Sandringham operates a house system, with students organised into six houses. During the year, the houses compete in a series of events to win points, including:
- House Play competition
- House Dance competition
- House Music competition
- Inter-house Curriculum Activity Day
- Sports Day
Students can also win points through earning merits and a range of other smaller activities organised throughout the year.
Earning house points
There are many activities running through the school year for students to contribute to their House. Each merit awarded to students doubles as a House point and these are recorded by the students and given to Heads of Year to be entered in the system. For the large events, such as Sports Day, the House Plays, Music competition and the House Dance points are awarded based on finishing position. Students can also gain House Points for taking part in extra-curricular activities, for representing the school and for participating in Drama, Dance or Musical activities.
A separate House activity is Curriculum Day in the summer term. This is when students choose to take part in an activity for the day and compete against their peers in their events. Points are added up and the winning House receive the House Day Cup. Last year it was King who won this event.
The House Competition is about participation and working together with students from all year groups. It provides students with opportunities to be a leader either by being House Captain or being elected as House Tutor Group rep or even taking responsibility to help lead a specific activity or event. Many students were able to benefit from this last year and hopefully more will contribute this year.