I have a child in Year 6 (who has been at Swaffield since Reception, when we moved into the area) and another in Year 2 (who has been at Swaffield since Nursery class). The school was our first choice for each child.
Swaffield is a happy, diverse and friendly school. The teachers are dedicated, warm and hardworking. The leadership team is taking the school from strength to strength and my children have had so many opportunities to grow, in addition to the excellent academic progress which they have made.
I have been impressed by how the school has taken the additional challenge of COVID-19 in its stride, with excellent communication with parents and carers, staggered starts and comprehensive risk assessments. As mentioned by another poster, the offer to take years 2-5 back for a fortnight running into the school summer holidays was greatly appreciated. This really made a difference to the wellbeing of children who had been homeschooled, and were missing their teachers and peers, over many months.
Despite COVID-19 restrictions my children have taken part in school assemblies (livestreamed between individual classrooms so that all of the children can celebrate each other's achievements, regardless of 'bubble'), filming a musical project for an external event, and so much more in just the last week. The youngest child also adores the new 'castle' climbing frame which the PTA fundraised for and which was installed over the summer. As others have said, in more usual times there is a plethora of extra-curricular activities and my children have enjoyed netball, Bollywood dancing, fencing, science club, eco club, gymnastics, Spanish club, chess club and doubtless many more that I can't recall at this moment! As mentioned above, the on site wraparound care is a must for us working parents.
It is difficult to visit schools at the moment (I sympathise as we are currently applying for secondary schools), but do call schools to find out what further information or opportunities may be available and visit websites/Youtube pages to see what videos etc might be available to give you a flavour. I hope that your child has a brilliant start in Reception!