Stephenson Way, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham DL5 7DD


Stephenson Way Academy and Nursery School




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.

Our dedicated team of staff and governors have a shared passion: that together, we provide the very best quality education and rich experiences for every child in our school, helping them 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. 

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: calls are recorded for training and monitoring purposes

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Latest Newsletters

  • 12 Mar 2021
    Class Dojo agreement

    Due to recent data changes to ClassDojo relating to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), SWANS is required to have a signed agreement from Parents/Carers.

  • 12 Mar 2021
    Spring half term 1 newsletter

    Welcome to our Spring term newsletter, the first one with everyone back at school since lockdown.

  • 08 Mar 2021
    Young Musicians Programme

    The Young Musicians Programme is open to all children and young people who are passionate about music and want to learn.

  • 05 Mar 2021
    Community Speed Awareness

    Slower driving in our local neighbourhood can help towards a safer community.

  • 01 Mar 2021
    Returning to school on March 8th

    As you will know, schools will reopen to all pupils on Monday 8th March 2021. Here are a few important things you will need to know as children return.



Tudhoe Learning Trust (Registered Office)

c/o Tudhoe Colliery Primary School, Front Street, Tudhoe, Co Durham, DL16 6TJ
Tel: 01388 811 765

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