“We aim to send all young people into an ever-changing world able and qualified to play their full part in it.”


Hello and welcome to our website.

It is with great pleasure, as Headteacher of the school, that I welcome you to our website and hope it provides you with all the up-to-date and relevant information you need to find out about our nurturing, community school. Please use the social media links at the top of our page to see even more amazing things going on in school, and if a parent/carer of a child in school, remember to link to your child’s class on ClassDojo. Lots of our exciting learning and key information and messages are posted in this way.

I joined the school in June 2023. Being the leader of a school is an immense privilege and my personal belief is that the children are at the centre of everything we do and deserve to have their experiences broadened regardless of background. I’m a firm believer, and have a passion for ensuring, that any decision made in school focuses on a child-first approach, where the children are at the heart of these decisions and that every step taken will help them to succeed and thrive whilst they develop in their academic and personal qualities.

At Rawmarsh Sandhill, our students are the beating heart of our school. We nurture the development of knowledge, confidence, creativity, skills and understanding to help them develop into happy, healthy, caring and successful local, national and global citizens. We help them to develop their confidence and resilience in themselves and their studies, to ensure that they build these important life skills in readiness for their next stages. We do this in a safe, inclusive, democratic and positive learning environment where every individual is valued, diversity is celebrated, self-belief is encouraged and all are able to achieve their full potential. We instil respect, resilience, pride & aspiration, aiming to send all young people into an ever-changing world able and qualified to play their full part in it.

Together, with the support of our close-knit Wickersley Partnership Trust colleagues and services, we continue to aspire for our pupils and push forward on our continued journey of improvement. In the end, I always ask my staff and school to consider one key statement: never do less for other people’s children than we would do for our own.

Thank you,
Mrs E Leighton

Mrs E Leighton


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