From September 1st 2018 Sandringham and West Newton became an Academy under the Diocese of Norwich Educational Academy Trust (DNEAT). At the same time the school moved from being in partnership with the nearby school of Flitcham Primary Academy to forming a formal federation – The Sandringham Federation. As such the governors are now one federated governing board. The Governors of our school bring energy, experience and fresh ideas into the education arena. Our Governors are interested, enthusiastic and committed. They each belong to sub committees to effectively oversee the day-to-day running of the school. They work in partnership with the Head to challenge and raise standards, agree standards of behaviour, and assist with budget issues. Together, Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities that guide and shape the development of the School.
Governors attend functions at School, conduct monitoring  and observe lessons. They are very much a part of the team, providing challenge and support where necessary.

Latest governor information roles etc


Governors and attendance records 2021-2022




You can see a list of governors and their responsibilities here.


Governors’ statement of self assessment 2020-2021

LGB Self-Assessment Form 2020-2021

Here is our statement of governance for 2019-2020

Governors’ statement

You can see a list of governors and their responsibilities here.

DNEAT Governance Arrangements 2019-2020


Link to DNEAT accounts


A message from the chair of Governors:

School is about learning. We all understand that; and the enlightened education of our children is and always will remain our priority.But schooling, in the truest sense of the word, should be about so much more besides.
When first I came to this school I was struck with its very special Christian ethos and ‘extended family’ feel. Certainly the school’s setting and support from the Church, village and Estate communities are exceptional, but the really distinguishing feature has always been the caring, courteous and considerate behaviour of our children towards their peers and adults alike.

In our role as Governors, and with the leadership of our inspired and inspiring staff, we have sought to preserve and build upon those best of foundations. The Governors will also continue to support enrichment of the core curriculum with artistic, musical, sporting and community activities wherever and whenever possible.

We will endeavour to assist all our children in fulfilling their potential, while at the same time doing what we can to produce citizens of whom we can all be proud.
As Governors, we aim to be visible and approachable. In your child’s time with the school, please do feel free to contact me with any suggestions or issues of concern, via the contact us page or school address.
Roger Wood


Contact Details

Headteacher: Jane Gardener

Secretary: Trish Birrell

Sandringham and West Newton Primary School
School Road, West Newton, Norfolk, PE31 6AXUnited Kingdom01485 540506

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