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. Exam attainment is high and our Artsmark Platinum award status recognises the outstanding provision for all students at Sandringham.
We have always acknowledged 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. We are proud of the rich cultural experiences we are able to offer all students through a range of classroom, enrichment and super curricular activities and projects.
All students study art, music, drama and dance at KS3 and many 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.
With an outstanding reputation for Arts teaching we are able to recruit the most talented staff who provide exceptional learning to students at Sandringham and to many local schools through our extensive outreach programme. This work was recognised at the National Teaching Awards in 2014 when the arts team won the Silver Award for Outstanding Team of the Year. There are a wealth of 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 vibrant Artsweek which takes place each summer is a culmination of the wide range or artistic opportunities open to our students.
The opportunity to be involved in whole school 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. The arts disciplines also come together for House Arts performances and the completion of Trinity College Arts Awards at both Bronze and Silver levels.