Stay safe, look after each other, be kind. We are Swaythling Primary!


A village school at the heart of a thriving city


Welcome to Swaythling Primary School

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At Swaythling Primary School our motto is ‘Be Thoughtful’.

You can be thoughtful in two distinct ways:
By being good at thinking and solving problems.
By being considerate of other people.

We ensure that the curriculum and wider learning experiences we provide equip our children to excel in both these definitions of being thoughtful.

We have 5 core values at Swaythling, that enable us to live up to our motto:

Teamwork • Honesty • Innovation • Never giving up • Kindness

In living by these values, we create a happy, caring community of confident learners, where all are welcomed and valued. Motivating and challenging learners in a creative, enjoyable and secure environment, Swaythling develops thoughtful and responsible young people with high self-esteem, and the motivation, skills and knowledge to succeed. By understanding what our children already know, we provide excellent teaching and a passion for bringing a rich and varied curriculum to life. Swaythling has high aspirations for all our learners. We foster a love of learning, and are committed to every learner’s success. An innovative and dynamic school, Swaythling responds positively to a rapidly changing world. We ensure that children develop respect for themselves, each other, their families, their community and the world.

Swaythling Primary School are consulting on their Admissions Policy for the academic year 2022-2023.


The consultation will run for six weeks between 11th December 2020 and 22nd January 2021.


There is one change to the previous policy, introducing .Children of staff at the school where a) the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, and/or b) the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.” as our 4th oversubscription criteria.


We welcome views from any interested parties. Please send any comments to:, stating whether you are a parent/carer of a student at Swaythling Primary School or another school, a local resident, a member of school staff or any other interested party.’

Click below to view/download our current prospectus

Swaythling Prospectus

“The strong ethos of the school helps to create a calm, purposeful but welcoming atmosphere centred on learning. The school’s motto ‘Be Thoughtful’ permeates the actions of pupils and adults… Pupils have highly positive attitudes to learning. They are proud of their learning and their school. They are extremely polite, well-mannered and behave exceptionally well… The behaviour of pupils is outstanding.”

(OFSTED 2016)

Important Message for parents interested in a September 2021 place!

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