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Sandroyd

Address: Rushmore, Tollard Royal, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 5QD
Website: sandroyd.org
Founded: 1888
Number of Pupils: 210
Ages: 2-13
Fees: Years 4-8 boarding: £8,770; Years 4-6 day: £7,250; Year 3 boarding: £6,940; Year 3 day: £5,380; Reception-Year2: £3,020
Head Teacher: Alastair Speers
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Entrance Procedure: Visit the school – Contact our Registrar, Mrs Dinah Rawlinson, to arrange a day that suits your family. Register your child – Parents are encouraged to complete a registration form and return it to the Registrar, together with the registration fee, as soon as possible. Whilst registration doesn’t guarantee your child a space at Sandroyd, it does gain them a place on our admissions list. When spaces are limited, preference is given to those families who have registered earliest.  As a small and popular school we do encourage early registration. Get to know the school – All registered children are invited to a taster day or taster boarding session. Take part in an informal assessment – We do assess all children before they start at Sandroyd. This is to ensure that we are the right school for their individual needs. It is an informal assessment that enables us to gain a snapshot of their ability in the classroom
Contact: 01725 561 264
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Open Mornings Prep School: 16 November, 18 January, 29 February, 16 May, 6 June. Pre-Prep ‘The Walled Garden’: 7 November, 14 November. Please contact our Admissions Registrar, Dinah Rawlinson, to book an appointment on our Open Mornings or organise a personal visit that suits your family on 01725 530 124.

The Curriculum

Academic results are a crucial part of a Sandroyd education, but alongside this, we place equal importance towards the essential character education of our children. We believe it is impossible to develop a child’s character in the classroom alone, hence why our day is broadly split into academic work in the mornings and after lunch children spend the majority of time outside.

Games & the Arts

A significant amount of time is spent on the sports field as well as in the performing and creative arts departments. By working as part of a team either in a band, theatre production or sports team, children continuously develop their social and emotional intelligence as well as share the joys of success and learn from failures together.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care is absolutely central to everything that we do at Sandroyd. Our friendly and nurturing boarding environment equips children with the confidence and skills to really challenge themselves, to be happy, and to succeed.  Pastoral care is one of Sandroyd’s great strengths. Each child has a personal tutor who is responsible for monitoring academic progress, seeing that out of class hours are spent profitably and productively and generally being a first port of call when life doesn’t always go according to plan!

Recent Scholarships

In 2019 over 50% of the Year 8 leavers won a scholarship to their senior school.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

We believe that the formative years of childhood are at prep school and during this time we encourage all of our pupils to develop vital life skills – not just for their time at school, but also for the rest of their lives.  We nurture pupils to be ambitious and try their hardest in all they do – to embody the school’s motto ‘Niti est Nitere’ (to strive is to shine). We also encourage them to communicate well, to listen and respond to the needs of others, to learn independently, as well as learning to be a good team member, to have confidence, as well as learning to be resilient, and to persevere when the going gets tough. All of this is at the very heart of what we do both in and out of the classroom.

Outstanding Characteristics

  • We are unequivocally proud of the size of our school, creating a wonderfully unique family atmosphere which allows us to properly focus on the individual needs of each child at every stage of their education.
  • Our idyllic rural location, set in over 500 acres of parkland, on the Wiltshire-Dorset border
  • Academic results are a crucial part of a Sandroyd education
  • We nurture pupils to be ambitious and try their hardest in all they do – to embody the school’s motto ‘Niti est Nitere’ (to strive is to shine).
  • It is impossible to develop a child’s character in the classroom alone; hence the significant amount of time spent on the sports field as well as in the performing and creative arts departments.
  • Pastoral care is absolutely central to everything that we do at Sandroyd.


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