Stephenson Way, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham DL5 7DD


Stephenson Way Academy and Nursery School



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Welcome to Stephenson Way Academy and Nursery School website, or SWANS for short!

We are very proud of our warm and vibrant school and hope our website shows you the many wonderful ways our children enjoy learning and achieving here at SWANS.

Working as part of a dedicated team our staff, governors, parents and children were consulted in the creation of our school vision. Together, we identified the 8 critical elements we believe are essential to ensure every child achieves the highest levels of success during their time here with us at SWANS, helping every child to be the very best they can be.

The acronym WILL READ underpins everything we do here at SWANS:

Well-being is supported

Independence is encouraged

Language and communication is expanded

Love of reading is promoted


Resilience is fostered

Experiences are broadened

Aspirations are promoted

Differences are celebrated. 

We believe that by following these 8 core aspects, we motivate enthusiastic learners who enjoy finding out about and experiencing the world they live in. We encourage confident communicators who can express themselves appropriately in a range of different situations. We promote respectful citizens who can succeed socially and professionally, both within school and in the wider world. We develop ambitious children who strive to become the best they can be. We nurture friendly pupils who appreciate the strengths and differences of others around them. We support children to be self-aware, knowing how to look after their own physical and mental wellbeing. 


SWANS don’t just fly….they soar

If you have any questions, or request paper copies of school information, please telephone or email the school office and speak to our office manager, Mrs. Defty.

PLEASE NOTE: all telephone calls are recorded for training and monitoring purposes

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