Welcome from Jenny Maraspin

I am delighted to introduce you to The Swanage School. We are a small school, with a clear vision for every child to achieve their very best potential.

We encourage our students, we challenge them, we inspire them. We care about their troubles, we celebrate with them their achievements, and we teach them exceptionally well. We want to expand their horizons, give them opportunities, make them fearless and know that when they leave us we have helped to foster their growth into well-rounded young adults and equipped them with the skills and education they need to take the next step towards achieving their dreams. 

Our school motto is "we try, we fail, we learn, we succeed". Of course we write this in our prospectus and here on our website, but it's more than words, we live it too. It's part of what we call "The Swanage School Way". We encourage our students to be confident, resilient and reflective. As a school, as staff, we don't always get things right first time, but we always strive to put things right and that's what we teach our students too. We have a strong school ethos of kindness and respect, a restorative approach to behaviour and we know each student well, as an individual. 

I am immensely proud of our achievements since those first students donned their new uniforms and joined us back in 2013, and to now be headteacher of this fantastic school. I am lucky to lead a team of dynamic, dedicated staff who believe wholeheartedly in providing the best possible education and experience for the children in our charge.

If, when they leave us, students look back on their time at The Swanage School fondly, with good memories and the best possible exam results, as is our vision, we have done a good job. 

If you are considering The Swanage School for your child, a good starting point on the website is our admissions page, but please do visit, call or email us to find out more. 

With my very best wishes, 

Jenny Maraspin