Personal Development
Our school goes beyond the expected, so that pupils have access to a wide, rich set of experiences!

Our school consistently promotes the extensive personal development for all our pupils. Our school goes beyond the expected, so that pupils have access to a wide, rich set of experiences. Opportunities for our pupils to develop their talents and interests are of exceptional quality. We find the talent in everyone!

Swillington Primary School provides rich experiences in a coherently planned way, in the curriculum and through extra-curricular activities.

Enrichment Afternoon 1.30-3.00pm

All pupils are able to choose the activity that they want to explore further. Pupils are able to change their enrichment activity each half term.

Over one part of an afternoon a week, we offer a range of enrichment activities:

  • Exploring Culture
  • British Sign Language
  • First Aid
  • Sporting skills
  • Clay modelling
  • Painting
  • Performing arts
  • Music
  • Habitat building
  • Sewing
  • Cooking

Art Enrichment Club

British Sign Language Enrichment Class

After School Clubs

We have a wide range of after-school clubs. The clubs will start after school and finish at 4.15pm.

We are fundraising for new lunchtime play equipment, so we will be charging £1 per week for every child attending a club. We also offer funded spaces.

Please contact the office if you would like your child to join any of the after-school clubs.

School Council/Pupil Leaders

We have a range of Pupil Leaders at Swillington Primary School.

  • Digital Leaders-Responsible for ensuring our computing equipment is ready for the day.
  • School Office Leaders-Responsible for answering the main office phone and taking messages over lunch time.
  • Music Leaders-Responsible for setting up steel pans and our music sessions.
  • Play Leaders- Responsible for supporting positive play at lunch times.

Pupils learn how to make a 3 course meal at our linked High School.
One of our many school trips! Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Application timetable

The below timetable applies to applications made to Leeds City Council. If you apply to another local authority, they may have different dates

Admissions Timetable (2024 start)
Applications Open
1 November 2023
Deadline date for applications for Reception places in September 2024
15 January 2024
Late applications
12 February 2024
National Offers Day
16 April 2024
Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (please return appeal forms to the academy)
14 May 2024
Date on which Year Reception appeal hearings will be held
June – July 2024
Appeal decision letters to be sent
Within 5 working days from date of hearing wherever possible

School Council/Pupil Leaders

We have a range of Pupil Leaders at Swillington Primary School.

  • Digital Leaders-Responsible for ensuring our computing equipment is ready for the day.
  • School Office Leaders-Responsible for answering the main office phone and taking messages over lunch time.
  • Music Leaders-Responsible for setting up steel pans and our music sessions.
  • Play Leaders- Responsible for supporting positive play at lunch times.

Mr Cahill

Leadership Team

Head Teacher

NPQH, Child Protection and Maths Lead

Mrs McEvoy

Leadership Team
Teachers

Deputy Headteacher

English Leader. DDSL

Mrs Monks

Administration and Facilities Team
Leadership Team

School Business Manager

Miss Bradley

Teachers

Tiger Class Teacher

DSL

Mrs Brown

Support Staff

Learning Mentor

DSL

Miss Buchanan

Teachers

Penguin Class Teacher

Miss Campy

Teachers

Geography lead (MAT leave 23-24)

Miss Fairhead

Support Staff

Mrs Hebdon-Mount

Support Staff

Mrs Hemsworth

Teachers

Polar Bear Class Teacher

Music lead

Mrs Hilton

Support Staff

Polar Bear Class Lead

R.E. lead

Mr Hodgson

Teachers

Elephant Class Teacher

Computing Lead

Mrs Hopkins

Support Staff

Mrs Hoult

Support Staff

Mrs Kitchingman

Support Staff

Miss Knight

Teachers

Dolphin Class Teacher

History Lead

Mrs McGrath

Support Staff

Mrs Millington

Support Staff

Mrs Moss

Administration and Facilities Team

Administrator

Mrs Neesam

Teachers

Science and Geography Lead

Mrs Payne

Support Staff

Mrs Ramsdale

Administration and Facilities Team

Cleaner

Mrs Rhodes

Teachers

SENDco

Mrs Richardson

Support Staff

Mrs Rush

Administration and Facilities Team

Facilities Assistant

Miss Shann

Support Staff

Mrs Street

Support Staff

Mrs Tabbasum

Teachers

Art, Design and Technology lead

Miss Wilson

Teachers

Snow Leopards Class Lead

Early Years & PSHE lead

Mrs Parrish

Support Staff

P.E Lead

Miss Garside

Teachers

Lions Class Teacher

Spanish Lead

Mrs Gill

Support Staff

Miss Espley

Support Staff

Miss Rush

Administration and Facilities Team
Support Staff

Our Aims & Values

Success and Respect for All.

We exist to provide a cradle-to-career education that allows our children to enjoy lives of choice and opportunity.

Our pupils uphold our values by:

Stay Safe

  • Follow school rules
  • Wash our hands regularly
  • Helping others in need
  • Crossing roads carefully
  • Reporting things online we do not like
  • Don't talk to strangers

Respect our environment

  • Keeping our classrooms/ work spaces tidy
  • We don't ignore it, e.g. untidy lockers
  • Using the correct bins for recycling
  • Looking after our school chickens
  • Helping our parents at home to keep the house tidy

Imagine the possibilities

  • Ask questions
  • Think about what job/career I want when I am older
  • Take part in a range of school clubs
  • If we work hard... anything is possible
  • Taking part in visits

Tolerance

  • Be kind to others
  • Positive language
  • Equality for all
  • Understand change may happen
  • Welcome new friends to our school
  • Positive mindset
  • Being kind to our siblings at home
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