Welcome to Sandown Bay Academy

I’d like to extend a very warm welcome to the Sandown Bay Academy website. Here at Sandown Bay, we take pride in the exceptional care we provide for each and every student to achieve their very best. We recognise that the welfare of the child is paramount and take seriously our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children and young people in our care. 

We are ambitious for our students to excel in all their endeavours; both academically and through extra-curricular involvement. We have a firm belief in the importance of good character and the development of confident, well-rounded students, ensuring a richly rewarding experience and an excellent preparation for further education at university and beyond.

Our students have many varied interests, strengths and ambitions, and our mission, ‘Strive, believe, achieve', ensures that they aim high and achieve their goals. Our dedicated teachers and staff ensure that students have the very best support to succeed. Our pastoral system is second to none and provides each student with a Form Tutor who supports their progress and overall development. 

Our School Council provides numerous leadership opportunities for students through the important role it plays in both the strategic and operational development of the Academy, while our House System provides fun, challenge and healthy competition.  There are many opportunities for parents and families to become involved in the wider life of the Academy; we pride ourselves on our warm and welcoming community.

Sandown Bay is a progressive Academy; we believe firmly in developing inquisitive, articulate learners who will cope with the challenges of the 21st century with confidence. We invest continually in our staff, curriculum and infrastructure to ensure that students leave us with the skills to compete in an increasingly competitive global economy.

Our campus is set amongst wonderful surroundings and we make the most of our environment and space to create opportunities for every student to thrive and experience success and happiness. I invite you to visit and take a tour with one of our student ambassadors to experience for yourself all that Sandown Bay Academy has to offer.

Claire Charlemagne

BA Hons, MSc, NPQH


Principal's Blog

  • Principal's Blog- Friday 17th March Principal’s Blog Friday 17th March It was lovely to welcome our new students and parents at the Year 6 Welcome Evening on Wednesday. The hall full of students excited about joining the Academy in September. We look forward to them visiting the Academy on their transition days soon and finding out more about the opportunities on offer for them. Students had a fabulous time at Year 7 Interhouse Basketball this week. Green House won the boys competition whilst Blue House won the girls competition. Next Wednesday is Year 8 Interhouse basketball. We had more girls football success this week with the U19 team convincingly securing the Isle of Wight league and 5-a side-double championships. Well done to ...
    Posted by Karen Bricknell
  • Principal’s Blog Friday 10th March We were delighted to receive a telephone call from a member of the public to report that four of our Year 10 students were excellent citizens this week. On the way home from school they saw an elderly man on the floor and ran to help him. They called an ambulance and stayed with him until help arrived. The man’s family are very grateful for everything they did and are pleased to say that he is on the mend and hopes to be out of hospital soon. Well done to Alfie Kennett, Charlie Fuller, Tom Webster and Ollie Francis. We are very proud of youI have been into assemblies this week to share with students some of our ...
    Posted 10 Mar 2017, 04:56 by Karen Bricknell
  • Principal's Blog - Friday 3rd March Year 11 students have been very focussed and worked hard in their PPE exams this week. Please encourage your children to study as much as possible at home and make the most of resources such as GCSE Pod. Congratulations to all of the students who took part in the Global Rock Showcase this week, you were incredible! We won six awards of excellence in the following areas:Stage Crew, Entertainment, Choreography, Video Performance, Soundtrack and Drama. We also won the Spirit of Rock Challenge Award, this is voted by the other schools on the day for the school who has been most supportive.High Performance Academy students from Years 7 and 8 visited the Ben Ainslie Racing Americas Cup base ...
    Posted 3 Mar 2017, 02:50 by Karen Bricknell
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  • Newsletter 10 - Friday 10th March Click here to read Newsletter 10 - Friday 10th March 
    Posted 10 Mar 2017, 04:44 by Karen Bricknell
  • Newsletter 9 - Friday 10th February
    Posted 10 Feb 2017, 04:44 by Karen Bricknell
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