Sandringham awarded ArtsMark Platinum!

We are delighted to announce that Sandringham School has been designated as a Platinum ArtsMark School by the Arts Council of England in recognition of the outstanding provision for arts across the school.  The awarding panel commented  > view full article

School funding

I am sure you are aware that there is considerable national debate about school funding.  Despite the rhetoric from the DfE over protecting schools' budgets, the reality is clear that the flat cash settlements over recent years and into the future are resulting in a significant REAL TERMS CUT to education funding in England. The latest predictions are a shortfall of between 8 - 13% by 2020.  > view full article

High Altitude Balloon Launch reaches near space

At 10:34am on the 16th March 2017, Sandringham successfully launched a High Altitude Balloon into near-space. This was the culmination of over 6 months of work by over 60 students split into teams that dealt with the programming, fabrication of the payload, tracking and radio operation. Permission was sought from the Civil Aviation Authority and we nervously kept an eye on atmospheric conditions and wind direction to determine a launch time and date. > view full article

Sandringham launch a spacecraft!

At 10:34am on the 16th March 2017, Sandringham successfully launched a High Altitude Balloon into near-space. This was the culmination of over 6 months of work by over 60 students split into teams that dealt with the programming, fabrication of the payload, tracking and radio operation. Permission was sought from the Civil Aviation Authority and we nervously kept an eye on atmospheric conditions and wind direction to determine a launch time and date. > view full article

British Science Week #sandBSW2017

  British Science Week runs from the 10th to 17th March 2017. Sandringham is putting on a host of events based around the theme 'Gravity'.  These include rollercoaster workshops from the Engineering Development Trust, a lecture from Airbus Defence and Space, building a rollercoaster from K'Nex inside I block and many lesson-based activities in STEM subjects. > view full article

Sixth Form presentation

Further information on our wonderful sixth form is shown below.   > view full article

World Class Schools Awards Ceremony

Now in its third year, a further tranche of schools were awarded the prestigious World Class Quality Mark in a special ceremony at Queen Mary University of London last week. The total number of schools now accredited is 44, and these are many of the highest performing non-selective state schools in England. Sandringham was accredited in the first year of the programme, and now support the assessment of other schools. This year, Mr. > view full article

Sandringham returns to space: High Altitude Balloon launch.

During assembly this week, the Sandringham STEM team is launching a major project for 2017. > view full article

Sandringham win team of the year at National Teaching Awards 2016

The secret of any success lies in great teamwork and this is certainly true for one of the teams at Sandringham.  The STEM team from Sandringham won the National Teaching Award for team of the year at the grand final held in the Guildhall, London, last night.  > view full article

Making progress on next development at Farafenni Senior School, The Gambia

As you know, we have been in partnership with Farafenni Senior Secondary High School in The Gambia, West Africa for over eight years now. Over this time there have been numerous staff and student visits in both directions, and considerable development work on the curriculum, leadership and campus. In February we were invited over to help open their new School Hall, built from funds raised by Sandringham.  > view full article

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