Outstanding preparation for adult life, through:

  • Excellent teaching and learning
  • Highest achievement for all pupils
  • A safe and caring environment

We are proud to put the pupil at the centre of all we do. This means that our pupils have positive and successful learning experiences.  We encourage all our pupils to achieve their very best through our personalised curriculum.

Sandside Lodge School:

  • values everyone equally regardless of ability or background
  • ensures that the school is a safe place to be at all times
  • puts positive relationships at the heart of all it does
  • ensures that excellent teaching and learning is our core activity
  • sets high expectations in a supportive and caring atmosphere
  • promotes self-reliance, independence and personal autonomy
  • focuses on hard work, achievement and excellence
  • conducts rigorous evaluation to ensure continuous improvement
  • is highly ambitious
  • aspirational in our goals and not afraid to embrace change and try out new ideas

Our Vision

Our Ethos

Distinctive Features

Our expectations of our pupils’ behaviour are high because we place our trust in them to behave responsibly. They respond well and we achieve a calm, orderly environment where learning is the prime focus.

Our overriding aim is to encourage all pupils to be the best they can through:

  • a thematic curriculum based on abilities, needs and interests
  • a total communication environment
  • autism enabling provision and facilities
  • encouraging pupils to lead fulfilled lives as included, independent and productive members of their community
  • working in partnership with our local community

Mrs Donna Stretton

Sandside Lodge School

Sandside Road


LA12 9EF

Tel: 01229 588825

Email: admin@sandside.org.uk

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