Primary School

Learning, achieving, working together


Welcome to our School


I am new to the position of Headteacher at Micklem this year, but I have been a part of the Micklem Family for 7 years.  I am so excited to continue the good work that we do here in enabling children to learn in a safe and welcoming environment.  

At Micklem, we put the whole-child at the centre of everything we do, and have High Hopes of supporting and developing the next generation to be world-changers.  We want every child to leave our school able to read at an age-related level to set all children on the right path for the next phase of their education.  We believe that every child has the right to find something that they can be successful at, and so have an emphasis on giving all children opportunities to discover new sports, play musical instruments, cook delicious treats and much much more.


I am excited for what the future holds for this school and its families.  We have a committed and driven staff team who are eager to build relationships and make a difference.  Our staff are determined to provide all children with an engaging and inspiring curriculum that encourages learning at all levels.  We look to build opportunities to learn outside wherever possible and feel that our High Hopes for our cultural capital offer is that it is unique and will support all children to further their learning.


Our practice is underpinned by several key ideas:


  • Every child can learn - we support this with our five learning powers: co-operation, perseverance, reflectiveness, resilience and resourcefulness.
  • Child-centred learning - we look at the barriers to learning and tackle them to meet the needs of all children.
  • Family support - we know that things can be hard (especially given the last couple of years) and look to support all of our families in a variety of ways.
  • Learning can take place anywhere - our trips and Forest School are testament to the fact that sometimes children learn better in an environment outside of the classroom.
  • Nurturing ethos - we look to support children to understand their difficulties and emotions, enabling them to manage these moving forward.
  • High Hopes - At Micklem, we have High Hopes for all of our children and are driven to support them in being successful now and in the future.


I am eager to work with you moving forward and would be happy to discuss our school further if you are looking to learn more or are considering our school for your child.  In that case, please contact the school office on 01442408964 or email us at

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Mr. Swift