Sandroyd’s Outstanding Weekends


Our weekends are designed to be busy, diverse and  perhaps most importantly a great deal of fun! Every Sunday starts with letter writing and chapel followed by a diverse range of activities for children to get stuck into throughout the day, whatever their interests.

Click on the posters below for a detailed breakdown of the main Saturday and Sunday events this term and last term. These are supplemented by a full program of events throughout the weekends. Prior to every weekend we also publish The Sandroyd Times which highlights all the weekend events. Copies of The Sandroyd Times can be found below.

Sandroyd is predominantly a boarding school and therefore all staff get involved in the weekend activities. We also have a number of staff and their families living on site and this goes a long way to create the family feel at the weekends. Indeed visiting boarding parents will often join us for Sunday lunch.

We have on average about 75 boarders staying over the weekend on a Saturday night. On some Saturday nights we will have over 100 boarders, and on our quietest weekends we will have between 40 and 50. This allows us to tailor our weekends depending on our numbers. On the smaller weekends we may jump in minibuses and head off to the coast, whilst on larger weekends we will make the very most of our beautiful surroundings. Most Sundays will always be full of bike rides, dog walks, riding, wide games and other outdoor activities. Cooking, arts and crafts, design, swimming, apple pressing, are amongst a varied range of indoor activities.

Each weekend tends to have a focus, whether that is: camping in the grounds; raft making; a visit to the Christmas Markets; Coasteering; a halloween disco; school fete; fireworks night…. and the list goes on.

But as well as these events, we also believe that weekends are for children to relax and get ready for the week ahead. It is important for them to choose to have some downtime with a good book or a game of table tennis in the “Middle”, or perhaps even a good old fashioned chat!

What’s on at the Weekends?

All of our weekend events are summarised in the weekly published Sandroyd Times. Click on the images below to download each edition:

 Spring Term 2018 Autumn Term 2017  

The Sandroyd Times

All of our weekend events are summarised and advertised in the weekly published Sandroyd Times. Click on the images below to download each edition:


    13th/14th January 2018
 13th/14th January 2018  2nd/3rd December 2017  18th/19th November 2017
11th/12th November 2017 4th/5th November 2017  14th/15th October 2017
30th September/1st October 2017 16th/17th September 2017 9th/10th September 2017