th May

Half Term Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June

School closes Friday 13th July

Academic Term Dates 2018-2019