We are very proud of our learning environment and the high standards of achievement reached by all students at our school, both in academic success and their wider development outside the classroom. Our blend of traditional values, combined with creativity and innovation, offers a rich environment for progress. We believe that every child can succeed in life if challenged and inspired appropriately and we welcome you to Sandringham, a “World Class” school.
Our students performed exceptionally well once again this summer, with outstanding results at GCSE and A-level. At GCSE, 76% of students achieved a level 5 or higher in both English and mathematics with a Progress 8 measure of +0.84. You can view performance data for Hertfordshire schools here. This demonstrates that attainment and progress were significantly higher than Hertfordshire and national averages and will place the school in the 100 top performing non-selective schools in England. Results at A-level were similarly impressive with 42% of all grades achieved being A* – A and a value-added ALPS score of 2, placing the school in the top 10% of all schools in the country. You can see more about our results here.
*** LATEST NEWS*** Consultation on new admission criteria for 2019 – 2020.
In consultation with Hertfordshire LA the Governing Body of Sandringham School have agreed to consult the community on a change to admission rules for secondary transfer 2019 onwards. For 2017 and 2018 admission, the school temporarily increased its published admission number (PAN) to 240 to provide additional spaces for children living in the parish of Wheathampstead and the parish of Harpenden. This was to accommodate the high demographics to the North of St. Albans until the new Harpenden School opens. We propose to reduce our PAN to the previous level of 210 and remove the option for admission of children from Wheathampstead and Harpenden through the random allocation process. As a consequence, all places not offered to through rules 1 – 4 will be allocated to children nearest the school. You can view the proposed 2019-2020 admission rules here and the new Supplementary Form here. If you would like to comment on these proposed changes please do so within the consultation period of 6th November – 18th December 2017 in writing to Mrs. Lesley Dunkley, clerk to the governors c/o Sandringham School. We will not respond to individual submissions. They will be compiled and presented to the admissions committee after 18th December 2017 for consideration. The governing body will determine admission arrangements for 2019 onwards by February 2018.