Swimbridge Church of England Primary is a small village school, situated in a beautiful rural setting in North Devon. It has served its close-knit community for over 150 years. We have around 100 pupils, arranged in four classes who are supported by an experienced, highly skilled team of teachers and enthusiastic support staff. Our dedicated team strive to raise standards and promote a calm and purposeful but stimulating atmosphere which makes learning exciting and enjoyable through high quality lessons within a creative curriculum.
Set in a quiet location, surrounded by beautiful countryside, we offer a historical building with various outdoor areas to learn and play. We have three small playgrounds and a forest school garden area on site and a large school field and nature area just across the quiet village road. We also make good use of the local Jubilee Hall and enjoy celebratory events at St James Church, just a five minute walk away. Indoors, there are classrooms filled with happy, enthusiastic learners surrounded by working walls full of colourful displays of children’s art and writing.
Swimbridge has an outstanding academic reputation, as highlighted in the most recent Ofsted Inspection report, and our SATs results highlight the excellent progress that our pupils achieve in preparation for the next stage in their education. Central to our approach is our vision for education which embraces the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, moral and social development of children. It is our belief that the recognition of all aspects of each child's development is central to their progress and achievement. Through the Thrive approach, we seek to enable the core of the child, ensuring that social and emotional barriers to learning are reduced and children develop resilience that will support them through life.