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  • Mufti-day Friday - Friday 9th December Friday 9th December is mufti day for students. Money raised goes towards Save the Children and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Students in Year 11 have been working hard to organise ...
    Posted 8 Dec 2016, 01:12 by Karen Bricknell
  • E-Safety guidance - Yellow app Yellow, has been sweeping the nation recently with lots of teenagers downloading this free app.Yellow has been compared to the dating app Tinder, as users swipe right and left ...
    Posted 28 Nov 2016, 04:19 by Karen Bricknell
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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 9th December Congratulations to all of our sixth formers who represented the Academy so well in the Mock trial last Saturday. Both the prosecuting and defending teams gave an excellent performance with their strong presence in the courtroom being commented upon by the judge. They had clearly prepared their material well and had great confidence in delivering their respective roles. Other participants included witnesses, clerk, defendant and jury. All students played their part admirably and are to be highly commended. The final outcome was delivered at 3.30pm and although our students were not placed they received high praise from the competition organisers for their professionalism and confidence.Taking part in the mock trial is an excellent experience for students to enhance ...
    Posted 9 Dec 2016, 07:14 by Karen Bricknell
  • Principal's Blog - Friday 2nd December It was lovely to meet lots of you at the Year 9 Parent Consultations last Thursday. Thank you for taking the time to complete the Parent Survey. 100% of parents who attended the Parent Consultations said it was clear how their child could improve following discussions with teachers. 98% said they agreed or strongly agreed that their child is well looked after and well taught at the school and 98% said that they would recommend the school to another parent.  We are always keen to gather feedback from parents so please take a couple of minutes to complete a parent survey (click here). If you leave your name and child’s name you will be entered into a draw for ...
    Posted 2 Dec 2016, 07:42 by Karen Bricknell
  • Principal's Blog - Friday 25th November Congratulations to the 28 sixth form students who took part in the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge earlier this month. The results are now in and Bronze, Silver and Gold Certificates were awarded to the highest achieving participants. Half of our participants achieved certificates. 2 students achieved Gold and have been invited to take part in the Senior Kangaroo; George Willis and Sophie Swallow. Silver Certificates have been awarded to Imogen Smith, Chris Taylor, James Diamond, Daisy Faithfull and Alex Tuskin-James. Bronze Certificates have been awarded to Dean Salter, Oscar Pusey, Juliette Wrixon, George Lawrence, Alex Cleasby, Tom Lawrence, and Shravani Chaddah. Students who are interested in taking part in the junior or intermediate Maths Challenge competitions should speak to ...
    Posted 25 Nov 2016, 05:36 by Karen Bricknell
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Recent Announcements

  • Newsletter 6 - Friday 9th December Click here to read Newsletter 6 - Friday 9th December 
    Posted 9 Dec 2016, 05:20 by Karen Bricknell
  • Newsletter 5 - Friday 25th November
    Posted 25 Nov 2016, 06:28 by Karen Bricknell
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Friday 16th December is the last day of term. Students finish at 1pm.