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Welcome to Swillington Primary School. I am extremely privileged to be headteacher here at Swillington Primary School, where we find the talent in everyone! We believe in 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.

The Swillington ethos statement is: Finding the talent in everyone.

I am truly inspired by this ethos statement and my personal leadership vision is to extend this principle further; to realise that by learning and living together with respect, each one of us within the community becomes greater in terms of understanding our potential. We become a community of great individuals operating with success and each making our unique, respectful contribution to our environment.

My aim is to discover the unique voice within each child and for them to imagine the possibilities that their education can bring to them. Through education, we have the gift of inspiring love of learning; creativity and the courage to make positive choices to build the future. We need clear and consistent systems and measures so that we can report the progress and achieve strong outcomes through feedback and purposeful planning. To do this, we need to value our staff and give them the opportunities to be their best so that they can work in partnership with parents and carers to give each one of our children the very best foundation to take them forward so that they can stay safe and live their best lives.

I believe strongly in the power of diversity, inclusion, tolerance and the innate potential of every child. With the talented and passionate team at Swillington we will build on the clear and consistent systems already in place to ensure that the school continues to go from strength to strength to achieve the highest standards possible for all our pupils.

Due to COVID-19, The past couple of years have given our school community many challenges, but due to the strength of our team and families, we have got through it together smiling.

To really fully appreciate our wonderful school why not arrange to visit us.

Mr Mark Cahill


Brigshaw Partnership Vision and Values

Brigshaw Partnership Vision and ValuesWe're proud to belong to the Brigshaw Partnership, working together with six other school, sharing our experiences, expertise and resources to provide exceptional education and opportunities in our community. The Brigshaw Values are:


We are one team with one goal, unapologetically ambitious for all in the belief that every child can achieve, regardless of their background or socio-economic status. We work with each other and for each other.


We give 100% effort. We don’t make excuses or give up when it’s hard, embracing challenges as opportunities for growth. We know success is achieved incrementally.


We are open about our successes and areas for growth and take responsibility to become better, every day.


Term dates 2022-23

Holiday Dates

Term Dates

Autumn Term 1

Tuesday 6 September to Friday 21 October

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Monday 20 Feb to Friday 31 March

Wednesday 4 January to Friday 10 February

Monday 31 October to Friday 16 December

Monday 17 April to Friday 26 May

Spring Term 2

Christmas Holidays

Monday 19 December to Monday 2 January

Half Term

Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October

Half Term

Monday 13 February to Friday 17 February

Summer Term 1

Easter Holidays

Monday 3 April to Friday 14 April

Summer Term 2

Half Term

Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June

Summer Holidays

Wednesday 26 July to Friday 1 September

Monday 5 June to Tuesday 25 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 (2023 start)
Applications Open
1 November 2022
Deadline date for applications for Reception places in September 2022
15 January 2023
Late applications
12 February 2023
National Offers Day
17 April 2023
Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (please return appeal forms to the academy)
16 May 2023
Date on which Year Reception appeal hearings will be held
June – July 2023
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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