Iceland Field Trip

Sixth Form Iceland Trip, 4th-7th April 2016 > view full article

St Albans Young Musician Competition 2016

Last week a number of our talented musicians took part in the St. Albans Young Musician Competition 2016. This was held in St. Albans Cathedral with over 30 groups competing.  > view full article

Top 100 non-selective state schools in England

One of the best schools in England! Sandringham has received another letter of congratulations from the Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb MP on being one of the top 100 non-selective state-funded schools in England for our GCSE performance including 5A* - C with English and mathematics in 2015. In addition, we are also in the top 100 non-selective state-funded schools in England for EBACC performance. > view full article

Sandringham students and staff visit Farafenni for the grand opening of the school hall

This half term the largest ever Sandringham group visited our partner school in The Gambia. Eleven students from years 11-13 together with Ms Ashley, Mr Gray and myself arrived in Banjul on Friday afternoon after a 6 hour flight. We spent the weekend at the coast getting used to the temperature and seeing the local sights, including Charlie, the famous crocodile and seeing Bakau fish market in full swing as the fishing boats returned with their catch. > view full article

Velocity 2016 - Stunning!

Velocity 2016 was another huge success. The students performed 24 amazing pieces of dance from all genres. Once again the SandPit Crew pulled out all the stops this year by creating a virtual World using powerful projectors that transformed the dance area into a perfect backdrop for every dance. > view full article

Dr Kevin Fong opens new maths/science building

We were delighted to welcome Dr. Kevin Fong to open our new £3m maths/science and computing building on Monday.  As you may know, Kevin has delivered a number of key science documentaries and most recently gave the Royal Institute Christmas lectures on BBC. The students were able to ask Kevin questions about his work before he formally opened the new building. > view full article

All the links to ISS contact with Tim Peake

 Tweet from Tim Peake. > view full article

Well done! We have spoken to Tim.

We made contact with Tim Peake on the ISS at around 8.50 a.m. today. Students led this and were fantastic throughout, and were a real credit to themselves and the school.  > view full article

Tune in to LIVE contact with Tim Peake on Friday morning

You can watch our live webcast at https://principia.ariss.org/Live/ tomorrow between 8.00 - 9.30 a.m., including the LIVE contact with Tim Peake on the International Space Station.  Jessica in year 10 will operate the station and ten students will each ask up to two questions to Tim during the contact. Not only our we streaming this live but it will be televised on BBC Breakfast and other media outlets. > view full article

Space Festival Begins

Our #SANDSpace festival begins this week, culminating in our live contact with Tim Peake aboard the ISS on Friday morning at 08:47. We have many other activites this week to engage students in space, from mobile planetariums to rocket workshops and talks on Mars and Cosmonauts. For more details follow this link: Space Festival > view full article

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