We place special attention on working in partnership with our parents and find this strengthens the impact of learning and progress of students at the school.
Communication is through our weekly newsletter, the SandPrint. This is also placed on our website together with other key information about trips and activities. In addition to termly progress reports and parent-teacher consultations, we hold regular briefing sessions for parents on a range of issues to support their children through school. We try to be as open and as accessible as possible and encourage parents to contact the school if there is a concern.
The Governing Body is outstanding, and governors frequently attend school to carry out their duties on behalf of parents. They work strategically with the leadership team to direct the school and ensure it provides excellent service to all families.
The school holds the Hertfordshire CEG Award for the quality of careers education and guidance and this is enhanced by working with industries to provide one-to-one mentoring, mock interviews, careers fairs and other important activities to help Sandringham students progress their careers.
Our specialist status allows us to give much back to the community, and we work closely with local churches, arts and sporting groups to make the greatest use of our facilities
Work Related Learning
We also work closely with many industries in St. Albans to enhance business and enterprise activities.
We have developed links with a wide variety of employers so that all Year 11 students may have the opportunity to work as employees for one week during the year to broaden their horizons. Opportunities for work experience/visits/job-shadowing are made available to Year 12 students, if appropriate and year 7 students can shadow their parents for one day.
Sandringham aims to embrace the needs of all students and to provide:
- A broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum relevant to the needs of each individual.
- Maximum possible access to and stimulus within the school curriculum.
- An environment where no student suffers adverse discrimination on the grounds of
- educational, physical, ethnic, religious or social circumstances.
A copy of our full Equal Opportunities‘ Policy is available from the school office.
All parents and students new to the school are asked to sign the Sandringham School Home/School Partnership. This document sets out what parents and students can expect from the school and details the responsibilities of both parents and students. The intention of the partnership is to ensure that the basis for supportive relationships between home and school are established. The document has no legal status.