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Our school is open for key worker, vulnerable and SEND pupils at this time.
If you need to contact the school, please call 01271 830 437 between the hours of 9am - 3pm weekdays only, or email and a member of staff will get in touch. Please note that this email address is monitored weekdays from 8.30am - 4.30pm only.
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Welcome to Our Website
We hope you enjoy browsing our website and find all the information you need about our wonderful small rural primary school in North Devon.
If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Tibbles, the Headteacher, or Mrs Bull our Administrator.
Swimbridge CE Primary School is an 'OUTSTANDING' school
(Ofsted, 2013 and SIAMS, 2018)
If you would like a copy of the School Improvement Plan, please contact the school office.
Swimbridge Church of England
Swimbridge is a small village four miles from the market town of Barnstaple in North Devon. We are a small school set by the roadside just three minutes on foot to the village centre, with views of the surrounding hills. Our original building dates back to 1866, but we have added to this over the years to provide new learning spaces and facilities for our 110 children. Our on-site grounds are small but provide three playgrounds and a woodland garden and just across the road we have a large playing field and nature area.
We are part of a thriving local community and our school maintains an outstanding reputation, with our pupils' achieving excellent progress throughout the school.
As well as our academic success, there is so much more to discover about what makes Swimbridge School so special. We pride ourselves on our Christian Vision which aims to inspire, enable and educate for 'Life in all its Fullness' by teaching a topic based curriculum that contains high quality content, delivered through creative, rich and practical experiences; underpinned with the development of core academic skills in literacy and numeracy. We incorporate outdoor learning, visits and visitors, together with hands on experience as much as possible in order to develop the whole child.
We have a school council who are actively involved in activities, collective worship and projects that continue to develop our school.
Our children are proud to have been able to raise money for many charities, including supporting children through Action Aid for a number of years.
" I am constantly impressed by the school and its staff"
"I was really impressed with how calm and independent the children and class were."
Year 2 Parent
(I am) "Proud to have chosen such an amazing school for my kids...Credit goes to all the staff at Swimbridge who are total Trojans (round of applause). Thank you for being so great."
Year 3 & 5 Parent
"I left my only child, aged 4, into the company of strangers. She walked in…sat down and never looked back. Now 7 years later, I am given a mature, well balanced 11 year old…. You have given her the skills to go forward and live a good life. Thank you."
Year 6 Parent
Click above for link to Cool Kids Club
If you would like paper copies of any of the information contained within this website, then please get in touch with our school office, who will gladly provide you with the information you need.