The House System
In order to create a sense of community and evoke some healthy competition amongst students and staff, Sandringham operates a House System.
Students are organised into eight houses, each representing an inspiring British Icon. Each house icon has made a significant and long lasting contribution to society and reflect the attributes we strive to instil in our young individuals at Sandringham.
Johnson House – Amy Johnson, aviator and adventurer
Newton House – Sir Isaac Newton, mathematician, astronomer, physicist
Austen House – Jane Austen, novelist, social commentator
Fawcett House – Millicent Fawcett, suffragist and women’s rights campaigner
Elgar House – Sir Edward Elgar, composer
Turing House – Alan Turing, mathematician and computer scientist
Shakespeare House – William Shakespeare, playwright
Hepworth House – Barbara Hepworth, artist and sculptor
Students are given the opportunity to represent their house in Photography, Sports, Music, Maths, English and many more, including; house debates, inter-house sports competitions, Maths Challenge, English spelling Bee and Sandringham’s got talent. The vast selection of events reflects our intention to make our house system holistic and engaging; we aim to give everyone the chance to shine. Another important focus of the house system is raising money for charity; students take part in at least three house charity events a year. We support three charities, two of which are local and one international charity. These charities are Herts for Refugees, Youth Talk and UNICEF. All money raised is donated to these three charities. We will support these charities for 3 years before re-electing new charities. All money raised is donated to Sandringham’s annual chosen charity. Students are also given the opportunity to develop their leadership skills within the house system. Sixth form students can apply for the role of House Captains and are at the fore-front of all events and advancements. Younger students can also become House Leaders. We are very proud of House System at Sandringham and aim to make every member of our community feel a sense of belonging and pride every time they enter through our school gates.
To keep up-to-date with all our inter-house competitions, activities and news, follow our @Sandhouse22 account on Twitter.