At Swillington Primary School, our mission is to provide a transformative cradle to career education that allows our children to enjoy lives of choice and opportunity.

Our flexible and exciting curriculum allows us to find the talent in all children. Our curriculum offers a broad range of opportunities to ensure that our children are:

  • Being tolerant
  • Respecting their environment
  • Imaging the possibilities
  • Keeping safe


  • We are explicit in the way that behaviour routines are taught. We believe that strong behaviour management systems underpin all learning.
  • Our drivers are at the heart of everything that we teach so that we can nurture well-rounded individuals with a wider understanding of the world that they live in.
  • We use White Rose Maths to support our teaching and learning of mathematics. We use Talk 4 Writing to support our teaching and learning of writing.
  • All lessons are planned with hooks and real life, practical learning so that the children can see what is in it for them.
  • We immerse our children in high-level, subject specific vocabulary so that they develop a rich vocabulary and become confident, literal individuals.
  • We explicitly teach the skills of a geographer, scientist, historian and artist so that children can identify their own talent and imagine the possibilities for themselves as individuals.
  • Our curriculum is organised coherently so that children can build on previous learning.


Children will know more, remember more and be able to articulate this clearly. Their learning opportunities will allow them to understand the world that they live in more clearly. They will be tolerant, respect their environment, keep safe and imagine the possibilities.

Additional information about our curriculum can be obtained by contacting the school office.


Term dates 2023-24

Holiday Dates

Term Dates

Autumn Term 1

Monday 4 September to Friday 27 October

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Monday 19 February to Thursday 28th March

Monday 8 January to Friday 9 February

Monday 6 November to Friday 22 December

Monday 15 April to Friday 24 May

Spring Term 2

Christmas Holidays

Monday 25 December to Friday 5 January

Half Term

Monday 30 October to Friday 3 November

Half Term

Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February

Summer Term 1

Easter Holidays

Friday 29th March to Friday 12 April

Summer Term 2

Half Term

Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May

Summer Holidays

Monday 22 July to Friday 30 August

Monday 3 June to Friday 19 July

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


  • 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

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

We would love to hear from you.

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