Our aim is to help students develop their self-confidence, emotional intelligence and motivation through participation in the arts.
Sandringham has a very strong record of achievement in the Arts, both performing and visual.
We have always recognised and valued the benefits of a broad education encompassing the Arts to help young people acquire the critical skills of communication, working in collaboration and problem solving.
All students study art, music, drama and dance at KS3 and must choose at least one of these subjects at KS4. Large numbers of students go on to study one or more of the arts subjects at A-level and then opt to follow undergraduate courses in the arts at University.
As an arts college, we are able to recruit the most talented staff who provide exceptional learning to students at Sandringham and to many junior schools through our extensive outreach programme. There are numerous arts activities run each year and many of these take place in the SandPit Theatre: a truly stunning 280 seater auditorium which provides a professional standard venue within which young people can learn, practise and perform.
The opportunity to be involved in wholeschool productions brings students of all ages together and gives them a sense of pride and satisfaction in their achievements. Students benefit significantly from this curriculum and become articulate, motivated and flexible learners.
Arts subjects are very well represented throughout the school, contributing to students‘ excellent personal development and encouraging their creative abilities.Ofsted
Through our science specialism we aim to increase students‘ interest and achievement in the sciences.
Through an enquiry based approach, we develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Science is delivered by an innovative team of staff in a suite of laboratories newly refurbished to the highest of standards.
We have established a challenging science curriculum to meet the needs of all students, with large numbers following triple science at GCSE and many students opting to study sciences at A-level standard in the Sixth-Form. We aim to further increase the number of students entering science, engineering and maths (STEM) courses at undergraduate level through our work as a science college.
There are many additional activities offered as a result of specialist status with clubs in astronomy, amateur radio and the environment as examples. There is also a strong science and engineering club with projects involving rocket making and racing mini formula one cars. The extended community programme of science lessons and lectures add an extra dimension to interest in the sciences.
The Science Faculty are very environmentally aware and support a Green Policy throughout the school to ensure we are as energy efficient and resourceful as possible.
Students make outstanding progress between years 7 - 11 and their attainment in science at the end of year 11 is high. Students demonstrate high levels of independence; they are able to generate interesting questions and show a high level of skill in researching information and in designing and carrying out investigations. Ofsted