Sandringham School

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Sandringham School
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Coordinates 51°46′15″N0°18′28″W / 51.77074°N 0.30783°W / 51.77074; -0.30783 Coordinates: 51°46′15″N0°18′28″W / 51.77074°N 0.30783°W / 51.77074; -0.30783
Information
Type Academy
MottoEverybody can be somebody
Established1988
Department for Education URN 136609 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Chair of GovernorsLin Keen
Gender Coeducational
Age11to 18
Enrolment1595 [1]
HousesAusten  

Elgar  
Fawcett  
Hepworth  
Johnson  
Newton  
Shakespeare  

Turing

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Colour(s)Red, Yellow and Black
PublicationSandPrint (weekly)
PrecursorsMarshalswick School
Wheathampstead School
Website http://www.sandringham.herts.sch.uk/

Sandringham School is a secondary school with academy status in Marshalswick, St Albans, Hertfordshire. It was established in 1988 following a merger of two local schools, Marshalswick School and Wheathampstead School. It occupies the former Marshalswick site, adjacent to Wheatfields Infant and Junior schools. The former Wheathampstead site was used as a training centre by Hertfordshire County Council until 2007, and has now been redeveloped into housing.

The school works in partnership with two neighbouring schools to enhance post-16 educational provision. This partnership is known as "BeauSandVer" and consists of Sandringham School, Verulam School and Beaumont School.[ citation needed ]

Sandringham school primarily serves neighbourhoods in the north east of St Albans (Marshalswick and Jersey Farm) and the villages of Sandridge and Wheathampstead.

Predecessor schools

The two schools which became Sandringham School were Marshalswick School and Wheathampstead School. The Marshalswick school buildings were built in the 1960s, and the school expanded in the 1970s. [2] [3] Wheathampstead School opened in 1965 and closed in 1988. [4] [5]

Inspection judgements

As of 2021, the school has not yet been inspected by Ofsted since it became an academy in 2012. [6] Before academisation, its last inspection was in 2008, with the judgement of Outstanding. [7]

Achievements and recognition

The school has specialisms in Arts, Science and Leading Edge.

The school has also been awarded High Performing Specialist School status by the SSAT on three successive occasions.[ citation needed ] It has received the School Achievement Award.[ citation needed ]

The school is an Accredited Initial Teacher Training Provider (AITTP) which offers QTS through the GTP programme. [8]

The school has hosted a world record attempt for the largest lesson. [9]

On 8 January 2016, pupils from the school made the first amateur radio call to a British astronaut at the International Space Station, contacting Tim Peake as part of his Principia mission during Expedition 46. [10]

SandPit Theatre

The School has used its specialism in the Arts to build and maintain a professional quality theatre on site. Opened in 2001 (at a cost of £1,000,000) the SandPit is used by the school and community and hosts productions and charity events. The SandPit is also used as a teaching space and as a venue for school assemblies.[ citation needed ]

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