Circusology at Swallowdale

We were delighted to welcome Alex Pletscher from Circusology to our school last week.  The visit began with an extremely entertaining assembly performance during which Alex demonstrated a variety of equipment and skills. The laughter and appreciation of the children and staff filled the hall as Alex juggled, unicycled and made things look far too easy! Each class then had workshop time with Alex involving amusing but challenging activities which also developed balance and hand eye co-ordination. A great experience for all involved and the children are asking when they can do it all again.

Sports Relief 2016

Sport Relief – Golden Miles with Swallowdale Smiles

Supervised superbly by children from year 5, who are acting as sport leaders, all children began their Golden Miles on Friday in support of Sport Relief. We ran laps inside the large hall and out on the playground with children collecting tokens for completing laps.

Together, we collected over £180 in donations for Sport Relief so thank you very much for your continued support. 

Young Voices 2016

Every year, schools across the country practise music in class with their teachers to prepare them to participate in massive concerts across the country.Fifty eight children from Swallowdale Primary School and six members of staff were delighted to recently visit the Genting Arena in Birmingham to perform in the Young Voices concert as part of a 6500 strong choir.  Young Voices combines the power of singing together as one, with accompaniment from a wide range of musicians and artists, to create an amazing performance.  This year we were fortunate to perform with the internationally acclaimed conductor David Lawrence and Laura Wright who had also performed at the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup.  The experience was unforgettable and we are hoping to return again next year.

Here are some of the comments made by our Young Voices choir:

I really enjoyed Young Voices and the experience was delightful! I loved the dancers and beatboxing. I will definitely go again next year and I would recommend going if you haven’t already been! Without any doubt, my favourite part of the day is having the opportunity to be with your friends and having the time of your lives. I have already bagsied a spot for next year!

Young Voices this year was an amazing day and we all had so much fun. The experience was incredible and I would definitely recommend going. The noise of all of the schools singing and the glow in the dark T-shirts looked amazing when the lights went out.        

Young Voices was the best day and night ever! It was magical because it was like you are singing on stage. Making the day even more fantastic is that you get to sing with all of your friends! My favourite part was when we were dancing with Andy.


World Book Day 2016 – Creating Books in Boxes

We were delighted to see the amazing creations the children brought into school to celebrate World Book Day.  We could not believe how imaginative the books in boxes were and the attention to detail was astonishing.  The children (and helpers) had obviously had great fun making their books come to life – thank you! The children shared and talked about their creations in class and we celebrated with a whole school assembly. The most difficult part of the day was selecting a winning box from each year group. 


Swallowdale Reading Champions

We were delighted on Friday to present the first bronze badges as part of the school’s reading reward scheme.

We are very appreciative of the support given by parents and carers, hearing the children read at home and signing reading diaries which are checked weekly at school.

There are plenty of wrist band and badge rewards still to aim for and of course, reading is its own reward for life.





Swallowdale Supports Children in Need

This year we held our first Swallowdale BIG BAKE SALE – all cakes were provided by the children and their families. We were so impressed with everyone’s enthusiasm and contributions. The bake sale was co-ordinated by three of our year 6 children supported by younger children in the school who ran the stalls, collected the money and tidied up! We sold the cakes during our school break time and after school to parents.

We also held a Go Spotty Day and children were encouraged to come to school wearing spotty clothes or accessories to show their support. The outfits were incredible! Children brought in further donations and we held a whole school assembly to discuss how the money is used by the charity and to celebrate our success.

The smiles on the children’s faces when they entered the school hall and saw the amazing variety of cakes on offer was a delight to see. As a school we show our true strength when our children, their families and our staff work together.

In total we raised over £400.

Well done everyone!

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