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Student Resources

The Library

The Library is located in D block and is open at the following times :

·         Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 4.15pm.

·         Friday 8.30am to 4pm.

Sandringham Library is a vibrant and busy place with an excellent selection of resources and a constantly updated set of displays. The fiction stock is housed on wooden shelving and the non-fiction stock is housed on bright yellow shelving. The Library also has a Connexions Centre with useful careers information.

The study area has seating and study tables used regularly throughout the school day by classes doing silent reading sessions or research tasks. There are also many computers available for students to produce and print out work.

On arrival at Sandringham School, Year 7 students take part in a series of lessons in the Library to ensure that they become independent learners as quickly as possible.

The Library Reading Challenge is a scheme for years 7-9 to encourage reading and improve literacy, with students able to attain various rewards along the way.

The Library has an excellent team of Library student helpers. The students range from year eight to year twelve and help behind the desk during their free time.

Director of Learning: Jean Kirby

The Dining Room

A ‘cashless cafeteria‘ operated by Scolarest Catering provides hot and cold meals and snacks before school, at break time and lunchtime.

The cashless system can be topped up before school, at break or lunchtime. Full details of the system are issued to all parents of new students. Students may bring a packed lunch. These are to be eaten in the dining area. Details about the provision of free school meals are available from Julia Shaw, School Manager.

The cashless catering system uses a fingerprint image to creates a mathematical algorithm. The fingerprint is then discarded, leaving the numerical code behind, and this cannot be re-interpreted back into a fingerprint. This enables students to put cash onto their ‘finger‘ to pay for school meals.

We have also recently introduced ParentPay, which is enables parents/carers to transfer funds onto the child ‘s finger via the internet. Each parent/carer has a uniqiue user ID and password that can be used to access Parent Pay at

If you have any questions about school meals or Parent Pay then please contact Julia Shaw, School Manager.

Sport At Sandringham

Sport plays a major part in the life of the School. All students have two hours of Physical Education curriculum time each week, alongside a very extensive extra-curricular sporting programme which gives opportunities for all students to participate in additional physical activity and sport on a intra and inter school competitive level. Our aim is to develop provision for all giving both competitive and recreational opportunities for every student.

Sandringham has a rich history in sporting success and continues to perform at a very high level. We take part in all major competitions on a District, County, Regional and National level, as well as also touring internationally to compete against clubs and schools in other countries, having recently visited Holland and Malta with future tours already planned. We also regularly have a number of students gaining representative honours and District, County, Regional and even International level.

Our facilities for sport are outstanding including a new £2 million sports Centre, 25m swimming pool, a gymnasium, six Tennis courts, 4 Netball courts, 2 Football pitches, 2 Rugby pitches, a fitness suite and 2 Dance studios.

All our sporting news, including fixture details, results, match reports and photos can be found at as well daily updates on our twitter page @Sandringham