WSE/MLL Reports

In May 2018, the Department of Education and Skills conducted a WSE/MLL Inspection of Sandford Park School. This in-depth process provides a thorough critique of a school, from both a holistic and a specific perspective. We encourage parents and prospective parents to view the final report, which can be downloaded here or seen at


Our previous report which took place in January 2008 can be downloaded here or seen at

January 2008 Whole-School Evaluation in brief:

  • “Sandford Park School is an inclusive educational community, which embraces diversity and where all partners become involved in the many areas of school activity and in promoting the values of the school.”
  • “Clear systems are in place for the effective management of students who were respectful and cordial in all their interactions, and whose conduct is informed by an exemplary code of behaviour.”
  • “Teachers are appropriately deployed according to their qualifications and skills. There is a strong commitment and belief in continuing professional development which is fully promoted and supported by the school.”
  • “Whole-school planning is well established in the school and an exemplary school plan has been developed. All members of the school community are appropriately engaged in the planning process of development, implementation and review.”
  • “All students are encouraged and supported to reach their highest attainable level. There is an exemplary guidance programme in place in the school that ensures students are provided with educational, vocational and personal guidance if required.”
  • “The pastoral care of students is exemplary and reflects the supportive and caring environment in which students are educated.”
  • “The school has an active and articulate students’ council which is appropriately representative of the general student body.”
  • “There is a dynamic and proactive parent teacher association, which makes a valuable contribution towards supporting the school. Communication with the wider parent body is of a very high quality.”
  • “All buildings and facilities are very well maintained and there are excellent resources, including ICT, available in the school to support teaching and learning.”