Address: Rushmore, Tollard Royal, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 5QD
Founded: 1888
Number of Pupils: 210
Ages: 2-13 (104 boys, 106 girls)
Fees: Pre-Prep: £3,660; Year 3 (day): £6,530; Year 3 (boarding): £8,410; Years 4-6 (day): £8,780;Years 4-6 (boarding): £10,620; Years 7-8: £10,620
Head Teacher: Alastair Speers, BSc (Hons), Med, PGCE, QTS
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Entrance Procedure: Early registration recommended. Non-selective. Offers based on taster day and school reports.
Contact: Dinah Rawlinson, Head of Admissions
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Call to organise a personal visit on 01725 530 124

The Curriculum

Our main aim in the classroom is to ignite a passion for learning in our pupils. Our carefully designed curriculum serves to prepare our pupils for either Common Entrance and Scholarship examinations.

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 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

Over the past five years, 40% of our leavers who have gone on to public schools have gained a scholarship award.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

At Sandroyd we strive to create a learning environment where happiness and inclusivity are at the forefront, alongside the provision of a broad curriculum that allows every pupil to flourish as an individual. Our collaborative teaching and support staff are fully committed to delivering an education that provides the best preparation for our pupils in a setting that is as nurturing and joyous as it is ambitious, guiding each child to achieve their full potential. This culture is integral to the success of our pupils and is ingrained in everything we do.

Outstanding Characteristics

Sandroyd is set in over 500 acres of parkland, on the Wiltshire/Dorset border. Academic results are a crucial part of a Sandroyd Education, but it is impossible to develop a child’s character in the classroom alone; hence the significant amount of time spent outside on the sports field as well as in the performing and creative arts departments. 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’. Plus pastoral care is central to everything that we do at Sandroyd.