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Sands School – Innovative education since 1987

An alternative independent school for 11 – 17 year-olds. Genuinely child-centred teaching in small classes with a democratic ethos that fosters trust, mutual respect and self-directed learning.

Open Day for prospective students on Saturday the 21st of April 2018 (RSVP for numbers via contact page)


We trust our students to make key decisions about their own education and about the daily running of the school


Students learn to think and choose for themselves


Students and staff work together to make Sands a unique and wonderful place to study, work and play

Looking forward to our Open Day this Saturday. It looks like we will have a sunny day for it. Here's the programme for the day. ...

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Last day of term: saying goodbye to Helena. ...

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We have taken the decision not to try and open the school tomorrow, Monday the 19th of March. Further snow is expected today and it is forecast to get very cold overnight and into tomorrow morning, making driving conditions very difficult. (South Dartmoor Community College is also staying closed).

We will post an update regarding Tuesday.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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