Making Connections

Basic Skills

Outdoor Learning





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 S Leaver & Mrs K McCall: Acting Head Teachers

ATTENDANCE – week ending 07/12/2018

  • Reception 89.2%
  • Year 2 97%
  • Year 4 91%
  • Year 6 94%
  • Year 1 97.5%
  • Year 3 95%
  • Year 5 84%
  • Whole School Last Year 95.3%

Every Lesson Counts...

discover what our classes have been learning below


Nursery children in Chopwell Woods

All our Nursery children visited Chopwell woods today.The little ones chose a wonderful tree for their classroom and had great fun playing games and participating in the festive activities on offer.Photographs can be seen in the website gallery. J...

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Cycle Training Update

We are nearing the end of our on-road cycle training. Pupils have learned where to position themselves when riding on the road and how to observe traffic, signal and manoeuvre safely. Children who have completed the course have gained in confidence and learned how to...

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Educational visits

Year 5 / 6 have a number of visits occuring in the next few weeks. Thursday 3rd December is our visit to a mosque, then to Birtley East to meet our linking school partners. Tuesday 8th December we are off to the Baltic Art Gallery and Gateshead Visitors Centre.This is...

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Christmas Card Competition

All our children entered a competition to design a christmas card for Holy Trinity Church /St Cuthberts Church to invite parishoners to religious services over the christmas period. Adrian Thorpe, the vicar at Holy Trinity, came into school to present prizes....

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Young Enterprise

Mr Williams, a business and ICT teacher from Emmanuel College came in to Y5/6 today to introduce pupils to important aspects of global trade.The aim is that through this programme, pupils will begin to recognise the important part education can play in determining...

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Sage Trip

Three of our Year 2/3 pupils were invited to the Sage on Thursday.The lucky three,Reece, Demi and Will had a wonderful time learning how to dance in wellies, play drums and sing African songs.They mixed with children from other Gateshead schools and all agreed that it...

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