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Our School

Sandwich Junior School is a two form entry school with eight spacious classrooms, each equipped with the latest interactive whiteboard technology.

We are extremely fortunate to be located on spacious grounds, bordered by vast playing fields spanning a huge area. These provide plenty of room for a running track, football pitches and a cricket strip, as well as plenty of green space for rounders, athletics and drama activities (on our very own outdoor stage). Our field area also includes a wonderful orchard full of delicious freshly grown fruit, a hidden garden with troughs for planting seasonal vegetables and a labyrinth, which is a much loved spiritual and peaceful part of the school's legacy where children can take time to focus on their thoughts. Additionally, two large playgrounds are each home to exciting outdoor adventure play equipment, basketball nets, netball posts and sturdy sheltered eating areas, complete with wooden tables - perfect for outdoor learning or dining. An open-air classroom of large outdoor musical instruments is also a highlight for children to enjoy, along with a play-shed containing a wide range of active-play equipment.

Within our building, we have a spacious hall (used for assemblies, workshops, P.E., dining etc.) adjacent to a well-equipped kitchen, which provides cooked meals not only for the junior school, but for the Infant school, as well as other local schools. In addition to this, classes have access to an ICT Suite and transportable laptop computers, as well as use of our iPads for cross-curricular learning. Our school library is impressively equipped with a plethora of new books, suggested by the pupils, parents and staff. Moreover, we have a dedicated team of Year Six pupils who have been appointed as Librarians to ensure the smooth running of our library, encapsulating the Wolf Core Value by working with and inspiring younger pupils, thus promoting the pleasure of reading. Also in the library, a beautiful mural of a winding forest path, called ‘The Path of Hope’ by our pupils, was painted by local artist, Mark Mason. In addition to this, we have a purpose built external classroom, affectionately known as the POD, in which additional learning can take place, as well as our Breathing Space and Mindfulness workshops; this provides a relaxing space for pupils to unwind.

 

At the physical and emotional centre of our school is the Quad, also known as the Totem Garden; here you will find our Totem Poles, which depict our Core Value animals, each designed and made by our pupils.

Core Value Totems:

 

  

Our Values

At Sandwich Junior School, the pupils and staff uphold our Core Values, which are at the centre of our school ethos and all that we do. They were first established by the pupils of our school, who chose specific animals that they felt represented the values and attitudes they should show every day, at school and at home:



The Wolf

Working together as a Wolf Pack, we are a team. Helping peers in difficult times, and celebrating our successes.

The Salmon

We always try our best, we are resolute and we never give up. We are always striving to reach the top and take risks with learning, as that is when we make our biggest leaps forward.

The Eagle

Aiming high to achieve the best we can be, and soaring high to reach our potential.

The Dolphin

When children enjoy their learning, they will achieve more.