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Visitors to  Sandford frequently comment on the positive and  purposeful environment that exists here and how evident our values of Enjoying Learning Together are in our daily work.


The following are a selection of comments from the Parent Questionnaire 2017


"I can't imagine a school where my children would feel more welcome, safer or happier."


"An outstanding environment for learning."


"Inclusive, caring environment."


"Emphasis on developing a love of learning."


"The transition into the school from pre-school was excellent and the children settle so well and quickly."


"Great communication between her teachers and us at home."


"Teaching has been excellent and engaging.  Feeback has also been excellent and I am always aware of how to offer additional support.  Keep doing what you're doing!"


"Staff genuinely care about their pupils - which is wonderful."


"Making learning fun."



The following are a selection of comments from one of our Open Afternoons where children share their learning with their families.


"What a lovely idea - thoroughly enjoyed visiting and seeing all that goes on. Well done Sandford .. . we love being part of this school."


"So lovely to come and see all the lovely hard work. Great to chat with my children about their work and see them so proud to show it."


"My child was so enthused to show off all her hard work and it is obvious she is happy and enjoying her time in school. It is nice to see the children take part n their own marking alongside the teacher"


"What a lovely idea! The children are so proud of their work - and rightly so!  Thank you for a wonderful afternoon."


"Prompt sheets are a brilliant idea. My child was able to articulate the purpose behind the nothing too small boxes and Growth Mindset. We would not have known about them without"