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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.

Our admissions criteria for 2018-2019 remain the same as those for 2017-2018. The school will be temporarily increasing its intake to eight-form entry (240 children). Of these additional 30 places, 15 will be reserved for children who live in the parish of Harpenden and 15 will be added to the 25 places reserved for children who live in the parish of Wheathampstead, totalling a maxium of 40 places. There will be 185 places for children living in St. Albans.  If you are unsure about any of these changes and how they may affect you, please contact Lesley Dunkley, admissions officer at the school.

Hertfordshire County Council (‘HCC’) will co-ordinate the allocation process for 2018/19 and if you wish to apply for a Year 7 place for September 2018, you need to complete the Hertfordshire County Council common application form when the secondary transfer process takes place during the Autumn Term 2017.  The deadline for submitting completed common application forms to HCC is 31st October 2017.  You can do this online at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions or telephone 0300 123 4043 for a paper application form, once the secondary transfer allocation process has commenced.

You only need to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) of you are apply under Rule 2 (medical) or Rule 4 (children of staff).


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.

If you are seeking a place for your child using rule 2 (medical) or rule 4 (children of staff) you must also complete the School Information Form, which must be returned directly to the school.

“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