School Information

Contact Details

The school contact details are:
Mr Russell Lunn - Headteacher

Sywell Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Overstone Road, Sywell, Northampton, NN6 0AW.
Telephone : 01604 644565

Mr Darren Parnell - Chair of Governors. Please contact via the school as above.

Mrs Jo Shortland - SENCo. Please contact via the school as above.

If you have any general queries please contact the bursar, Mrs Michele Bennett on 01604 644565 or use the contact us page which will send an email to the bursar.


Vision and Values

The vision of Sywell CEVA Primary School is embedded in our core values of Hope, Trust, Tolerance, Respect, Honesty and Compassion.  As a church school we are proud to provide the opportunity for our pupils to learn what it means to live life in all its fullness, while ensuring rigour in academic attainment. Children are encouraged to take ownership of their learning, challenging themselves in a safe and secure environment. As a family community school, we work together in God’s hands to pursue the development of children who are confident and resilient and ready to contribute to our diverse multicultural world. 


Our school rules

  • Be kind
  • Be safe
  • Work hard
  • Be respectful
  • Be responsible
  • Be honest
  • Listen carefully
  • Make an effort to look smart
  • Look after the school and everything in it


Admission Arrangements

Please see the school's Admissions Policy to the right.

The closing date for applications for admission into Reception Class in September 2019 has now passed. National Offer Day is Tuesday 16 April 2019, 

Following the National Offer Day on 16 April 2019, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is 24 May 2019 (9am). The Appeal Clerk will send notification of the Hearing (Venue, Date and Time) and the Statement of Case to the Appellants by 4 June 2019. On-time appeals will be heard by 25 June 2019. Proposed appeal hearing dates are between Thursday 20 June and Tuesday 25 June 2019 (inclusive). Decision letters will be sent within 5 working days of the appeal hearing, subject to any unforeseen circumstances.

For in-year admissions please contact the schools' admissions team at Northamptonshire County Council, using the following link

Our proposed Admission Policy for 2020 intake may be downloaded from the sidebar to the right.


We provide up to date details of our learning, by year group (classes) within our Class Blogs. Each page shows the long term plan for the curriculum for that class and the page itself also describes our in class learning.

Reading and Phonics (KS1)

Our KS1 Reading and Phonics scheme is Read Write Inc.



The school was last inspected in November 2017. The report may be downloaded from the Reports sidebar to the right. Alternatively our school Ofsted Reports can be found here or by using the link to the Ofsted website in our sidebar.


Key Stage Results & School Performance Tables

Summer 2017 Results

 Year 6 (cohort of 10, each pupil represents 10%)

  % with a scaled score of 100 and above % with a scaled score of 110 and above Average scaled score for the cohort Progress Indicator
Reading 90% 30% 107 0.5
GaPS 100% 20% 107  
Maths 100% 30% 107 2.3
Writing 100% 30%   1.7





Year 2 (cohort of 15, each pupil represents approx 7%)

  % working at age related and above – to include the next column % working at greater depth
Reading 79% 29%
Writing 79% 7%
Maths 71% 14%


 EYFS (cohort of 15, each pupil represents approx 7%) 

  % working at age related expectations – to include the next column % working above age related expectations
Reading 80% 33%
Writing 80% 20%
Number 80% 27%
Shape and Space 93% 33%


Overall % at Good Level of Development  80%  



Year % of pupils passed
Year 1 87%
Year 2 re-sits N/A
Year 2 in total including those who passed in Year 1 in 2015 N/A


Our KS2 results and School performance data is held online at the Education website, which can be found here or by using the link in our sidebar.


Pupil Behaviour

Our Behaviour and Anti Bullying Polcy will advise you on how we manage discipline and behavour at our school. Please see the link in our sidebar for all of our Statutory Policies.


Pupil Premium

The allocation of Pupil Premium grant for this year is £10560. It is intended to be used to provide 1:1 tuition and support for enrichment for individual children. Last year the pupil premium grant of £12300 was used for similar resources and support. Further details regarding pupil premium can be found in the document attached in the 'Reports' section of the sidebar on the right.


PE and Sport Funding

Background information:

The PE and Sport Allocation is funding provided to schools in addition to main school funding. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.
The government is providing additional funding improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - is allocated to primary school headteachers and it is for schools to decide how the PE and Sport funding is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made to enhance the provision for PE in school. Schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding.

Funding for schools is calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools census.

For further details of how we have utilised the PE and Sport funding please see the report in the side bar to the right.


Special Educational Needs

Our Special Educational Needs Policy can be found by using the link in our sidebar for all of our Statutory Policies.


Special Educational Needs Report (Local Offer)

The Local Authorities Local Offer can be found at


Charging Policy

The school's charging and remissions policy can be found by using the link in our sidebar for all of our Statutory Policies.


British Values

At Sywell CEVA Primary School we believe that it is essential to teach pupils about British Values. These are given as:

  • democracy
  • rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

For more details please see the report attached in the sidebar to the right.

Requests for paper copies

If you would like paper copies of any of the documents on this website please request them from the school office

or via the contact us email link. They will be provided free of charge.