St Mary's School at Knebworth House

The team at Knebworth House has been awarded the Sandford Award for Education for another consecutive year.

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The Sandford Award is an independently judged, quality assured assessment of education programmes at heritage sites, museums, archives and collections across the British Isles.

Knebworth House has continuously held the Sandford Award for excellence in heritage education since 2001.

More than 350 sites – including historic houses, museums, galleries, places of worship, gardens, landscapes and collections – have received an Award since the scheme began in 1978. They include Hampton Court Palace, Brunel’s SS Great Britain in Bristol, Edinburgh Castle, and Big Pit – the National Mining Museum of Wales.

The judge of the Sandford Award commented: “Knebworth House is an exciting and interesting place for school groups to visit. The education team take care to offer visits that are tailored to the particular interests and needs of a group, and which make the most of the House and the collection.

“Often it is possible for school groups to be the only visitors in the house which gives a group the chance to take time in each room and really engage with the topic in hand. This makes for memorable visits! “

The education programmes at Knebworth House caters for students of all ages and backgrounds. The award winning programmes are designed to educate, inspire and entertain.

The programmes are available from March to September and there is something for all Key Stages across the curriculum, including History, Science and Literacy days.

If you are visiting from June onwards, teachers may also choose to visit the Adventure Playground where children will have endless fun on the swings, slides, play equipment and explore Fort Knebworth.

See the Education section of the Knebworth House website for more information about the programmes available.

School visits organisers may like to know that there are still spaces available for this September.

Call now to secure your preferred dates. The group bookings team will be happy to advise, call 01438-810931 or e-mail