|Welcome to SWIMBRIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL, Devon, England - the top Primary School in the South-West (25th in England) in the 2003 primary league tables. 5th in Devon in 2005 and 2006. Recommended in the Good Schools Guide|
Nestling in the rolling North Devon Countryside, Swimbridge C.E. Primary School has been a centre for local education since the 1790s when it was established in the 'Old Schoolroom' adjacent to the Parish Church.
It occupied its present interesting Victorian building in 1866. This has since been extended and modified to provide a welcoming educational environment for children in the new millennium. In 2003 the school was further extended with a new admin block.
The school caters for children from the age of just under 5 to 11+. The 80 or so pupils are arranged into three classes, each with its own teacher, along with part time staff who further extend the curriculum and provide additional support.
We hope you find this web site informative and interesting.
We can be contacted through
*the Enquiry Page (see panel)
* by post:
Mr. G. Reed Headteacher
Swimbridge C.E. Primary School
North Devon. EX32 OPJ
School Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Fax / Telephone: 01271 830 437
|By clicking on the photographs on this site you will often come across additional pictures and photographs.|
Pages with an alternating sun and moon indicate that they are designed to help children with their studies - like interactive worksheets or on line teaching aids. These pages are particularly useful for individual research work.
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OUR SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT
*Swimbridge School aims to provide a happy, secure and caring environment where each child has the opportunity to develop his, or her true potential.
*We seek to develop in each child a sense of achievement, encouraging high expectations and self esteem within a framework which promotes attitudes of mutual respect and responsibility.
*Christian values are built into the ethos and teaching. The school aims to give high priority to the spiritual and moral development of all in its care.
*We see education as a partnership between children, staff, parents and governors and encourage the involvement of all families, and the wider community, in all aspects of the life of the school.
Under the picture you can click to view a map of our locality, to different scales. From here you can also find information about local places of interest and even access local and national weather forecasts. Is there a chance of a wet playtime at school today? This web site can tell us.
|****************************LIMERICKS TO ENJOY********************************|
To celebrate World Book Day Class 4 wrote some limericks and published in their own book: A World Book of Limericks.
Here are just a few. We hope you enjoy them.
Teddy bears are often so fluffy
You can get some that are quite puffy
You get them in books
You get them from cooks
You can get a teddy called Muffy
I went to see the River Nile
And took with me my old mate Kyle
He slipped into the river
And clogged up his liver
He was dead - floating for a mile.
In an old town called Blink
Lives John - who likes coke to drink
He likes lots of dogs
But doesn't like frogs
And he doesn't likes cats that are pink!
In dismal, dusky, dark Delhi
Lived Sangit, who loved eating jelly
He bought some more
From the lady next door
Who poured it into his wellie!
Sausage and chips are so tasty
But they can sometimes can be a bit pasty
With beans they are nice
Still better with rice
To eat them you should not be too hasty
Living close to India's capital, Delhi
Was an Indian elephant called Ellie
He loved to eat fruit
And wore a big welly boot
But never ate strawberry jelly
A Dutch lady had a new baby.
And her second name was Swaby
She has a new bottle.
Which she wants a lot-le.
Filled up with hot milk maybe ?
In India's north, New Delhi
Lived an old lady called Kelly
She fell out of bed
Violently onto her head
And smashed the top of her telly
I went to the hot land of Spain
And I got a very painful pain
I fell down the stairs
And I lost all my hairs
So flew home in a rather old plane
A fat young alien from Mars
Loves to eat lots of chocolate bars
And gets very fat
Sitting on a mat
Eating mars bars under the stars
There was a girl with big curls
She like eating fresh chocolate pearls
She went to her bed
Got a bump on her head
When she fell down the stairs, with some twirls.
London is such a massive city
The people there drive cars so pretty
The cars go quite slow
Like they're driving in snow
So much traffic- what a great pity!
Andrew and Robert
Jo and Emma went on hols to France
Where they hoped to learn to dance
They went to Majorca
Where they didn't ought-a
And were seen on TV., by chance
Emma, Zoe and Joanne
I went to the Island of White
I flew my red and yellow kite
It flew a long way
Came back the next day
Wearing a new pair of tights!!
I went to the hot land of Spain
And got whipped by a big cane
I jumped out of bed
And found I was dead
So I flew home in a coffin plane
Near Sydney there lived old Sidney
Who regularly ate steak and kidney
But they gave him old beef
Which broke half his teeth
He exclaimed, " You're trying to kid me!"