Issue 937: 20th July 2021


Thank you

At the end of what has been a particularly challenging year, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support and understanding. The last few weeks have, once again, been very disrupted with the number of positive COVID-19 cases on the rise again. This, I recognise, has resulted in staffing shortages and a large number of pupils having to self-isolate. Having almost reached the end, I, too, have had to self-isolate due to a family member testing positive and so I certainly share the frustration this causes.

And Finally …

I couldn’t end the year without one final reminder to please encourage your son/daughter to continue to test twice weekly, and to log the results on the TestRegister platform! Thank you for your ongoing support.

Start of Term Arrangements

We will look forward to welcoming all of our pupils and students back on Monday 6th September at the normal time of 8.35am. In the meantime, if there is anything we need to update you on, we will, of course, be in touch via email. I wish you all a lovely summer break and hope you will stay safe and well.


This is the time of year when we sadly have to say goodbye to a number of members of staff. The teachers concerned today are Miss Franklin, Mr Hayes, Mr Lewis, Mr Mitchell, Miss Portsmouth, Ms Tudor and Miss Wigg. Now that Mrs Sharpe has returned to school following her illness, we will also be saying farewell to Ms Taylor, who has covered during her period of absence. Mr Collins, who has been one of our LSAs, will also be leaving to start training to become a teacher. Finally, Mrs Whitehead, who has been at the school for 20 years, will be starting her well-deserved retirement. For many years, Mrs Whitehead has managed our website and more recently produced and published the weekly editions of The Sweyne Park Times. I am sure you will agree that she has done an excellent job. We wish all of these members of staff well and I am pleased to say that we are fully staffed for September, having successfully recruited new staff of a high calibre. I will introduce our new staff to you in the first edition of the new Academic Year.

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Book of the Year


By Jennifer Killick

“Who is the mysterious bloodstained man who stops their coach?

Why is no one around when Lance and the rest of Year Six arrive at the brand new Crater Lake activity centre?
But this is just the beginning of the school trip from hell; a fight for survival that sees five pupils band together to save their classmates from an alien fate far worse than death.

But whatever happens, they must Never. Ever. Fall asleep!”

The perfect mix of horror, sci-fi, adventure and humour; a highly entertaining read!

The most popular book loaned this academic YEAR!

The 16th July was National Cherry Day

We will be holding our annual Open Evening on Tuesday 27th September 2022