Welcome to Sandford Park School

Founded in 1922, Sandford Park is a small and distinctive private co-educational day school with 250 students, aged between 12-18 years. It is situated on 2.5 hectares of secluded and beautiful wooded grounds, close to Dublin’s city centre. The non-denominational nature of the school is central to its unique character and draws pupils from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and cultures together in a secure and intellectually stimulating environment.

Our mission is to equip our students with the skills to enable them to think creatively, reason critically and communicate effectively. We accomplish this by fostering a love of learning, a respect for cultural diversity and a strong home/school partnership. We focus on the needs of each individual student and encourage him/her to exceed his/her potential, both inside and outside the classroom, so that they will acquire the self-confidence and personal attributes necessary to succeed in whatever walk of life they pursue.

We welcome and encourage visits from prospective parents and students. 



Apr 10, 2014

Congratulations to: Thomas Maxwell for winning the Sarah Cooper Cup for Junior Organ at the Feis Ceoil, Isabel Doyle - 1st Place in Junior Violin. Peter Flanagan, Very Highly Commended, and William Doyle, Max van der Lee and Ahron Lillie Sumar, Commended, in the Paul Deegan Cup. Congratulations also to: Theo Foley 1st prize in Junior viola, Kevin McDonnell - 1st prize in Junior Irish Harp,  Nathan Johns- Senior Descant Recorder- Very Highly Commended and 2nd place in Senior Treble Recorder, Paige Donnelly- Very Highly Commended in a large field of singers in Girls Vocal Solo A,  Isabel Doyle and Seoirse Claffey (Voice) and Very Highly Commended (Voice) to Emily Jane Doyle and to Jason  Yang, who  won 2nd prize in the Under 17 clarinet competition.


Well done also to Oscar O'Broin in the  Under 16 Piano Competition at the St Anne's School Music Festival. 
Mar 31, 2014
Mar 14, 2014

Congratulations to Kevin McDonnell and Jason Yang who came second in a very large field of 'dueters' in the U16 piano duets competition at DIT.

Dec 4, 2013

A number of student led initiatives have taken place in the last few months to further our journey towards our third Green Flag. Students researched and purchased a Water Butt which has been installed beside the changing rooms, this will be used to harvest rain water which can be used for a number of purposes around the grounds. They also collected and filled 500ml water bottles with sand and placed them in the toilet cisterns to reduce their capacity each time the are used. We held a 'water awareness' week at the beginning of November and there was a special SPHE class dedicated to this. Signage was also designed by the 1st years and this has been placed around the school to encourage smarter water usage. A number of leaky taps have also been fixed. Students are currently taking daily reading of the water meter to assess our water consumption compared with reading taken this time last year.

We will make a submission to An Taisce in February for our third Green Flag.

Aug 27, 2013

Sandford Park School has become co-educational after 91 years as a boys school. Read the full article here You can also see the photographs in our gallery - click here.