• Term Dates 2017-18

      This academic year, schools have been allowed to set an additional 5 occasional days, in addition to a reduced County set holiday schedule. We have worked together with the local schools to try and ensure that the beginning and end of year dates are the same but INSET days will vary from school to school.

      Autumn Term 2017

      Term starts:
      Mon 4 September
      Half term:
      Mon 23 - Fri 27 October
      Term ends:
      Tue 19 December
      Inset Day 2:
      Thu 31 August
      Inset Day 1:
      Wed 30 August
      Inset Day 3:
      Fri 1 September

      Spring Term 2018

      Inset Day:
      3rd January 2018
      Term starts:
      4th January 2018
      Half term:
      12th - 16th February 2018
      Term ends:
      29th March 2018

      Summer Term 2018

      Inset Day:
      22nd June
      Term starts:
      16th April
      Half term:
      28th May - 1st June
      Occasional Day:
      25th June
      Term ends:
      20th July

      Click here for more information on future term dates.

    • School Newsletter

      The school newsletter is full of information about current and upcoming news and events and ensures parents are kept informed of what’s going on in school.  

      Newsletter Archive

    • Our Curriculum

      Please click here for information on Sandon School’s creative curriculum, as well as information on how to support your child at home.

    • PE at Sandon School

      PE is very important to us at Sandon School. Please click here for information, including School Sport Premium and latest PE news.

    • Letter From Downing Street

      As part of a whole school writing task, each class wrote letters outlining the issues of homelessness in England. Class 2 became enthused and wanted to consider ways to reduce homelessness and make a difference. It was decided that we should go to the top and write to our Prime Minister (who has already stated that she intends to address this). 

      25 letters were sent and we were delighted to receive a reply (from No. 10) stating that Teresa May had enjoyed reading our letters and had sent them on to the relevant department so that they could read some of the ideas put forward by our children. We await the next letter with anticipation. 

      Letter to Prime Minister

    • School Uniform

      We are pleased to let you know that a local (Baldock) company, The Shirt Monkeys, will be able to supply parents with Sandon School Cardigans, Jumpers and Fleeces. All items have our Sandon logo embroidered on them. Please take a look at www.theshirtmonkeys.co.uk – go to ‘Schoolwear’ and then Sandon.





      It is now also possible to buy Sandon School uniform from Tesco. The school receives 5% commission on all orders. Click this link:


      Sandon School uniform fleeces are available from






      • This is a Safer Recruitment establishment

      • Sandon JMI School

        Sandon JMI is a small school with over 90 pupils. We are linked with Knights Templar School, in Baldock; and are part of the North Hertfordshire Sports Partnership Scheme. We have a team of dedicated staff, delightful pupils and supportive parents. The idyllic setting, which is in the middle of the village, has well equipped play areas, garden and wildlife sections, with fields beyond. Everyone who visits the school agrees that it is a very special place.

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      • The Week in Brief

        By Headteacher, Emma McGill

        Attendance and punctuality

        We really appreciate the effort you make to ensure your children are in school, especially at this time of year when many children have coughs and colds. Clearly we appreciate that children do get ill and we don’t want you to send very unwell children to school. If your child is slightly under the weather and you send them into school we will of course get in touch with you if they deteriorate over the course of the day.

        This term we are looking closely at punctuality. If your child is late twice in a week you will receive a letter from the school. If the situation continues, Mrs McGill will call you into school in order to discuss ways to improve your punctuality. We understand that lateness is sometimes unavoidable and that there are exceptional situations, however we also know that persistent lateness is detrimental to a smooth start to the day. Not only does the late child feel embarrassed and miss essential learning, their late arrival also disrupts the rest of the class. As a school we are working very hard to instil the values of respect, responsibility and resilience, your assistance with this is invaluable.

        Forest School

        Thank you so much for all of the interest shown in providing resources for our Forest School. All of the leaves have gone from the giving tree and lots of resources have been bought into school.  Reception and Class 1 will be starting their Forest School lessons before half term and Class 2 and Class 3 will start after half term. We will provide more information when timetables have been finalised.

        A free supply of wood has been kindly arranged for us in Steeple Morden by Mrs Crankshaw.

        If anyone is able to help transport the wood to school we would be very grateful.

        Road Safety

        The safety of all members of the school community is hugely important. Please make sure you drive and park responsibly and safely at all times, respecting our neighbours.

        After School Football Club cancelled 16th January

        There will be no football after school on Tuesday 16th January due to Mrs Reynolds attending a course.

        Lunch Menu Change on Thursday 18th January

        To mark Census Day, Herts Catering are offering a different menu on Thursday 18th January which your child might like to try: Kentucky baked chicken burger or spiced bean burger with ice cream for dessert. Just let us know on the day as usual.

        Lost Property

        The lost property baskets next to the zone are full of unnamed items. Please come and have a look if you believe you are missing items of clothing. We endeavour to return all named items. At the end of term we will be placing any unclaimed items in the clothing recycling bin which helps raise money for the school.

        Sports News

        Super performance at the Buntingford Swimming Gala on Thursday 11th January by our Year 3&4 team. Enthusiastic swimming by all meant we achieved second place. Well done team !

        Grounds Day – 20th January

        Please come along to help tidy up the school grounds including the Willow arch during the morning of Saturday 20th January.

        Stars of the Week

        Mars Earth Venus Mercury
        Thomas Bethan Lucy Mia

        The winner of the Sports Award was Belle. Swimmer of the Week was Lila. The class with the best attendance was Reception.

    • What’s on

      • School Nurse, Height, Weight, Measures(Reception)

        2 February

      • FOSS Disco

        9 February, 3.30pm

      • Last day of Half-Term

        9th February

      • First day of second Half-Term

        19 February

      • FOSS Family Bingo Night

        3 March

      • SATs Week – Year 6

        14 May

      • Last Day of Half-Term

        25 May

      • First Day of second Half-Term

        4 June

      • Belchamps residential trip Y5 & 6

        4 June

      • Occasional Day

        22 June

      • INSET Day

        25 June

      • Sports Day, BBQ and Fayre

        29 June, 3.15pm

      • Reserve Sports Day

        6 July

      • Summer Concert -2pm

        11 July

      • Secondary Transfer Day Y6

        12 July

      • End of Term -1pm

        20 July

      • Y6 trip – KTS (Wizard of Oz)

        22 January, 2-3pm

      • Class photos Reception and Y6 only

        13 March

      • Grounds Day

        20th January, from 9am

      • Football St Christopher’s Team from Yr3/4/5

        31 January, 3pm

      • Village Spring Market

        17 March

      • Bank Holiday

        7 May

      • FOSS Meeting

        17 January, 7.30pm

    • Early Morning Club

      We offer an Early Morning Club every morning, run by Stevenage FC. It runs from 8am until school starts, costs £2 a session and there is no need to book.

    • Earth Class Art News

      Over the last few weeks we have been studying the work of artist, Andy Warhol. All of the children have recreated their own works of art in his style. In Show & Tell Mahalah brought in an actual print by Andy Warhol. Many thanks to her parents for allowing her to share his work. If you would like to see our Warhol area please pop in.

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    • Stikins Name Labels

      Click here for the Stikins website, to raise funds for Sandon School (our school number is 17469)



    • Yellow Moon

      Click to access the latest Yellow Moon catalogue and raise funds for Sandon School.

      yellow moon


    • north herts sports partnership