Sandown School

Sandown Primary School

Sandown Primary School
Thomas Becket
KCC agreed Term Dates 2018.2019 - Please note a change in the May Half Term dates - correct ones shown.    The Sandown INSET days are also now confirmed and shown [click here].  


The Dover Early Help group are offering some great things to do over the holidays [click here]


KCC agreed Term Dates 2019.2020 - no INSET days confirmed. 



 Welcome to Sandown School

The last Headteacher's Blog of the year: It is a great time to reflect on the year and the amazing range of achievements that the children and whole school community has been involved in.

In the last week we took part in the Annual DLA Summer Cup – turns out that we are a very gifted school at space hopping! The team we took to The Downs represented Sandown incredibly well; they supported one another and reflected our values. The disco last Friday made the staff feel very old as we watched the dancing and tried to figure what the music was… thank you to the Friends of Sandown for all their work to make this a truly memorable event especially for our Year 6.

Looking back on the year; we had a very successful Ofsted inspection in November, our school community continues to grow, Green Zone goes from strength to strength under Mrs Collins leadership and becomes more integral to our curriculum, the success of our themed fortnights cannot be underestimated to involve all learners and inspire our pupils.

Academically the school continues to improve year on year, this largely due to the incredible staff at Sandown and their unstoppable desire to do the very best to inspire and motivate. Our quest to make learning engaging and relevant is the key to the success and that coupled with an unwavering team spirit means the sky’s the limit at Sandown.

We, as a staff, would like to thank all parents for your support over the past year and have a great Summer holiday and we will see you all safe and sound on Tuesday 4 September when the children return.

See you at the gate.  Until next September…                            Kate Luxford


The latest proposed MAT info (July): Schools close today for the Summer holiday.  We will not therefore be issuing any further information about the proposal to convert to academy status and establish DEALT until September.  We have already published dates in September when parents are invited to come and discuss specific aspects of the proposal. We wish all pupils and parents an enjoyable break.


PESE presentation to our Yr5 parents and children [click here] or come into school for more information if needed.  This presentation explains the move to secondary school in September 2019, for our current Yr5's. 


   We have received a letter regarding our Ofsted inspection, from Patrick Leeson, Corporate Director of KCC's Children, Young People and Education Department as of December 2017

Enjoy the photographs from our whole school Jungle Book collaboration and creativity day held during last year.

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If you are currently part of Sandown School we hope that you will find all the information that you need on the website. If you are a prospective parent and are considering Sandown School as your child’s first school then we hope you will gain an understanding of what Sandown School has to offer you and your child. 


 Headteacher's Welcome

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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