Welcome to Sandy Lane Primary School


We are delighted top be able to share our report from our recent HMI (Ofsted) Monitoring visit here HMI Sandy Lane Primary School 133619 final pdf

The report highlights:

  • Pupils are articulate, polite and well-mannered.
  • Pupils listen well in lessons and respect other people’s ideas. Their attitudes to learning are positive.
  • Pupils enjoy their work and are showing a determination to do well
  • The school has a determination that all pupils achieve as highly as possible
  • Raised outcomes for all pupils
  • Pupils’ progress by the end of key stage 2 has also improved
  • Focused work to improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment has been the key factor in raising pupils’ attainment and progress.
  • Teachers and leaders monitor pupils’ progress carefully and are more effective in providing additional support for individuals who need it
  • Governors play an active role in evaluating the school’s effectiveness and know the school well. They are passionate about the role of the school in its local community.
  • Over the last year, the proportion of children achieving a good level of development at the end of early years has risen from 47% in 2017 to 72% in  2018, matching the national average.


WAYS TO HELP YOUR CHILD AT HOME – Parents supporting at home


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Parent Comments from our recent Learning Showcase:

‘Was lovely to see all the great work. It was great to have a dialogue with the teachers about my child’s progress’

‘I love being able to come in to class and see how well it’s run, how happy my child is and how brilliant her school work is.  Good to see how settled all children are’

‘Great to see the children’s books and learning’

‘Good to see his progress especially in writing and spelling. Maths impress as always’

Parental Ofsted comment – ‘There is a really positive vibe around the school. I feel my children are gaining a good all-round, inclusive education at this school’ – parentview





A message from our Head Teacher, Mr Davies  Neil Davies Sandy Lane

Dear Children, Parents & Carers,
Welcome to Sandy Lane Primary School! I am hugely honoured to have been appointed headteacher of this school and shall do everything possible in order to repay the faith placed in me.

Sandy Lane Primary is a large, vibrant school, with an explicit emphasis on developing the whole child as a person and as a learner. Our wonderful staff team and I are committed to ensuring children have a wide array of learning experiences and that we equip your children with the knowledge, skills and values that will enable them to progress in life becoming confident and responsible local, national and global citizens.  We aim to do all this in such a way that the children cannot help but smile.

One of my key aims is to foster strong links between school and home – I often talk of our school ‘family’ and positive, strong links between us are essential. Staff are available to talk to on the playground at the end of each day, as am I, and we welcome any comments, thoughts or help you can give.

We are all here to do the absolute best we can for each and every child – and together that’s what we will achieve.

If you have any questions or would like to come and look around our wonderful school, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Here’s to exciting times ahead.

Best wishes

Neil Davies

Sandy Lane Primary School is committed to safeguarding children. We work closely with all multi-agencies to ensure that children are protected from risk of emotional and physical harm or risk of harm, or at risk from neglect. We follow stringent procedures for the recruitment of staff and for visitors entering our school. Our site is monitored by CCTV and there is a high staff presence at all times in the school day. We also have regular patrols by community multi-agencies, such as our local police.