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General Admissions

Sandringham School is an all ability co-educational 11-18 academy. We are our own admitting authority but Hertfordshire LA manages the transfer and entry to Sandringham School on our behalf.

Open Evening – Tuesday 10th July 2018

Our annual Open Evening takes place on Tuesday 10th July 2018, 5.45 p.m. – 8.45 p.m. This is designed for families considering Sandringham School for September 2019 intake and beyond. The headteacher will give four speeches at 6.00 p.m., 6.45 p.m., 7.30 p.m. and 8.15 p.m.  Entrance will be by ticket obtained in advance from the school with some available on the evening. The entire school will be open for viewing and tours will take place as usual. There will be four Open Mornings in the autumn term on Wednesday 19th September, Friday 21st September, Monday 1st October and Tuesday 2nd October between 9.00 – 10.45 a.m for you to see the school in action. These visits should be booked in advance with the school.

Admission criteria for 2019 – 2020.
In consultation with Hertfordshire LA the Governing Body of Sandringham School has now determined admissions criteria for 2019 – 2018. The criteria have been simplified, dropping the random allocation rule for Wheathampstead and Harpenden. This means that places will be allocated to children nearest the school. Hertfordshire LA have also agreed to support the further expansion of Sandringham School to meet local demographic needs, and the PAN will remain at 240 (Eight form entry). The new admission criteria for 2019 – 2020 can be downloaded below. If you have any questions on admissions please address them to Mrs. Lesley Dunkley at the school.

Our admissions criteria for 2018-2019 remain the same as those for 2017-2018. There will be 240 places available to children of transfer age.The application deadline has passed and allocations will be made in March 2018.


The school contracts to HCC for appeals administration.  Parents wishing to appeal who applied online should log on to their online application and click on the link “register an appeal”. For those who did not apply online, please contact the Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4043 to request an appeal pack.

    Admissions Consultation 2020-2021

“The school is extremely popular. Students‘ personal development is outstanding. The school does a wonderful job in ensuring that its initiatives allow for the broadest development opportunities.”  Ofsted