Are you a prospective parent looking for a Reception place in September 2020?  Please call the office to secure your place on one of tours on 01582621514.  Come along, meet the team and children and discover exactly what we can offer you and your family.   We look forward to meeting you.


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.

We value:






Mr Lloyd
Upcoming dates

Mon 11th Nov- Remembrance Day- children are invited to wear their Girl-guiding or Scouts uniform to school.

Mon 11th Nov- Year R phonics workshop-2.30- parents welcome.

Tues 12th Nov- Year 6 trip to RAF museum.

Tues 12th Nov- Cross Country.

Wed 13th Nov- Odd socks day.

Wed 13th Nov- Year 6 table tennis.

Thurs 14th Nov- Year 6 maths challenge.

Fri 15th Nov- Children in Need- Pyjama day.

Fri 15th Nov- drama workshop for years R, 1 and 2.

Tues 26th Nov- Chess Tournament.

Tues 26th Nov- Prospective Parents tour 1.30.

Fri 29th Nov- Occasional day- SCHOOL CLOSED

Sun 1st Dec- Christmas Fair, Reindeer Run, Batford Lights up.

Wed 4th Dec- Rotatory Carol Concert.

Wed 4th Dec- Wheelie Wednesday.

Mon 9th Dec- Nativity Dress rehearsal.

Tues 10th Dec- Nativity performance- 1.30.

Wed 11th Dec- Christmas Dinner day.

Wed 11th Dec- Nativity performance- 6.00.

Thurs 12th Dec- Whole School Trip to the Pantomime- Harpenden.

Fri 13th Dec- Christmas Film night.

Mon 16th Dec- Book Look.

Tues 17th Dec- Mrs Martin Assembly.

Wed 18th Dec- Year 6 Tea Dance-6.00.

Fri 20th Dec- Carols around the tree-9.30.

Fri 20th Dec- Term finished at 1.30.

Mon 6th Jan- INSET DAY.

Tues 6th Jan- Children back to school.

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

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Phone: 0300 123 4048

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INSET DAY - 02/09/19

Term starts - 03/09/19

Finish for half term - 25/10/19 (3.15pm)

Children back - 04/11/19

Occasional Day-29/11/19

Finish for Christmas - 20/12/19 (1.30pm)


INSET DAY - 06/01/20

Term starts - 07/01/20

Finish for half term - 14/02/20 (3.15pm)

Children back - 24/02/20

Finish for Easter - 03/04/20 (1.30pm)


INSET DAY - 20/04/20

Term starts - 21/04/20

Finish for half term - 22/05/20 (3.15pm)

Children back - 01/06/20

Finish for Summer- 17/07/20 (1.30pm)

INSET DAY- 20/07/20

INSET DAY- 21/07/20

Sauncey Wood Primary School

Pickford Hill

Harpenden, Hertfordshire


01582 621514