Making Connections

Basic Skills

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Continuous Improvement


Creativity and Learning

Physical Development



Welcome to Swalwell Primary School

VLUU L200 / Samsung L200At Swalwell Primary School we work together to promote learning and achieve the highest standards for every child through high expectations and high quality teaching.

We provide an education that is enjoyable, inclusive, stimulating and challenging and which allows individuals to develop their educational potential and skills for life.

The school promotes fundamental British values and is at the heart of the community and provides a safe, secure and respectful environment which enables pupils to develop emotionally, physically, socially, spiritually and academically.


Mrs J Smith: Head Teacher

ATTENDANCE – week ending 7/09/2018

  • Reception 96%
  • Year 2 87%
  • Year 4 93%
  • Year 6 93%
  • Year 1 86%
  • Year 3 99%
  • Year 5 91%
  • Whole School Last Year 95.3%

Every Lesson Counts...

discover what our classes have been learning below


Saltwell Park – Literacy

Saltwell park was the venue for an exciting literacy/book week event. The Dryden centre at Gateshead had organised a literacy project which encouraged the sharing and reading of books. Staff were dressed as characters from their favourite books and our year 5 class...

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African Day

Year 5 were very lucky to have a visitor in school. Luca, a student who had first hand knowledge of African culture and who had visited the country himself came into school on many occasions to show children African artefacts and to talk about his travels. Masks,...

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Beamish Trip – Year 5

Year 5 had an interesting and stimulating visit to Beamish open air museum. The museum is divided into areas joined by footpaths. In the town pupils saw Georgian houses and shops and were able to purchase sweets from the old-fashioned sweet shop. A visit to the pit...

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Trips and Visits

Evening Chronicle Newsroom In September we visited the Evening Chronicle Newsroom, to professionally produce our own front pages of the 'Swalwell Star.' After preparation work in class we used the same software as journalists to create our news stories and added plug...

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Mini Olympics

Whickham school hosted the mini olympics on July the 1st. This involved year 6 children from cluster primary schools participating in small games events. Although we didn't win medals we had a fabulous afternoon and have lots of good memories. Sun, rain, thunder and...

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Swalwell Primary Sporting events Copy this link into your address bar and see the sporting events we have attended.

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CEOP – Stay Safe Online


The internet can be great fun. You can chat to your friends, play games and learn about new things. But sometimes things happen which can make you upset. People may say mean things which make you feel sad, or you may see something that you don’t like.

If this happens, you must remember it’s not your fault.

TELL AN ADULT YOU TRUST if you are upset or worried about something that has happened to you. They can help you to report it to CEOP.

If you feel in danger phone 999 to speak to the police.

They will make sure you are safe.



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