Pennard Primary is a wonderful, well-resourced school with approximately 225 pupils from Nursery through to Year 6 classes.
We run our Nursery every morning. The school has eight full-time teachers. In addition there are nine learning support assistants. Each teacher has responsibility for co-ordinating specific curriculum subjects and/or various aspects of school life.
The single storey school building, which is approximately 50 years old and in very good condition, offers flexible accommodation. In addition, to the main classrooms, we have a well stocked school library and an IT suite. We are the only primary school in Swansea to have an integral swimming pool. The large grounds of over two acres include playing fields, a playground, trim trail, a nature reserve and meadow area. The school has extensively developed the grounds to provide healthy and stimulating learning opportunities for the children and the community.
There is a varied programme of extracurricular activities. School teams have competed successfully in hockey, netball, skiing, athletics and swimming. The community offers activities such as Pilates and yoga for adults.
Lunchtime activities include knitting and a choral group. Educational visits to nearby sites of environmental interest play an important role in enhancing the experience of our children. Pupils participate in residential programmes at Borfa House, Gower and Llangrannog, West Wales; and the locality is replete with historic and environmental possibilities for study.
Pennard Primary maintains strong links with the local comprehensive school which most of our pupils choose to attend. Bishopston Comprehensive School is an excellent school which is one of the top schools in Wales. The two schools have over the years, developed a sound programme for ensuring the successful transition for our children from primary to secondary stage.