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  • Year 9 Options Evening - Thursday 26th January
    Posted 15 Jan 2017, 23:52 by Karen Bricknell
  • Cambridge offer for Juliette A huge congratulations to Juliette Wrixon who received an offer this week from Cambridge University to study Engineering. This is an outstanding achievement, well done Juliette!
    Posted 15 Jan 2017, 23:49 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 13th January Progression interviews have started this week for Year 11 students. All students will have a progression interview over the next couple of weeks to ensure that they have progression plans in place for next year and so that we can identify all of the support necessary during the crucial months ahead to enable them to achieve their potential.  The message to our Year 11 students is to keep revising every day. There a wealth of resources available to them both online and in the form of revision guides and other materials. We have been delighted to see the increase in attendance at revision sessions since Brown Envelope Day and encourage all students to get involved. The next 15 weeks until ...
    Posted 13 Jan 2017, 04:24 by Karen Bricknell
  • Principal's Blog - Friday 6th January It has been lovely to welcome back students after their Christmas holidays. This is a very important term for Year 11 students who are on countdown to their final GCSE examinations in the summer term. This week they opened their mock exam results as part of Brown Envelope Day. Brown Envelope day has been designed to be a watershed moment. It gives all pupils the opportunity to have a “mock run” of the results day they will have in August and provides as accurate a picture as possible of the grades the pupils would have received if the clock had stopped and courses had been completed just before Christmas. All Year 11 students attended an assembly, as well as a ...
    Posted 6 Jan 2017, 01:21 by Karen Bricknell
  • Principal's Blog - Friday 16th December This final week of term has been a very busy and enjoyable one. On Wednesday there was a hive of activities around the Academy for Challenge and Achievement day, activities included targeted revision and controlled assessment support, inter house competitions, careers fair, health and well-being, creative crafts and lots more. A special thank you to all the island businesses who gave up their time to come in the Year 10 careers fair. Students found it extremely useful.The first Sandown Bay Academy Christmas Fair was a great success and will hopefully be the first of many in the years ahead. Thank you to the School Council and to ‘Friends of Sandown Bay Academy,’ a group of parents for organising ...
    Posted 16 Dec 2016, 05:03 by Karen Bricknell
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  • Newsletter - Friday 6th January
    Posted 6 Jan 2017, 01:37 by Karen Bricknell
  • Newsletter 6 - Friday 9th December Click here to read Newsletter 6 - Friday 9th December 
    Posted 9 Dec 2016, 05:20 by Karen Bricknell
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