term dates


Please use the link below to find out more about Catfield
C of E Primary School


[Catfield School page]

[Class blogs]


Please use the link below to find out more about Hickling
C of E Infant School


[Hickling School page]

[School blog]


Please use the link below to find out more about Sutton
C of E Infant School


[Sutton School page]

[Class blogs]


Welcome to The Swallowtail Federation of Church of England Schools website and thank you for visiting us!


We are a family of three small schools situated in the heart of the Broads. Each of our schools has a wonderful family feel where the children are nurtured by dedicated staff.  The individual attention they receive enables our children to become confident and capable learners. All our schools have an Ofsted grading of 'Good'.


All of our schools are in extensive grounds and we take full advantage of this with regular outside learning opportunities. Please click on each of the links above to find out more about our schools.


More about us


The Christian values of love and compassion for others, kindness, tolerance and respect are at the heart of our learning journey together as The Swallowtail Federation.


The schools work together to provide the best possible education for every child. Each school retains its own unique identity, yet benefits from collaborative working.


We regularly organise events which bring the children together to widen their learning experiences and opportunities.


The staff share their strengths and skills and have greater opportunities to develop their professional expertise. This has a direct impact on the quality of teaching and learning and enables us to deliver an exciting and relevant curriculum for all of our children as we believe that learning should be creative, innovative, inspiring and irresistible!


Through our shared vision, staff, parents, governors, children and the local community all play their part in our learning and in achieving excellence in everything we do.


If you would like to find out more about us then visits to any or all of our three schools are warmly welcomed.



Jo Nutbeam/Julie Wones- Executive Headteachers




Mission Statement


Our Federation’s mission is to work together to create
successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.




We aim to:

    • Provide a Christian ethos relevant to all areas of school life

    • Ensure a happy and caring environment in which all children and adults feel safe and can express their individuality

    • Have high expectations for children in our care by providing an appropriate challenging curriculum which is inclusive and accessible to all

    • Expect high standards of behaviour throughout the Federation

    • Ensure equal opportunities for all

    • Model and nurture good social, physical and spiritual development

    • To celebrate achievement in all areas

    • Ensure Governors are committed and involved in the life of the Federation

    • Liaise effectively with parents, guardians, carers and the wider communityFoster an awareness of and respect for the environment




Happy New Year

to all our children and families!



Emergency school closure - in case of bad weather we will always post here if any of our schools are forced to close and also using the following link:







Spring Term 2018


Thursday 4th January

Half Term:
Monday 12th February
to Friday 16th  February


Finishes: Wednesday 28th March


Summer Term 2018


Monday 16th April

May Day - Monday 7th May

Half Term:
Monday 28th May
to Friday 1st June


Finishes: Tuesday 24th July