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Our Community

Our Immediate Neighbours:

Sandford St. Martin’s Church

(including BREAKFAST@9am family service)

Other weekly activities in the Church Space

  • Friday Night Youth 6:30pm-8:00pm (Term time – Sandford St. Martin’s Church (Year 6-Year 8)
  • Sandford Seedlings Toddler Group – Tuesdays 1:30-3:00 (Term Time)


Sandmartins’ Activity Club

(breakfast club, after-school club and holiday activities)

Pine Martin Grange Care home

This is next door to our school. We invite the residents to events we hold at school and our school choir has been in to sing to them frequently.

External charities and organisations we work with/visit/welcome:

The Wareham Lions

They support our school in lots of ways, from helping to transport children to swimming lessons and sports events in their minibus; being the masterminds behind the sponsored swim our school takes part in each year (which raises valuable funds towards the school projects) and also taking part in our Christmas and Summer Fayres with their fun pocket money games which all the children love getting involved in.,

Wareham Carnival and Wareham Father Christmas Commitees

As a school, we attend the carnival in the Summer and also the Santa parade in December. Our thanks to the Carnival Committee for the two donations we have had this year, one for litter pickers for our school eco club and also for money to re-cover our school stage.

Wareham Rotary.

They have supported us in planting 400 saplings in our grounds and also digging footings for a shade sail and outdoor classroom. The Rotary has also made contributions towards tree protectors in our grounds.

Woodland Trust

Thanks to the Woodland Trust who gifted us with 400 tree saplings to plant in our grounds.

Wareham Men's shed 

Thanks to the Wareham Men's Shed for helping school with various projects including 5 friendship benches in the school grounds and a boat in our reception outdoor learning area.

National Trust

Our school membership allows us to visit Corfe Castle, Studland Bay and Brownsea Island. Through our community links with the National Trust our eco club is invited each year to pull out pine saplings in the Studland area.

Other Community links

Our foodshare/community fridge partners

Volunteers collect ‘best before’ and ‘use by’ food that cannot be sold from the shops listed below. In term time, it is distributed by the main school office from 8am as well as Not Just Sundaes in Wareham (Tues-Fri 10am-2pm). On Saturdays everything goes to Not Just Sundaes and on Sunday it is given out from Sandford Church, 8am - 11am.

Join the Facebook group by searching for Wareham and Sandford Community Fridge.

Asda Sandford, Corfe Mullen Parade Co-op, Towers Way Co-op, Hamworthy Co-op, Wareham Co-op, Premier Stores in Sandford and Carey And Sainsbury's in Wareham.

Local businesses that support our PTA, we are especially thankful to…

  • Andrews Plant, for various vehicles and support over the years, from carnival floats to mini diggers.
  • Co-op community fund
  • Bradford building supplies
  • Perfect party tents for supplying us with marquees, supporting our summer fayre and sports day.
  • Tesco, Fleetsbridge – community engagement
  • Asda foundation
  • Purbeck Village Quoir
  • WPA Trustee Foundation (outdoor music funding)
  • for our clothes bank recycling
  • for our ink cartridge recycling
  • Twins FX, for the loan of snow machines and gifting snow liquid.

Education support and our connection with local schools

Local pre-schools/nursery provision

  • Sandford Pre-school
  • Blossoms
  • Topps
  • Kidz love Nature – Lytchett Minster


Lytchett Minister Pyramid -

  • Lytchett Minster School
  • Bere Regis Primary
  • Upton Infants
  • Upton Juniors
  • Lytchett Matravers
  • Sturminster Marshall


Purbeck Education Partnership -

  • Purbeck School (inc Sports and School games)
  • The Swanage School
  • Swanage Primary
  • St Mark's CE Primary, Swanage
  • St Mary’s Catholic Primary, Swanage
  • St George’s CE Primary, Langton Matravers
  • Stoborough CE Primary
  • St Mary’s CE Primary, Wareham
  • Wool CE Primary
  • St Mary and St Joesph Catholic Primary, Wool
  • Bovington Primary Academy
  • Lulworth and WInfrith CE Primary

Other organisations that support us to be our best

  • Salisbury Diocese Board of Education
  • Wessex Association of Leaders in Education (WALE)
  • Purbeck Locality (Dorset Council)
  • The Alliance of Dorset Special Schools (TADSS)
  • Coastal Learning Partnership (training and courses)
  • South Central Teaching School Hub
  • Simon Adorian Consultancy