Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DoE) presentation evening

Over 70 students from year 11, 12 and 13 qualified for their DoE Awards last week, and celebrated this achievement with their parents at a special presentation evening in the Hall. Large numbers of students undertake the award each year and there are more students set to qualify over the coming weeks.  > view full article

Sandringham in top-100 highest performing schools Nationally

David Lawes MP, Minister of State for Schools has written to the school congratulating us on the excellent performance of our students in the 2013 national key stage 4 results. > view full article

Consultation on admissions - for September 2015 intake

We are currently consulting on changes to our admissions criteria for September 2015 intake. This is in response to negotiations with Hertfordshire County Council and a need to address increasing demography to the North of St. Albans. The key changes to our current criteria include: 1.  An increase in Published Admission Number (PAN) from 180 to 210 (additional form of entry) > view full article

Year 7 Junior Drama Workshop

This week, a number of our year 7 students performed four adaptations of Grimm's Fairytales. They had worked on these since the start of term, ably directed by some of our very talented sixth form drama students. > view full article

Students dance at Wembley Stadium

On Friday last week the Dance Department took along 50 students to perform at Wembley Stadium in the half time Dance Programme of the Saracens vs Toulouse, Heineken Cup match. UK chart topping band, The Vamps performed live with the students who performed a routine especially choreographed for the night’s performance. > view full article

Alban Teaching School Alliance - middle leader courses

The Alban Teaching School Alliance (ATSA) supports the training and development of staff in the region. Last week the middle leader courses started with staff from many local schools looking at the difference between leadership and management. Full details of all training courses being run by the ATSA can be found at www.albantsa.co.uk If you want to know more about our work, please contact Vicki Kately at Sandringham School. > view full article

Sandringham’s Tycoons

As part of our Key Stage 4 ‘Business and Economics’ and ‘BTEC Business’ courses, Sandringham has entered four teams into the Peter Jones sponsored competition ‘Tycoon in Schools’. The competition has allowed the students to have a real life taste of exactly what is required to set up a new business, from fomenting an idea through to submitting a fully financed business plan. > view full article

Sixth Form students meet international economist!

On October 1st, two of our sixth form students Freya and Kavita joined Mr. Baggaley and Miss Creaby to go to the LSE to hear Tim Harford give a talk about microeconomics. Harford is an acclaimed economist, author and journalist and this event saw thousands of ticket requests so we were very lucky to get a ticket in the ballot. He gave a fascinating lecture explaining the different schools of thought about how to improve the UK's economic position. > view full article

Outstanding GCSE results 2013

This was another year of outstanding GCSE results as year 11 celebrated their achievements last Thursday. > view full article

Record A-level results - congratulations everyone

Congratulations to all our year 13 students who have achieved outstanding A-level and BTEC results this summer. School records have been broken once again with large numbers of students achieving the very highest grades. More than two thirds of all results were either A*, A or B grades meaning many students reached the ABB threshold enabling them access to the very best Universities. > view full article