Where relationships are at the heart of the school and
the school is at the heart of the community

Welcome to The Swanage School!

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We are delighted you are considering applying to The Swanage School - our school has so much to offer and we look forward to sharing it with you and answering your questions. There are many ways to find the information you will need in deciding whether our school will be a good fit for you and your family. 

  • Our digital prospectus - this is below and will give you a good feel for our school - our vision & ethos, our teaching & learning, our community involvement and the many opportunities for students.
  • Our website - the "frequently asked questions (FAQs)" page is a great starting point and may answer many of the questions you have, and from here you will be directed to other pages you may find helpful. Please take a browse!
  • Open days and tours - no amount of written information will compare to coming to visit us! Each year we have an open evening at the start of the Autumn Term, and run tours for prospective students and their parents during the school day. More information on this is below.
  • Call or email us - if you have questions or just want to find out more please give our office a call on 01929 500599 or email us.
  • Facebook and Twitter - if you have an account, please follow us! We post frequently and it's a great way to keep abreast of what's going on and to see behind-the-scenes.

Open Evening and Tours in 2020

Although we are unable to run our usual Open Evening this year, we are delighted to offer tours for individual families, or for two families together where the children are in the same school bubble (up to a maximum of 5 people). The tours will be led by our Headteacher Jenny Maraspin or Deputy Headteacher Kay Lawton. You will be asked to wear a face mask and to follow social distancing guidelines.

Tours will need to be booked and we will prioritise Year 6 families for these at the moment. Tours will run on the following dates:

  • Each Wednesday and Friday after school at 4pm and 4.45pm, from Wednesday 23rd September to Wednesday 21st October 2020
  • On Saturday 26th September 2020 at a range of times between 10am and 4pm.

If you can't make any of these times, please call and we'll schedule in a tour for you at an alternative time.

Q&A Session with the Headteacher

Headteacher Jenny Maraspin will host a Q&A session on Zoom at 7pm on Tuesday 6th October 2020. Details of how to access the call will be sent to local parents in a letter from us via your primary school. If you don't receive this, please call our office for the login details.

Our prospectus

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Download a Parents' Welcome Pack

This is the pack we provide to new students and their parents as they join us in Year 7. It contains more detailed information and will give you a great idea of day-to-day life at The Swanage School (click the image to view).