Achievement For All

Sandgate School focusses on the education of students with a diverse range of talents and abilities. Our core area of expertise is teaching and learning associated to young people with learning needs and disabilities. We rate the progress that a young person makes through their Education, Health and Care Plan with equal weight to academic progress. Each student has a documented personal pathway through their school career at Sandgate school that provides a rich, warm and fulfilling learning environment.
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Outdoor Learning

We firmly believe that if you provide a range of environments in which a student can learn a skill and perform, the likelihood of learning becoming truly embedded is greatly enhanced. At Sandgate ‘Outdoor Learning’ means to learn in an environment outside of the class room. Outdoor learning takes place locally, in and around Kendal and far afield to offer a rich learning environment and hands on experiences that add value to our varied curriculum.
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Curriculum Journey

As a student transitions into the Sandgate community we assess their Education, Health, Care and Social needs and set a plan for future. We ensure that a full range of professionals and family input into this plan, this enables us to launch each student onto the appropriate curriculum pathway. We teach within a curriculum framework that ensures that students cover all subjects within a broad and balanced curriculum, with a continuing eye on specific individual needs. Within each pathway we use the natural and manmade resources around us to develop both functional and specific academic skills, leading our learners towards their future.
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Welcome to Sandgate School - Our Ethos and Values

Welcome to the Sandgate School Website. We hope that you manage to get a flavour of who we are through viewing the amazing things that we do. The curriculum at Sandgate School is focused on individual pathways, we offer a route through school that strives towards our vision of ‘Achievement For All’. To fulfil the vision we aim to develop every child’s personality, abilities and talents to the full, to be the best they can be.

As Headteacher it is my responsibility to ensure that all students at Sandgate school are safe, secure and educated inclusively, I also firmly believe that it is within my brief to make sure that all children have an amazing experience and love coming to school. We have a dedicated staff team that are constantly developing and adapting to the needs of students in our catchment and beyond. We place a high value on parental involvement incorporating the families aims and ambitions into the curriculum which is developed for each child, now and into the future.

Mr Dan Hinton (Headteacher)

Our latest Ofsted report

Sandgate School was last inspected in June 2023. You can view our Ofsted report here:

Ofsted Report




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The Sandgate Campus

Sandgate is a split site school. Our Primary site is situated on Sandylands Road 5 minutes walk away from our Secondary Site at The Queen Katherine School on Appleby Rd. Many of our students work on both of the campuses not only as a means of using specialist equipment but also to aid the integration into secondary school life.

Out of hours safeguarding contacts

For immediate safeguarding action, please ring 999

If you have a serious concern about a child or young person when the children’s services offices are closed, CLICK HERE

The CSCP Contact Form can be found here

If you have a concern that you need to let school know about, please text a message with your name to this number: 07423 114 447

If necessary you will then receive a ring back during office hours.