White Sands Primary School started in January 1998 with 222 pupils in the premises of Park View Primary School. By the end of 1998, the new school building at 2 Pasir Ris Street 11 was completed.
The school moved to its present site in January 1999 and held its official opening in July 2000. Prior to 2001, the school had functioned as a single-session school. With the increased enrolment, double session was introduced in 2001. In 2008, the school adopted the 4-2 approach. Four levels (P3 - P6) are in the morning session while 2 levels (P1 & P2) are in the afternoon session. The school started operating as single session since 2015.
Mrs. Rammie Kuan was the first principal of the school from 1998 to 2000 while Mrs. Dhillon Awtar Singh was the second principal from 2001 to 2007. Mrs Daphne Yeoh was the third principal from 2008 to 2012. Mr Ng Teng Joo took over as principal in 2013.