SANDFORD PARK SCHOOL
TRANSITION TO CO-EDUCATION IN SEPTEMBER 2013
Sandford Park School embarked on an exciting new chapter in its development with the transition in September 2013, to a co-educational school with girls eligible for enrolment into all year groups. The change has been warmly welcomed by the student and school community with the transition achieved in a virtually seamless manner over the last 5 years.
The decision to enrol girls to the school was taken for a number of reasons including:
a. Fulfilment of the original intention and vision of school’s founder Alfred Le Peton.
b. Sandford wished to adapt to a societal shift towards co-educational schools.
c. Sandford believes its ethos and values will be maintained and enhanced by the transition to a co-educational model.
d. Significant numbers of current and potential parents and feeder schools have expressed an interest in Sandford providing a co-educational environment.
e. This move has allowed Sandford to broaden its footprint in the community as well as optimising the use of our resources and infrastructure.
The Board of Governors, together with staff and members of the parent body oversaw the process leading up to, and after, the introduction of co-education at Sandford in August 2013.
It is our strong belief that the move to co-education by Sandford is completely in unison with the Ireland of today, the Ireland of the future and the original vision held by founder Alfred Le Peton for a co-educational school focused on a full and rounded education centred on academic achievement.