Children In Need 2017

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017


Golden Mile Update October 2017

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Golden Mile Update

Dear Partner Schools,

The results are in from this half term and we have some fantastic scores coming in already!

I would like to share some success stories from our first half-term:

  • Martham Primary are currently topping the leader board with 982.07 Miles.
  • 179.12 miles ran by Willow Class at Alderman Swindell
  •  Mrs. Ikidde’s Ibis class running nearly 25% of their entire school total on their own with 114miles

Keep the great work up everyone!

Kind Regards, Sean Baney Health and Well-Being Co-ordinator

Premier Sport, The Kings Centre, 30 Queen Anne’s Road, Great Yarmouth,

Over and Above Awards – 19.10.17

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Each week, as part of the school Behaviour and Discipline Policy, children are awarded raffle tickets for behavior that is “over and above” our normal, high expectations.

A weekly draw is held, usually during Friday’s assembly, and the “over and above” behaviors are celebrated and rewarded with a prize.  However each raffle ticket counts and adds up to a year group winner who is presented with a trophy at the end of the school year.

Cycle Training

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Willow class had the their first cycle training, they have a couple more training sessions before their assessment


School Song

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

On Thursday 28th September the Swindell Primary School community gathered to celebrate our “British Values” achievements.

We are concerned that Norfolk County Council’s reorganisation of Educational Provision in North Yarmouth process is not following the rule of law, is not democratic and has been disrespectful towards our community.  Our questions have been ignored or sidelined and as active citizens we have a right to be heard.  Mrs Sandy Lysaght explained brilliantly how the Save Alderman Swindell Campaign Team had been informing the local residents of the facts known to date, and encouraging them to take part in the consultation.  Children proudly displayed their campaign materials and we concluded the special assembly with our School Song – “We Love Swindell Primary School” .

Please add your voice and join our march on Saturday 30th September 11.00 am from St. George’s Theatre.


Get Wise About Water

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

On 27.09.17  Y1-Y5 watched a performance sponsored by Essex and Suffolk Water “Get Wise About water”.

The show helped the children understand the importance of water and how to use it efficiently.

The Essex and Suffolk Water learning hub supports fun learning for children and their families so why not take a look at


Golden Mile Achievers

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

The children have only been back a few weeks and they have already walked, ran and danced to an impressive 245.57 miles. Keep it up!

Congratulations to Auguste and April who have achieved their next milestone certificates this week.

Year R Celebration

Monday, September 25th, 2017

On Monday 25th September happy children, parents and staff celebrated the best ever EYFS results at Alderman Swindell Primary School and Nursery and the official opening of the refurbished Reception Class.

Attainment in EYFS has been improving year on year and for 2016-17 the Good Level of Development exceeded national average. The dedicated staff were in over the summer holidays rearranging the room after the removal of a wall, an upgrade to the lighting and new furniture. The improved environment provides quality space for each of the different areas of learning which promotes calm yet purposeful learning.  Everyone was delighted that Mrs Wright, a much loved and missed teacher and former EYFS Lead who retired last July was able to come back to cut the ribbon and declare the new room open.  The children particularly enjoyed the bespoke ladybird cupcakes, handcrafted by Miss O’Brien and her daughter Jessica and eaten at the end of the ceremony.


The Three Billy Goats Gruff Performance July 2017

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

On Wednesday 19th July the EYFS Children; Nursery and Reception Classes performed a musical version of ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’.

The children had been working towards this public performance during their weekly music lessons this term with Mr Tim Hodson school’s peripatetic music teacher.

The audience, made up of family and friends, was delighted and greatly impressed by the children’s musical progress.

Child Care Choices

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Please follow the link to find out what Child Care you may be entitled to.