Sandringham School is a popular infant school in the middle of the Paddock Hill housing estate. We currently have 180 children aged 4-7 on roll. The school buildings are well maintained and provide excellent accommodation for the children. Reception children have their own area which has two well-resourced classrooms, a large craft area, and a "burrow" which has computers and a quieter area for group work.
They have a large outside area which they share with the Nursery children and has resources for developing all areas of the EYFS curriculum. Our "Little Badgers" Nursery occupies the classroom next door to the Reception classrooms and opens out onto this shared outside area. Year 1 also has their own area which has two well-resourced classrooms, a large craft area, an ICT suite and an outside area. Year 2 have two connected classrooms with their own outside area. They have laptops to develop their computer skills. All year groups have also got a trolley which houses tablets for the children to use in their own year groups. There is a large multi-purpose hall and adjacent to this is our library with books, a resource area and two small group work rooms.
The school is set in attractive, well maintained grounds, which contain a landscaped area with a pond (safely fenced), an environmental area with a planted quiet area and large playing fields. The playground has been developed to include a number of areas to encourage different play activities; a wooden activity centre, games painted on the playground, a large playing field and a specified area for wheely toys to be used. The teaching staff comprises the Headteacher with six full-time teachers, a part time SENCO and a part-time teacher who covers PPA times for teachers. They are supported by teaching assistants who are either class based or work as part of our inclusion team supporting specific groups of children. In addition to the teaching staff there are three administrative staff and a caretaker. Our dedicated staff work together with the parents and are supported by a conscientious Governing body. There is also a very active “Friends of Sandringham” association, which organises social and fund raising events for the benefit of the school. We are proud to be a small but very active school because of the great support that we get from staff, Governors and parents.