Sandown School

Sandown Primary School

Sandown Primary School
Thomas Becket

HEADTEACHER'S BLOG:  So, it’s here! The final newsletter of the academic year. What a year at Sandown, the school goes from strength to strength. So many positives to mention – where shall I start? Academically the children are improving year on year, this year’s SATs results see an improvement on last year, the school population keeps growing but possibly most importantly the smiles on the faces of the Sandown community are getting bigger.

My personal highlights have been the whole school events, Holi, Jungle Book, the chickens, the Great Egg Race and the String Quartet at Green Zone to name a few. I wonder what next year will bring?

Reflecting on this week; we started with an assembly presented by the coastguards, the children were given some excellent tips on keeping safe on the beach this Summer. Year 5 on Tuesday were all presented with dictionaries from the Rotary Club to assist them in Year 6. Our Summer Cup team represented the school and equipped themselves really well displaying, as always, team spirit and excellent sports role models. Deal in Bloom visited Green Zone on Wednesday and we are eager to learn the outcome of that visit. And finally, the Year 6 performed their leaver’s assembly to the school on Monday and their parents on Wednesday. To say it was emotional would probably be an understatement. This group of children have been exemplary role models to the younger children in school, they show good humour, high aspirations and talents that will stand them in great stead for their futures. To say they will be missed is also an understatement but we wish them well and cannot wait to hear of their successes in the future.

Sadly, we are also saying goodbye to some staff members who are moving on to new challenges and we wish them all the best and we will miss their talents. So goodbye to Mr Reynolds, Mrs Edwards, Miss Danican, Miss Dillon, Mr Futter and Mr Quinn. It is always sad to say goodbye but we also will be saying hello and welcome to our new staff members in September; Mr Moore, Mr Hawthorne – Nelson and Miss Evans.

Next week is still going to be packed with fun and excitement; Year 6 are on their residential to Arethusa from Monday to Thursday. School finishes for the Summer at 3.15pm on Friday 21 July. The Autumn term begins for the children on Wednesday 6 September. So it only leaves me to say thank you for all the support you have given the school this year, have a fantastic Summer holiday and we will see you all safe and sound in September.

See you at the gate.                                                         KATE LUXFORD 

Enjoy the photographs from our whole school Jungle Book collaboration and creativity day held at the end of February.

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Sandown School is a hard working, fun and caring school with a passion for learning and achievement.

We are exceptionally proud of our children. They are bright and happy young people who enjoy being at school, each bringing unique talents to our community. Sandown School pupils have freedom and security to be themselves, and many opportunities to follow their interests and aspirations. At Sandown School we believe that children are better prepared for the future if they are equipped with the tools needed to enable them to become confident, independent, caring and emotionally intelligent individuals.

We hope you enjoy using this website to keep updated with life at Sandown.

Ms Luxford



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