Welcome back everyone and I hope that you had a lovely break, enjoying time together with family and friends.

At the end of last term we raised an impressive £2,595 for our chosen charities, Herts for Refugees and Unicef, on Charity Day. Thank you to all involved for making this such a fun end of term for our students.

We start the Spring Term in our usual fashion with Year 11 receiving their mock GCSE and BTEC results on Monday and then having individual interviews later on in the term with senior staff to consider their next steps in education. Next Tuesday evening, we are holding our Into the Sixth Evening designed to provide all the information needed for young people to decide whether joining the Sixth Form at Sandringham is the right thing for them. As you know, the school is incredibly popular both with our own Year 11 students and those from other schools. The outstanding A-level results last year mean we are likely to be even more popular than ever and we anticipate large numbers coming along to view the school.

Year 13 also begin their mock examinations next week. They have been preparing hard so we wish them the best of luck with these.

This first half term is relatively short and ends with the annual Dance spectacular, ‘Velocity’ and the two-day staff conference. Velocity takes place from the 2nd to 4th February and you can buy tickets here. During half term break, there are some key international trips; Vietnam, Canada and The Gambia to look forward to. Plenty going on as always. We look forward to reporting more on these events as they take place.

With best wishes,

Mr A Gray

Upcoming Dates

09th Jan - Year 13 Trial Exams start
10th Jan - 6:00 PM Into the Sixth Evening
16th Jan - Year 11 PTC (late afternoon/evening)
17th Jan - Year 11 and 12 Theatre Trip (evening)
18th Jan - 3:30 PM House Dance Choreography
19th Jan - 6:30 PM Year 10 Information Evening
19th Jan - A Level Geography Field trip
23rd Jan - 6:30 PM Battle of the Bands

Absence Line

Phone: 01727 799564

Absence Email: (Available 24 hours) absence@sandringham.herts.sch.uk

Please report ALL absences before 9:15am on the first day of absence and every morning thereafter.

Mr S Kemp
Assistant Headteacher

Headteacher Commendations





School News


The AIM Group delivers Free Government Funded online Level 2 and 3 Accredited Courses to help better understand some key issues around people's mental health and wellbeing. Some of their most popular subjects include:

· Children and Young Peoples Mental Health

· Understanding Autism

· Understanding Behaviour That Challenges in Children

· Special Educational Needs and Disability 

· Mental health awareness

· Suicide and self-harm prevention

If you are interested in undertaking one of these Free Online courses please click on the link here.

Miss C Durrant


A reminder that with the start of a new term, you will need to re register your child for our any extra curricular clubs that you would like them to join this term. Last year, we ran an amazing range of over 100 clubs and we have a similar fantastic array of clubs for the Spring Term. Students (and parents) are able to add themselves to clubs and see the opportunities available as well and once selected, these choices will show on the students' weekly timetable. Students are rewarded with house points for their participation. Below are the logins. We look forward to another busy term of extra curricular activity.

Student log in page

Parent/ Carer log in page

Parent log in instructions

Student log in instructions

Mr D Keenleyside


House Dance Choreography takes place on Wednesday 18th January, 3.30pm in the Sandpit. This is a free event so please come and support our competitors. Winners will be performing in a dance showcase this year.

As mentioned in the Headlines as well, our amazing Dance Show, Velocity, will take place this term. It is set to be bigger than ever with students across all years showing off their dancing skills. Tickets usually sell out quickly so please click here to come along and support all of the students involved!

Miss A Davies


Our Into the Sixth Evening will take place on Tuesday 10th January with a speech from Mr Gray at 6pm and indvidual talks from 6.20-8pm. The Application process will open in early January 2023, the deadline for applications is Friday 3rd February 2023. You can find out more about our Sixth Form here. 


Ms M Holian

Literacy News


FRENCH: Le mot de la semaine: dégrader

GERMAN: Das Wort der Woche: demütigen

SPANISH: La palabra de la semana: degradar

Thinking Questions

  • All of the words this week start with the prefix de-. Sometimes looking at the prefix of a word can help us figure out the meaning. 
Miss F Baikie

Word of the Week

D is for… debase [verb]

Definition: To reduce (something) in quality or value; degrade.

Example:  The final episode debased the quality of the drama.

Synonyms: cheapen, demean, demoralise

Antonyms: boost, enhance, upgrade

Etymology: Originating in the mid 16th century, from ‘de’ meaning down, and the verb 'base'.


PE News


Please see above for upcoming fixtures. You can follow all of the results @SandringhamPE. 

Mr D Keenleyside