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Ofsted Report Sept 2017


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Ofsted Guide for parents and carers


"For many of your parents, the decision to move their child from their local school to Sandside Lodge, while one of their hardest, in hindsight has been one of their best. .... As one parent told inspectors, ‘We could not have wished for a better school.’"

"Teachers have high expectations of every pupil in their classes, accept no excuses and make sure that not a moment is wasted. In every lesson, your teachers skilfully thread reading, writing and mathematics through the activities."

"Good behaviour is a strength of the school. The school is a calm and orderly learning environment. Older pupils are excellent role models to their younger counterparts. Pupils are keen to please their teachers and other adults. Pupils get on well together, both in the classroom and at breaktimes."

The school was inspected on Tuesday 12th September 2017.


Mrs Donna Stretton

Sandside Lodge School

Sandside Road


LA12 9EF

Tel: 01229 588825


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