Friends of Sandroyd

The Friends of Sandroyd Committee brings together parents and school staff to organise social events throughout the year for the benefit of the Sandroyd children and families. Funds raised from these events go towards the school’s chosen charities as well as specific projects within the school.

Committee Members 2019-2020

  • Year 8 Rosie Thomasin-Foster
  • Year 7 Carol Blatchford (Chair)
  • Year 6 Winkie Lacy-Smith
  • Year 5 Katie Bullen
  • Year 4 Harriet Egerton
  • Year 3 Sarah Wilkinson
  • The Walled Garden Claire Marks
  • School Alice Speers

The Friends of Sandroyd Annual Events

Some popular events organised by The Friends throughout the year include:

  • September – Parents’ Lunch & Rounders: a fun rounders match with a picnic lunch giving new parents a chance to meet others and current parents to catch up after the holidays.
  • October – The Year 8 Rock & Roll Evening: a fantastic social for Year 8 in conjunction with pupils from other local schools. 
  • November – The Christmas Fair: held in the theatre, a wonderfully festive event with popular and varied stalls.
  • March – Parents’ Quiz Night: a fun & relaxed BYO evening in the school dining room where pre-arranged teams attempt to tackle Mr Cartwright’s eclectic mix of questions.
  • May – The Summer Fête: a real highlight with games hosted by the Year 8’s including inflatable obstacle courses, crazy golf, splat the rat, plants, books, pony rides and the highly competitive dog agility.
  • May – A Summer Social for parents: early evening drinks and nibbles at the Pavilion following an afternoon of matches on a Wednesday.

How can I be involved?

If you have ideas about how we could fundraise or would like to get involved with any of the events, please do get in touch via the school office.

The Friends really value the support of the Sandroyd staff and parents whose time, effort and donations have helped raise funds for good causes including: Tusk Trust, Whizz Kids, RNLI, Trussel Trust, Naomi House.

The Sandpipers Cricket Team

The Sandpipers cricket team is made up of Sandroyd parents and staff, past and present, who meet for informal fixtures on a Tuesday evening throughout the summer term. We would love to hear from any parents who would be interested in joining for a fun game of cricket and a chance to socialise. Other halves most welcome too!

Please get in touch with Tom Blomfield