All Courses at Sandringham School


Chinese Brush Painting is an ancient art form that allows you to create beautiful paintings with a few brush strokes.  You will capture the "inner spirit"  of painting and be stunned by the quick results you achieve.


On this one-day Saturday workshop you will learn to paint by making your own ink, be taught how to hold your brush correctly and execute the basic brush strokes needed to create simple animals, fish, birds and landscape style images. By the end of the afternoon you will have created three or four small pictures which you can then frame.

For the fee of £55 which includes tuition, we provide you with a basic set comprising slate grinder, black ink sticks and a goat hair brush which you can take away with you to keep working on your own. We also supply the practice paper you need to work on to develop your skills and some good quality paper on which to paint your final pieces which will be 6" by 4".

Wilkinsons sells decent basic frames with a mount that will display three 6"x 4" images, currently priced at £7.99 should you wish to buy one and bring with you to frame your work. 

You will need to bring with you some scissors, a plastic water pot (which can be an old yogurt pot or similar), newspaper and lots of paper towels.  As the class continues through lunchtime, please bring a packed lunch and drinks with you. 

This is a beautiful way to learn to paint, ideal for de-stressing and relaxing.

"The course was very good, enjoyed it very much, teaching was excellent, had all the support I needed, the class matched my expectations." BN


Please email to reserve your place. 


 " My mum and her friend went to the concert and said it was absolutely fantastic"

Join our growing choir singing a varied programme of music including classical and popular songs. Learn effective breathing techniques, how to interpret music for singing, and improve your sound. Beginners and more experienced singers welcome. We would like to encourage more men to join!

There will be a carol singing evening in December - date tbc.

  • I don’t know how Alex is able to make us sound so lovely.  We are so lucky to have  Alex and Nicolas -  I  am always in awe of their talent!  My mother came to listen and she absolutely loved every minute of the concert and thought it was fantastic.  (She has been listening to choirs all her life and she was really impressed – she also loved Alex’s organ recital!!) SA 
  • I think it's fantastic. Pitched at just the right level and very well attended, but the choir master is the star - so enthusiastic and good at the job! SH
  • I have never really sung in a choir before – I think that Alex is absolutely fantastic, massively talented and such a brilliant teacher. Definitely on a par with Gareth Malone (they must be from the same mould!!!) I enjoy every minute of the session. AS

  • Alex is an extremely able and motivating teacher as well as a talented composer of his own choral arrangements. He concentrates on the detailed nuances of pieces and helps us to hone our performances." AR

To sign up for the choir or to arrange a taster session, please contact Carole Heselton on 01727 754113 or email

We are always looking for new players at friendly jazz band on Thursdays 7- 8 pm at Sandringham School. We play at many local venues and have raised over £100,000 for local charities since we formed over ten years ago.


For further information or to book us for an event, email £2.50 weekly sub.

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  • Interested in writing computer programmes?


  • Enjoy Scratch programming in school but want to be challenged further?


This course is aimed at year 5 and 6 children who wish to develop their coding skills above and beyond what they are already studying in the primary school curriculum.  It will start on the assumption that they have no text-based coding.  

The children will explore Python, Lua, C# and more, learning over time to write applications using familiar forms, buttons, menus and text boxes. 

Although the club has started it is still possible to join as the children work at their own pace with the support of the teacher and other students. If  your child would like a free taster session,  please email or call 01727 754113 to reserve a place.

The club is taught by Graham Bridge, an Old Verulamian.  He is currently a Stemnet Ambassador and Codeclub volunteer.

Get inspired: 3 day GCSE Visual Arts course  

 22nd August to 24th August 10am to 4pm 




Suitable for students who have opted to do GCSE Art ,photography or textiles  from Sept or who are currently studying it 


Led by art teacher Kerry Godfrey, this three day course aims to excite and inspire

students with a passion for art whilst meeting GCSE assessment objectives. 


All work created over the course can be submitted for GCSE for any exam board.


Day 1: Ideas - developing imaginative ideas and presenting these using Photoshop 

Day 2: Recording - drawing & photography workshops 

Day 3: Experimenting - printmaking working from your own drawings and photographs

To see examples from previous groups, search for

processmessjr on Instagram 


Fee £120 inclusive of materials.  Students will need to bring a digital camera or smart phone for taking photographs. No sketch book necessary.

(You will need to bring a packed lunch.)