Red Nose Day at Swallowdale

To show our support for Comic Relief, Swallowdale held a non-uniform - Wear Red for Red Nose Day.  Children watched the official videos created for primary schools which highlight the problems and difficulties some people face on a daily basis and how the money raised is used to help others. In addition, we had some fun designing our own red noses and had a name the nose challenge. School staff participated in the Bake –a –Million Challenge which saw our staff room full of delicious cakes! Again, we were amazed by the willingness of our children and parents who demonstrated their support by buying noses and sending in donations – together we have raised over £500. 

World Book Day 2017

Swallowdale became a hive of book related activity today. This began with a Where’s Wally? hunt – children were extremely determined to find him even in the trickiest of places.  Across the school, all of the children and teachers read, listened to stories and worked together.  During the classroom activities, collages and puppets were made, origami dogs were created, puzzles were solved and faces smiled. Overall, stories were brought to life!

Swallowdale raise £2031 for the NSPCC

The NSPCC’s Speak out. Stay safe. programme recently visited our school to make sure our pupils have the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse. This is a nationwide programme for every primary-school-aged child in the UK.

With the help of their friendly mascot Buddy, they presented an assembly to the children in our school with follow up workshops for the older children.

Following this visit, children had the opportunity to take part in a voluntary fundraising event by participating in a ‘Buddy’s Workout’. For some of the children this involved a school dance-a-thon and others completed a challenging circuit course. All of the children enjoyed the experience and at the same time raised a phenomenal sum of money for the NSPCC’s vital work - helping keep even more children safe.

Children are now proudly wearing their ‘Buddy Badges’ around school.

A huge thank you to all Swallowdale families who have supported this campaign with us.

Cake Raffle

A huge thank you to the parents who baked the delicious looking cakes for the February cake raffle and to everyone for taking part and buying a ticket.

We had two very happy and grateful winners from year 2 and year 4 and we raised £131.

If you would like to volunteer to bake a cake for a future raffle please let Mrs Edwards or the Friends of Swallowdale committee know.

Thank you.


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.


School Closes

School finishes Friday 12th October 



We are now part of the Bradgate Education Partnership. 

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Term Times

Autumn Term 2018

Tuesday 28th August

School closes Friday 12th October 2018

Half Term Monday 15th October to Friday 19th October

School closes Thursday 20th December

Spring Term 2019

School opens Tuesday 8th January 2019

Half Term Monday 15th February - Friday 22nd February

School closes Friday 12th April 2019

Summer Term 2019

School opens Monday 29th April

Bank Holiday Monday 6th May

School closes Thursday 23rd May

Half Term Friday 24th May to Friday 31st May

School closes Friday 13th July

Academic Term Dates 2019/2020