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A Message from The Executive Headteacher

Welcome to Swell CofE Primary School rated 'good' by Ofsted November 2016. Swell is one of three schools of which I am Executive Headteacher within The North Cotswold Schools Federation (NCSF). The NCSF was officially formed on 01st September 2016. Since this time, the federation has grown from strength to strength providing wonderful opportunities across all of our schools for all of our children and working together to enhance pupil opportunities where appropriate.



I feel immensely fortunate to have a wonderful staff team to work with; some of whom are joining us for the first time this year and others who have been working within the three schools for some time. We have a broad array of skills which we use to share best practice across NCSF. As NCSF we are able to offer ‘the best of both worlds.' Individually, we are able to maintain all of the uniqueness of a small Church school with nurturing environments, but within NCSF also offer the benefits of greater resources, broader ranging staff with varying skills and a further wealth of opportunities for the children to enjoy together.


I lead the five schools moving between the sites supported by my Head of School when I am not on site. Together we aim to provide a safe, enjoyable and stimulating environment, where children are motivated to become independent learners and thinkers with high expectations. We recognise that your child is unique and we will do our best to ensure that your child makes the most of their abilities.


As you read through these pages you will gain some insight into why we believe Swell CofE Primary School is a special place. However, visiting this website is no substitute for visiting the school, where you will experience the atmosphere and be able to observe the activities in which the children are involved.


I very much look forward to meeting you all and continuing to lead Swell CofE Primary School into its next phase of development. If you are interested in visiting Swell CofE Primary School then please do not hesitate to get in contact with the office to either book an appointment with myself or our Head of School Mrs. Alison Rawlings.


Kind regards


Alexandra Symondson

Executive Headteacher





A message from the Head of School Mrs Alison Rawlings 



I am proud to be the Head of School at Swell. Swell is a small school situated in a beautiful  Cotswold village. We have close community links with the village and frequently use the village hall and Church to support our learning.

When choosing Swell School for your child you join our school family and are nurtured and cared for by all of our school staff. The children receive a broad and balanced education. We are lucky to be shave a school allotment that the children visit weekly where we grow crops and explore the natural environment. . The children are take part in various federation competitions ranging from poetry to ICT. 

If you would like more information about our school please contact our school office via email or phone number. 


01451 830707