Sauncey Wood Primary School is a vibrant school where children are enthusiastic and motivated to achieve endless possibilities. The children are at the heart of every decision we make to ensure that they are happy, confident and that the opportunities that are provided for them are relevant to their needs both now and in the future.

At Sauncey Wood, we believe that children should be curious about their learning. Our aim is to ‘GROW CURIOUS MINDS’ through our engaging curriculum, we ensure that children can foster a passion for learning that will help to develop high aspirations and a lifetime of memories. Changes to the New Framework from Ofsted have given us the power to make learning the most exciting it can be and our experienced and excellent staff are here to make this happen every single day!


We believe in ensuring that children receive a well-rounded and full inspiring curriculum; where individual talents can be spotted and nurtured to ensure that all children experience success and reach their full potential.

We are a School where we build resilience, reflection, cooperation, mindfulness, perseverance and curiosity; we believe in providing opportunities for children to develop characteristics for effective learning and for life. We are innovative, aspirational and consistent in our holistic approach, constantly reflecting on our practice. We try to make learning creative, stimulating, inclusive and fun with lots of challenge, setting ambitious goals for the future.

The school has a dedicated team that works hard to reach high standards in everything we do and this is further embedded through our successful relationships with parents, the local community and the wider community.


We firmly believe that education is a partnership between home and school and regard you as an active partner in your child's education and value your interest and support.


I hope that this website will give you as much information as possible about our school, the staff and the many activities that our children enjoy through our curriculum and our extra-curricular activities that you need. 


It will grow over time as we add more information, but can never replace the first-hand experience of coming to visit us. My door is always open, and I look forward to welcoming you personally to Sauncey Wood.

School update from Mr Lloyd

During this period of school closure, we will be supporting our children to ensure they can still access activities and resources that support their education.

We will be working on a fortnightly approach to learning where teachers will prepare activities that can be used to support learning at home.  This will give a range of tasks, activities and links to online learning platforms to support children. Please contact the office (admin@saunceywood.herts.sch.uk) if you need a paper copies of any of the Home Learning that is set.

When faced with challenge of suddenly “home schooling” there is no right or wrong approach and every family will be approaching this differently. Whilst we recommend doing regular practice of basic skills (e.g. times tables, spelling, handwriting, reading) it is not appropriate to set an expectation on amount of work that should be completed daily.

We want to ensure that children do have the opportunities to learn at home but also remain as safe as possible in these unprecedented times.

I want to thank you all for your support, your positive approach to helping your children learn and the feedback that we are receiving daily.  Please do feel free to contact me directly (head@saunceywood.herts.sch.uk) should you have any further questions or even just want to say hello.  I am here to listen and support all our families during these difficult times.

Mr Lloyd

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Mr Lloyd
Upcoming dates

"We should take comfort that while we may
still have more to endure, better days will 
return: we will be with our friends again; we 
will be with our families again; we will meet 

The Queen, 5 April 2020

How to register for The Pupil Premium Grant/Free School Meals

Online: At www.hertsdirect.org/freeschoolmeals

Phone: 0300 123 4048


9th May - May Bank Holiday (Friday) 

22nd May - Finish for half term  (3.15pm)

1st June - Children return to school 

17th July - Finish for Summer (1.30pm)

INSET DAY- 20/07/20

INSET DAY- 21/07/20


2nd Sept - INSET DAY 

3rd Sept - Term Begins 

26th-30th Oct - Half Term 

4th Dec - Occasional Day

18th Dec - Term ends (1.30pm)

2021 DATES

4th Jan - INSET DAY

5th Jan - Term begins

15th-19th Feb - Half term 

26th March - Finish for Easter (1.30pm)

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Sauncey Wood Primary School

Pickford Hill

Harpenden, Hertfordshire


01582 621514