“Pupils are happy and safe here. They appreciated being part of a school rooted in local history… Pupils valued their small school community where they are well known by staff and their peers. They enjoy caring professional relationships with staff. Staff have high expectations of pupils’ work and conduct.“ 

"The school is calm and orderly environment."

"Leaders have planned an ambitious curriculum for all pupils.. They build upon these important concepts each year. This careful sequencing helps pupils to build a deep body of knowledge in most subjects. Teachers give regular opportunities for pupils to revise prior learning, so that it is embedded."

Ofsted Jan 2023

We are delighted that you are considering Sanders Draper and would recommend you find a few quiet moments to read all about our school on our website. The school currently has a non-selective admissions policy. Admissions follow Government and local authority criteria using proximity to the school and the existence of siblings already on roll as the initial factors in guaranteeing admission. Our intake number is 150 students as of September 2019. 

Applications for all school places must be made on the application form provided by the Havering Local Authority, with the opportunity to nominate schools, ranked in order of preference. The Havering Local Authority will then notify parent(s)/carer(s) of the outcome of their application for a place. Applications must be made online and information in relation to this can be found at:

The Havering School Admissions Team manage the In-Year application process on behalf of Sanders School alongside all other schools in Havering. You must therefore apply following the In-Year process set out via

The Admissions Secretary, Mrs White, would be very happy to take your call on any aspect or issue pertaining to the admissions' process and can direct questions to relevant members of staff. Mrs White can be contacted on 01708 443068 or by email at 

New Admissions 

For admissions to years 7 to 11 you can apply via the Local Authority online or contact Mrs White on 01708 443068. 

School Admissions Team, London Borough of Havering, 9th Floor Mercury House, Mercury Gardens, Romford, Essex, RM1 3SL 

Tel: 01708 434600              Fax: 01708 434284                               Email:

Open evening and school tours

If you are interested in visiting the school for a tour please make contact with reception, we would be delighted to welcome you and your child and show you all that Sanders Draper has to offer. 

“I am proud to be a member of Sanders and understand we are all working together as one team to be successful”  Year 9 student 

“They provide pastoral and practical support for children who are worried about anxiety, depression and other concerns. The  team are well aware of the social and cultural pressures on the children, they recognise the lack of parental understanding and confusing role models for some children. The clear aim is de-escalation, keeping children focused on day to day life and the positives they experience.” 

Havering Borough 175 Safeguarding Audit 2023.