Our School: An attractive, popular school in a rural village

A great school

Dry Sandford School was opened in 1938 and is located north-west of Abingdon, with a catchment area that includes the villages of Dry Sandford, Wootton, Gozzards Ford, Whitecross and parts of Wootton.

Spacious, inclusive & popular

Pottery LessonWith spacious classrooms and grounds, the school has a large field and multiple play areas with football, netball and short tennis pitches for the children to enjoy. We have an ICT room, a sizeable hall, staffroom and office. Our pond and large areas of open space are often used to take learning outside and enhance the children’s experiences. We use the villages of Dry Sandford and Wootton for local studies, as well as making educational excursions into Oxford and surrounding areas. A fitness trail also gives the pupils at Dry Sandford a challenging but safe opportunity for exercises, helping to encourage a healthy lifestyle. At Dry Sandford Primary School all learners are valued and there is a “whole school” approach to inclusivity as we know that care, guidance and support have a positive impact on both pupils’ capacity to learn and on their self-confidence.

And finally…Class Arrangements

The school consists of four classes:

  • Owlets (Foundation Stage) – Class Teacher: Mrs. Susan Hammersley
  • Barn Owls(Year `1-2) – Class Teachers: Mrs.Dyer  (M, Tu, Th & F) and Mrs. Hannah Yoshida (W)
  • Snowy Owls (Years 3 & 4) – Class Teacher: Mrs. Anne Wright & Mrs Collette Sims
  • Eagle Owls (Years 5 & 6) – Class Teacher: Miss Tina Stirling

Classes are supported by teaching assistants who work alongside the class teacher. Children are supported at an individual level where needed.

More about our School…

In this section of our website, you can read more about our aims, the curriculum, extra curricular activities on offer, attainment levels, and much more! Use the menu links above under ‘Our School’ to find out more.