Welcome to Sparkwell Primary School's website
On this page you will find my blog which will be updated regularly with news and celebrations of our achievements. If you are looking to find out what each class has been up to then use the Class and Forest School tabs. I hope you enjoy exploring our website and please get in touch if you would like to visit or find out more about our lovely school. 
We currently have spaces in Year 6 and a space in Year 1, you can contact Plymouth Admissions (01752 668000) for more information. If you are interested in applying for entry to school in September 2018 give us a call if you want to visit or have any questions. Take a look at our facebook page for open days in the Autumn Term 2018.

Francesca McLoughlin, Headteacher 

Happy Summer Holiday from all of us at Sparkwell!

End of year

posted 25 Jul 2018, 12:55 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 25 Jul 2018, 12:57 ]

What a lot has happened this year, some moments to forget but many more to remember! Good bye to all the staff who are leaving us, good luck on the next part of your journey and see everyone else on September 4th. Click here to see a few of our memories from 2017-18!

A day out at Saltram

posted 21 Jul 2018, 12:00 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 21 Jul 2018, 12:00 ]

On Friday, the whole school had a great day out at Saltram House & Gardens. We explored the lovely gardens, took part in the Big Butterfly Count, enjoyed the house and ended the day with an ice cream in the shade of the big oak tree. 

Sparkfest 2018

posted 1 Jul 2018, 12:57 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 2 Jul 2018, 02:34 ]

Our fourth family camp was bigger and better than ever! Thanks as always to Di & Alex for being such wonderful hosts and to all our lovely families for making it a great community event. The weather was glorious ...until the early hours of Sunday anyway! 

Click here to see some memories of the day. 

Photography Club

posted 29 Jun 2018, 04:15 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 29 Jun 2018, 04:16 ]

Thanks to Miss Lovick for running an inspiring club this term, the children have developed a very good eye and many new skills. Follow this link to see a snapshot of what they have been learning.

Sunny sports day!

posted 29 Jun 2018, 03:33 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 29 Jun 2018, 03:34 ]

It was a change to have to plan for the hot weather rather than the rain! We had a great day and were impressed by the children's sports skills and teamwork. Well done Zebras for winning the team award and thank you to all our families who supported us. 

Dockyard tour

posted 27 Jun 2018, 11:13 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 27 Jun 2018, 11:14 ]

Curling Champions

posted 23 Jun 2018, 10:59 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 23 Jun 2018, 10:59 ]

A group of 4 KS2 children were invited to attend the Devon Ability Games and we took part in the curling championship. We did really well and had a great time and out of 12 other schools we won the Bronze medal. We were also inspired by meeting Invictus Games athlete Mark Ormrod. Well done everyone!

Ocean Ambassador champions!

posted 19 Jun 2018, 11:21 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 19 Jun 2018, 11:22 ]


I have been really impressed by the attitude and commitment of the group of 10 children who have worked on the project for the last 6 months to raise awareness of the damage plastic causes in the ocean. I was very proud of them when they made a presentation at the Aquarium in front of over 100 children and adults. Even more special was that we were chosen as the school who had made the most difference and gave the best presentation and we were given a trophy... and an ice-cream treat in the cafe! 

Big Blue Day

posted 14 Jun 2018, 13:43 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 14 Jun 2018, 13:44 ]

Our Ocean Ambassadors planned events for a special day to raise money for Marine Conservation and to continue to spread the message about reducing single-use plastic to help the environment. We had a fun day and the group did a fantastic job of educating others. 

The Daily Mile

posted 4 Jun 2018, 12:31 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 4 Jun 2018, 12:32 ]

This half term we are trying out The Daily Mile. We had a great start and most children (and some staff!) managed 6 laps of the field which is 1 mile. Well done! We look forward to seeing how our fitness improves!

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