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Secondary admissions 2019

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 consulted the community on a change to admission rules for secondary transfer 2019 onwards. This consultation closed on 18th December 2017. 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. The Governing Body have now determined the admissions criteria for 2019 -2020. This includes removing the option for admission of children from Wheathampstead and Harpenden through the random allocation process whilst maintaining the PAN at 240. As a consequence, all places not offered to through rules 1 – 4 will be allocated to children nearest the school.

You can view the determined 2019-2020 admission rules and the new Supplementary Information Form here.

Thank you to members of the community who responded to this consultation.

GCSE and A-level performance 2017


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 +0.85. 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.

Congratulations to all of our young people who achieved so highly in Summer 2017.


Applying to join the Sandringham Sixth Form for September 2018

The process for admitting students to our sixth form for September 2018 has begun. The first event is 2nd November (see above) with the main into the sixth evening taking place at Sandringham on Tuesday 16th January 2018. This event is open to any students who wish to study in our sixth form. If you would like to learn more contact Louise Grubb (admissions officer for sixth form) –