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.
Children who read or are read to regularly have the opportunity to open the doors to so many different worlds!
More importantly, reading will give your child the tools to become an independent, lifelong learner.
We develop early readers by:
At Swillington Primary School, we use Read Write Inc Phonics (RWI) to give your child the best possible start with their English development.
Read Write Inc (RWI) is a complete phonics literacy programme which helps all children learn to read fluently and at speed so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary and spelling. The programme is designed for children aged 4-7. However, at Swillington Primary School, we begin the programme in Nursery and will continue teaching RWI to children beyond the age of 7, as we use a stage, not age, approach.
RWI was developed by Ruth Miskin, and more information on this can be found here.
We have been working closely with the Jerry Clay Academy, funded by the Department for Education to support schools in achieving excellence in teaching reading and early language development. We started our journey and staff training for Read Write Inc during the Summer Term of 2021. This was a vital process to ensure that our delivery today is the best it can be!
Mrs McEvoy is our Read Write Inc lead teacher. If you have questions about RWI, contact the school, which can refer you to Mrs McEvoy.
All pupils are able to choose the activity that they want to explore further.
On a Friday afternoon, we offer a range of enrichment activities:
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 will be charging £1 per week for every child attending a club.
Please contact the office if you would like your child to join any of the after-school clubs.
Choir for all classes
Technology Club for Tiger and Elephant classes
Multi Games for Penguins, led by Premier Sports
Art Club for Tiger and Elephant Classes
Football Club for Lion Class
Multi Games for Lion and Turtle Class, led by Leeds United
Cheer Leading for Lion and Turtle Class
Multi Games for Elephant Class led by Premier Sports
Children may either eat a dinner provided by Catering Services which conforms to recommended nutritional standards, or they may bring a packed lunch. Children will be offered water or fruit juice to drink. For special diets and vegetarian meals please make enquiries at the school.
Children in Snow Leopard Class and Northern Hemisphere are entitled to a free school meal every day.
Whether they have a school dinner or a packed lunch, we encourage children to eat all their food as we are working hard to prevent waste and teach children about the importance of sustainability (not to mention the importance of a healthy diet!). You can view Swillington Primary’s School Food policy on the Policies and Procedures page.
Monday 4 September to Friday 27 October
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
Monday 25 December to Friday 5 January
Monday 30 October to Friday 3 November
Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February
Friday 29th March to Friday 12 April
Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May
Monday 22 July to Friday 30 August
Monday 3 June to Friday 19 July
Here are our curricular plans for each class. This year we are currently on cycle B.
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:
The below timetable applies to applications made to Leeds City Council. If you apply to another local authority, they may have different dates