Sandling Primary School is situated in a quiet residential area to the north of the county town of Maidstone. The open spaces of the North Downs, Penenden Heath, Valley Park Nature Reserve and Mote Park are all within walking distance, as are the county library and town centre. There are good road and rail links to London, the Channel Tunnel and the Kent coast with access to the M20 being approximately a mile away from the school. The town has a good bus service and there are two railway stations, one with a high speed link to London.
There are places of worship that serve most denominations within easy reach. The town centre has a thriving shopping centre, plenty of places to eat and enjoy, parks, theatres, historic buildings, museums and sports and leisure clubs. The River Medway runs through the middle of the town with its historic Town Bridge, Archbishops’ Palace, riverside walk and footbridges and Millennium Park. There is small marina and canoe club as well as access to the river for small boats.
The town offers a large range of sports facilities, including, cricket, football, gymnastics, hockey, rugby, swimming and walking. There are specialist societies and support groups for a wide variety of interests and needs. These include such interests as art, collecting, dance, film, literature, music, rambling, running and family history. Support needs such as bereavement, caring, and a number of medical and mental health conditions are well served by a number of clubs and societies. There are also plenty of opportunities for volunteering.
As the county town of Kent, Maidstone is a growing town offering a wide variety of opportunities to suit all. It’s close proximity to London, the coast and being situated in the garden of England make it an ideal place to live.