Sandelford School

Sandelford School

Together Towards Independence

Principal’s welcome

Welcome to Sandelford school’s website which I hope will give you a flavour of our very special learning community and the work that goes on in our school. Our focus is on providing a positive, productive and individualised learning environment where everyone involved; pupils, parents and staff, are supported and encouraged to develop and enhance their life and learning skills. We recognise that all of our young people experience unique challenges to learning and we passionately believe that it is our role as professionals to help “unlock” their potential by providing them and their families, with the means by which they can access our curriculum. We believe that it is only in working collaboratively with other professionals and parents that we can make the best possible provision for our young people.

Please browse the pages of the site to find out how we provide a bespoke “Sandelford specific” skills based programme which is based on the NI Curriculum. At its centre there is a focus on the core skills which our young people require to make the most of all the opportunities that life will present. I am confident that you will also see how we consider that the development of our young peoples’ social & emotional skills and their mental health & wellbeing is central to enabling them to live life fully.

I hope that you find our website interesting and informative, that it provides you with ideas and support and that it gives you an insight into our young people’s achievements, the activities they engage in and that you get a real insight into our Sandelford Family….

Mrs Sharon Tennant



The Communication Department caters for all ages 4 to 19 and is tailored to providing for pupils with complex learning needs, medical...

Early Years

Within the Early Year’s Department staff aim to provide the children with an enriching environment which allows them to explore, discover and begin...

Middle School

In the Middle School department, the curriculum encompasses the five core skill areas with an importance on functional literacy...


The Transition Department caters for our older pupils and focuses primarily on equipping them with the necessary life and social skills which will support...

Strategies and Therapies

Further Information

Meet our Governors

Chairperson – Mrs J Christie CVO OBE Governor members: Vice Chair – Mrs A Millar Designated governor for Safeguarding –...

School Policies

Here you will find links to our Child Protection Policy and Complaints Procedure Policy. If you have any questions, please...

News & Events

News & Events There is always plenty going on in our School Community from raising money for charities to celebrating...

School Holidays

Pupil Holiday List 2021-2022 Halloween Break: Tueday 26th October – Tuesday 2nd November Staff Development Days: Monday 22nd and Tuesday...