Welcome to the Forest and Sandridge School Website!
We are a rural school in Wiltshire on the outskirts of Melksham and are lucky enough to be surrounded by beautiful countryside! We do hope you enjoy learning more about our school whilst exploring our website.
We've had two really busy terms here and are now preparing for our Christmas break! I know it wont be long before we're raring to go again in January for another term! We're looking forward to another term of excitement and fantastic learning by children and staff alike and have, as always, got a great deal planned!
Please feel free to contact us if you have any enquiries or make any comments you have in our guest book.
We hope you enjoy our Website! Have very Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year!
A message from Anna Coombs, Headteacher
History of the School
Forest & Sandridge Church of England Aided School is situated at the foot of Sandridge Hill on land originally given by the Hon. Ralph Ludlow Lopes, the then occupant of Sandridge Park.
The school originally consisted on two classrooms with a teacher's house attached and was opened in 1874.
The school was modernised and extended in 1968 to include three classrooms, kitchen and indoor toilet and cloakroom accommodation. It has a playing field adjacent to the school.
In 1990 additional accommodation was created by conversion of the old school house into Staff Room, Library, Offices and Resources Areas.
In 1994 a double mobile classroom was erected on the school field and in 1998 a single mobile classroom was added. In 2001 the school kitchen was converted into a classroom. Another single mobile was added, in 2004, giving the school a total of seven classes and a hall.
In April 2006 we extended our smallest classroom which has made it into a much more workable classroom.
In the Summer of 2006 we converted one of our group rooms into a food preparation area which is used for serving and organising our school meals, group work and cookery.
our most recent upgrades have been redecoration of many classrooms over the summer holiday 2007 and renovation of the Key Stage 2 toilets... a long awaited project!