Swimbridge Primary School, Devon - aiming for excellence and enjoyment in education. An Outstanding school according to Ofsted. 

Welcome to SWIMBRIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL, Devon, England.

OUTSTANDING (Ofsted 2013) 

      Currently: Top School in North Devon (2nd in Devon) - 34th in England 2014/5 Primary League tables

Top school in Devon 2013/14  league tables  30th (out of 17000) in England.


Nestling in the rolling North Devon Countryside, Swimbridge C.E. Primary School has been a centre for local education since the 1790s when it was established in the 'Old Schoolroom' adjacent to the Parish Church. 


It occupied its present interesting Victorian building in 1866. This has since been extended and modified to provide a welcoming educational environment for children in the new millennium. In 2003 the school was further extended with a new admin block followed in 2009 by our Community Building - the base of our childcare provision. During the Summer of 2012 the first floor of the old school house and school kitchen and adjacent areas were remodelled


The school caters for children from the age of just under 5 to 11+. The 100 or so pupils are arranged into four classes, each with its own teacher, along with experienced teaching assistants and part time staff who further extend the curriculum and provide additional support. In addition we have breakfast and after school childcare facilities on site.


The latest Ofsted Inspection (February 2013) graded Swimbridge School as  OUTSTANDING .

"Swimbridge is an exceptional school"

"Teaching is outstanding.... behaviour is exemplary....pupils achieve exceptionally well..... pupils' (have a) wholehearted and earnest commitment to learning that underpins their excellent progress and great enjoyment of school." Ofsted Report, February 2013


"This is a successful school. It has been ranked among the top 5% each year since 2001." All areas OUTSTANDING. National Society Inspection of Anglican Schools Feb.2008


At the end of 2010 the English Schools' Swimming Association deemed Swimbridge to be NATIONAL CHAMPIONS. At the end of 2011 the same body placed us top in South West England; this continued into 2012/13.

Currently we have the highest attendance rate in North Devon - probably the entire county.

We hope you find this web site informative and interesting.

By clicking on the photographs on this site you will often come across additional pictures and photographs.



Pages with an alternating sun and moon indicate that they are designed to help children with their studies - like interactive worksheets, or on line teaching aids. These pages are particularly useful for our pupilsí individual research work. 


  CONTACT us~ 


        through the Enquiry Page (see panel)


        by post:
Mr. G. Reed M.B.E. Headteacher
Swimbridge C.E. Primary School
Swimbridge, Barnstaple, 
North Devon. EX32 OPJ


        E-Mail:  School Administrator: 




by telephone: 01271 830437 (school); Cool Kids Club: 07522 683 406


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