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 5 and a space in each of Reception and Year 4, 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.

Francesca McLoughlin, Headteacher 

Forest School on this week

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!

Delamore 2018

posted 22 May 2018, 04:12 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 22 May 2018, 04:15 ]

Below on the left is the whole school at Delamore in 2015 and on the right this week! Reminds us of how we have grown! 
Click here to see a film of images taken by our budding photographers in Squirrels Class!

Royal Wedding

posted 19 May 2018, 12:57 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 19 May 2018, 12:57 ]

On Friday we celebrated Harry and Meghan's wedding by wearing red, white & blue mufti, making crowns and having our lunch street-party style. 

Super Slapton

posted 4 May 2018, 12:05 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 4 May 2018, 12:05 ]

We spent a brilliant 2 days at the Start Bay Study Centre in Slapton with Year 3 & 4. We spent time on the beach, played team games, did the low ropes course and enjoyed a walk in the woods. The children had a great time and were amazing!

Beach Clean

posted 28 Apr 2018, 13:00 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 28 Apr 2018, 13:01 ]

As part of our work to raise awareness of the damage plastic can do to wildlife we carried out a beach clean at Bovisand Beach on Saturday. There were 18 of us and in just over an hour we collected a lot of plastic and other litter. Well done everyone!

Easter traditions

posted 29 Mar 2018, 06:54 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 31 Mar 2018, 04:00 ]

We enjoyed parading our Easter bonnets in our church service and we went on an Easter egg hunt and rolled our decorated eggs! Well done to everyone who made a hat and to our class winners Lauren, Henry, Adair and Grace. Have a lovely Easter everyone!


posted 17 Mar 2018, 13:42 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 17 Mar 2018, 13:42 ]

We had a brilliant STEM week... we had a scientist in to make potions with us, we made and designed things, we measured and weighed, we explored STEM in the woods and at the Zoo, we had a talk from an engineer at the mine and some of us were marine biologists!

Super swimmers

posted 8 Mar 2018, 10:12 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 8 Mar 2018, 10:12 ]

Well done to our swim team who took part in our first swimming gala. You were all amazing!

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