Issue 1015: 08th September 2023


Welcome Back

I hope you all managed to have a restful summer break and enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with your family and friends.  It was lovely to welcome our pupils and students back to school this week, especially our new Year 7s and Year 12s.  We have all been very impressed with how well they have settled into life at Sweyne Park and do hope that they have enjoyed their first week.  We wish everyone a happy and successful year ahead.

Welcome to New Staff

Although we were sad to say goodbye to some of our teachers at the end of the summer, I am delighted to welcome the following new members of staff to Sweyne Park:

Mr Andrews Head of PE
Mr Awosanmi Science
Mr Bias Geography
Mrs Cajee MFL
Ms Cooke Head of Health & Social Care
Ms Darlington English
Mr De Vere Maths
Mr Hawkings Science
Mr Katadi Science
Mrs Phillips Head of Geography
Ms Rees Maths
Ms Salinas ICT
Mr Shaikh Maths
Ms Terry PE
Mrs Wall Head of Psychology
Mr Woodward English & Media


Parking around the School Site

Please can I remind parents and carers to be mindful of our neighbours when dropping off and/or collecting their children from school.  Please do ensure that you park with care and consideration so as to avoid blocking our neighbours’ driveways or causing congestion.  At present there are extensive roadworks taking place in Pearsons Avenue and Vernon Avenue and so I would be grateful if you would please keep this in mind and take extra care when parking in the vicinity of the school.

Open Evening

We are holding our annual Open Evening on Tuesday 26th September, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.  As we have done on previous occasions, in order to allow staff to prepare for the event, school will finish at 12.30pm on that day.  We will welcome all pupils and students back to school at the usual time of 8.35 am on Wednesday 27th September.

Who to Contact

In order to ensure the most effective levels of communication, please can I remind you of the following email/telephone numbers which should be used for different school related issues.


If you need to report your child absent, please call or email our Attendance Team on 01268 780293 or at  We ask that daily absence be reported as soon as possible and by no later than 8.00am.


For all and any general pupil related matters, including lost property, uniform etc. please contact our team in Pupil Services who will always be happy to assist.  Their direct email is


If you have an IT related issue, including any problems regarding login details for Oulook/Satchel One etc. please contact our IT Team on


For all other queries, please contact our Main Office on the main school number, 01268 784721.  Unless your query is urgent we would be grateful if you would avoid calling at the busiest times of the day, i.e. after 10.00am and before 3.00pm. You call also email general enquiries to


For the benefit of our new parents/carers, please click here to access our Communications Policy.  The Appendices provide useful provide guidance as to who to contact here at the school for academic, pastoral and any other enquiries.

Coming Soon

We have a number of events planned for the next few weeks, details of which you will find on the Trips & Events page under the “News & Events” page of our website.

Tuesday 12th September Welcome to Year 11 evening – starting at 6pm
Thursday 14th September Chateau Trip Information evening – starting at 6pm
Monday 18th September Welcome to Year 7 evening – starting at 6pm
Thursday 21st September Welcome to Year 12 evening – starting at 6pm
Tuesday 26th September Open Evening 6pm – 8.30pm (pupils will finish school at 12.30pm)




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