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About Sandfield Primary School

Guildford was established as a small town by Saxon settlers shortly after Roman authority had been removed from Britain. The town was the location of the Royal Mint from 978 until part-way through the reign of William the Conqueror.

Guildford Castle is of Norman design, and its situation overlooks the pass through the hills taken by the Pilgrims’ Way, and also once overlooked the ancient ford across the Wey.

The school is based in the heart of Guildford town centre and families travel from far and near to attend Sandfield.  The school was built in 1901 and was originally a boys school connected to the Nursery in York Road by a bridge.   The school later became Sandfield Infant School and Sandfield Girls School, when at aged 11 pupils moved on to Stoke C of E Secondary Modern in Markenfield Road, now houses and flats.

About Sandfield Primary School

Guildford was established as a small town by Saxon settlers shortly after Roman authority had been removed from Britain. The town was the location of the Royal Mint from 978 until part-way through the reign of William the Conqueror.

Guildford Castle is of Norman design, and its situation overlooks the pass through the hills taken by the Pilgrims’ Way, and also once overlooked the ancient ford across the Wey.

The school is based in the heart of Guildford town centre and families travel from far and near to attend Sandfield.  The school was built in 1901 and was originally a boys school connected to the Nursery in York Road by a bridge.   The school later became Sandfield Infant School and Sandfield Girls School, when at aged 11 pupils moved on to Stoke C of E Secondary Modern in Markenfield Road, now houses and flats.

The school is housed in a beautiful Victorian building that is modernised to the needs of the 21st Century child and teacher. Our grounds are fully utilised to enable the children to have a wide variety of play and learning opportunities, and over the years have won many awards.

‘Sandfield is an academy school rated ‘Good with ‘Outstanding’ for Personal development, behaviour and welfare’ Ofsted judgement June 2017

Meet the Staff

HEADTEACHER Mrs Kate Collins (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Deputy Headteacher Miss Claire McIllroy (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)
School Business Manager Mrs Jane Cregan
Inclusion Team
SENDCo Mrs Laura Kennedy
Home School Link Worker Mrs Lucy Lidstrom (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)
Teaching Staff
Reception Mrs Emma Downes
Year 1 Mrs Helen Holloway and Mrs Karen Whiting
Year 2 Miss Claire McIllroy and Mrs Justine Grant
Year 3 Mrs Jennie Mason
Year 4 Mrs Laura Fish
Year 5 Mrs Nelly Payne and Mrs Sarah Howard
Year 6 Mr Simon Godber
Cover Teacher Mrs Justine Grant
SCITT Teacher Miss Emily Sands (Year 3)
Teaching Assistants
Reception Class Mrs Fiona Campbell-Bell
Miss Lisa Wilde
Mrs Jean Shwerwin
Year 1 Mrs Shulay Edge
Year 2 Mrs Jean Sherwin
Ms Lisa Wilde
Year 3 & Year 4 Mrs Joanne Davey
Year 5 & Year 6 Mrs Laura Di Marco
Learning Support Assistants
Various Year Groups Mrs Jenni March-Ward
Mrs Linda Parker
Mr Gary Tozer
Midday Supervisor Ms Bukerie Mehana
Administration Staff
PA to the Senior Leadership Team Mrs Lindsey Donnithorne
Finance and Data Officer Mrs Helen Elliott
School Office Assistant Mrs Margaret Scott
Forest Schools Mrs Shulay Edge and Mr Lee Davis
Premises Staff
Premises Manager  Mr Tom Carroll
Caretaker Mr Neil Osmand
Catering Team
Head Cook Mrs Michelle Macdonald
Catering Assistants Ms Zoe Garman
Mrs Sadanah Sadanah

Organisational Structure

Organisation Chart Academic Year 2020