Issue 1049: 21st June 2024


Stories to Share

We are always interested to hear about all the exciting things our pupils and students do outside of school.  We know that so many are involved in clubs and charities and contribute greatly to the wider community.

If your son/daughter has something they would like to share, please do drop us an email to, so that we can include a short article in the Sweyne Park Times, and/or on our Facebook page, accompanying photos are always welcome!

This can relate to a sporting event, charity work, a project they have been involved in or an interesting experience they would like to share.

Our Facebook page and the Sweyne Park Times really are great forums in which to celebrate all the fantastic successes and achievements of our pupils and students.

Thank you, in advance, for your support.

Summer Concert

I am delighted to announce that we will be holding our annual Summer Concert on Tuesday 16th July.  Doors will open at 5.45pm for a 6.00pm start.

The concert will feature some of our most accomplished soloists and ensembles from all year groups, performing pieces from a wide range of styles and genres.

It will be an excellent chance to see the work that goes on throughout the year in the Music Department.

Tickets will shortly be available via Scopay at £4.00 and, once purchased, can be collected from Pupil Services. I do hope that as many of you as possible will be able to join us.

Change to break time

In order to accommodate our Year 5 tours and Year 6 Induction events and to start to prepare our Year 7 pupils for a shared break in Year 8, from Monday 24th June, all pupils will have their break at 11.00 am.

And Finally….

Have a nice weekend.

Sweyne Park School success in OxBright Essay Competition!


Congratulations to Sweyne Park School Year 12 student Willow, who was successfully shortlisted in the OxBright Essay Competition 2024!

OxBright, by the Oxford Scholastica Academy, exists to inspire students to succeed, find their purpose and make a difference in the world. They do this by offering courses, internships, conferences and resources for teenagers.

Willow wrote a brilliant essay answering the question “How does collaboration in Psychology support social impact and innovation?”

The panel of judges were very impressed with Willow’s essay, shortlisting it within a competitive field of over 1000 entries. Willow’s prize was a free place at an OxBright academic conference.

OxBright warmly welcome entries from Sweyne Park School for future Essay Competitions, and any students who are interested can find out more here:

Many congratulations again to Willow!

Basildon 5K Race for Life

Sophie W attended the Basildon 5K Race for Life event at the weekend raising over £600

a great achievement for a very worthy cause.

What do you do when you're not in school?

We would love to hear about your hobbies, interests and achievements...

If you have any stories and/or photos that you would like to share, please contact us at

Contact details and personal preferences:

As you are aware we keep confidential records on our systems with parents/carers contact details, ie. addresses, phone numbers, emergency contacts and email addresses. If you have recently made any changes could you contact Pupil Services on: so we can update our systems please.
We also hold information re your preference for use of pupils’ biometric data and school photos both inside and outside of school. If your preferences have changed, could you make us aware of the change by also emailing Pupil Services.
Thank you in advance.


Next week, the Caterlink menu will be ‘Lunch Week 2’.

Click here to see the menu.


Library – Euros 2024

As we gear up to watch the Euros 2024, the Library challenges you to read a book each week of the tournament (it doesn’t have to be on football!) After each book, write a short review on the football template and place it on the display in the Library.

Where will your review go? Was the book a ‘back of the net’ hit, a ‘wide miss’ or did it ‘hit the woodwork’?