Choosing a school for your child is one of the biggest decisions most parents will have to make and it is an incredibly important one!

Whilst our school magazines will give you a taste of all that goes on at the school on a day to day basis, the only way to really get under the skin of Sandroyd is to come and visit us!  We do not arrange formal open days as every parent is looking for something different for their children; all our visits are personal and give you the opportunity to discuss your child/ren and their needs with the Headmaster and his wife, whilst enjoying a tour of the school and its facilities.

A brief overview of the admissions process is as follows:

Registration – Please complete a Registration Form and return it to the Admissions Registrar, together with the Registration Fee. Whilst this does not guarantee your child a place at the school, it adds them on our provisional lists and places them higher on the admissions list than those who have not registered.


Activity Morning – A year before they are due to start at Sandroyd or The Walled Garden, children and their parents are invited to join us for our Activity Morning. Joining our current pupils, this is an opportunity for prospective pupils to experience some of the varied activities on offer and for parents to meet with the Headmaster and to tour the school with current Sandroydians.

Assessment – We academically assess all children before they start at Sandroyd. This is not a pass or fail test but enables us to gain a snapshot of their ability in the classroom. This is usually done on a set morning or afternoon but can be arranged at a time to suit the family.

Formal Offer – A formal offer of a place will be made once a child has been assessed. At this stage, a deposit is required to secure the offered place.

New Pupil Packs – In the term preceding entry, the new pupil packs will be sent out. This will include an invitation to the New Pupils’ Day, held in June each year, an occasion which brings together all our new pupils and their families with current staff and pupils for a talk, tours and a delicious BBQ.

Fees and Bursaries – for more information on fees and bursaries at Sandroyd please visit this page.

If you have any queries about admissions at Sandroyd or you would like to arrange a visit, please contact Anne Megdiche, Admissions Registrar & Headmaster’s Secretary on 01725 516264 or email

To view our most recent ISI report, where we gained ‘Excellent’ in all areas, please click here.