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  • Success in Sixth Form at Sandown Bay Academy – students and staff celebrate The resilience of students at Sandown Bay Academy has shone through with their success in post-16 studies (A Levels and Applied A Levels). They quite rightly are celebrating today ...
    Posted 17 Aug 2017, 04:16 by Karen Bricknell
  • A Level and GCSE Results days A Level/AS Level/BTEC Level 3 Results Day - Thursday 17th August 2016Doors open at 8.30amPriority will be given to Year 13 students with regards to University ...
    Posted 15 Aug 2017, 02:31 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 21st July This very busy last week of term has been about celebrating the many successes of our students. I was delighted to attend the Presentation Evenings and House celebration assemblies. It was lovely to see so many students rewarded; over 2000 certificates were given out, along with many trophies.    Thank you to the parents who put in so much effort this week laying on such a great spread for our staff to show their appreciation for the hard work they have put in this year.     Reports will be with you in the next couple of days along with a letter about the start of term and expectations from September(click here to read a copy).  In addition can I also add ...
    Posted 21 Jul 2017, 05:02 by Karen Bricknell
  • Principal's Blog - Friday 14th July Following the recent publishing of the recent Ofsted report, please click here to read my letter to parents.  On Tuesday students in all year groups were off timetable taking part in Challenge and Achievement day. There were a whole range of diverse activities taking place including: Inter tutor activities, drug awareness workshops, off-site trips to Laserquest and Superbowl, PSHE workshops, drug awareness workshops, UCAS workshops and support for students attending Russell group universities. Year 10 students took part in ‘Head-on’, a hard hitting demonstration run by the fire service about road safety. Congratulations to the following tutor groups who have the best attendance this term: 7BAMT, 8YDSF, 9BNOS and 10YCWH. They were awarded for their attendance with a ...
    Posted 14 Jul 2017, 06:45 by Karen Bricknell
  • Principal's Blog - Friday 7th July As you may be aware following the recent Ofsted report which was published on our website, an action plan now has to be created, which Ofsted will need to agree to. This action plan will focus on the issues raised and how we as a school are going to address them. You will also be aware that I have been in the school for the last few weeks and have been able to formulate this plan and I am looking forward to sharing that with you at the start of the new academic year when a series of meetings will be available along with information about how the plan will be monitored and how we show you the progress we ...
    Posted 7 Jul 2017, 07:26 by Karen Bricknell
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  • Newsletter 14 - Friday 30th June Click here to read Newsletter 14 - Friday 30th June 
    Posted 30 Jun 2017, 05:02 by Karen Bricknell
  • Newsletter 13 - Friday 9th June Click here to view Newsletter 13 - Friday 9th June 
    Posted 9 Jun 2017, 04:34 by Karen Bricknell
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