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  • GCSE Maths Practice Paper Click here to access the Calculator practice paper for over half term. IMPORTANT They are ordered according to our top of the pops analysis and not by level of difficulty ...
    Posted 27 May 2016, 06:48 by Karen Tuck
  • Bus no. 312 bus - late today 26th May Southern Vectis Bus is running late and will be collecting students at 3.20pm today (26th May). They give their apologies. 
    Posted 26 May 2016, 07:15 by Jill Wareham
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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. 

Our strong tradition of academic excellence and sporting success, coupled with a firm belief in the importance of good character and the development of confident, well-rounded students, ensures 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, ‘To make our best better’, 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

Principal's Blog

  • Principal's Blog - Friday 27th May Students in Year 11 and Sixth Form have continued to impress me this week with their effort and enthusiasm towards their exams. Keep it up, and please make the most of the revision and support sessions that are taking place over half term (click here to view the schedule). I look forward to celebrating with the students at the Year 11 Prom tonight. I was wowed at the Dance Show on Wednesday night, the dancers were incredible and to think that the whole show was planned and organised by our Sixth Form students makes it all the more impressive. Congratulations to ex Sandown student Jess Andrews who qualified for the Rio Olympics last weekend after winning the 10,000 metre ...
    Posted 27 May 2016, 01:27 by Karen Tuck
  • Principal's Blog - Friday 20th May Year 8 students visited TEETECH at Portsmouth Guildhall yesterday. The lively event was to help students see the wide range of career possibilities in Science, Engineering and Technology. They engaged fully in all of the activities and were great ambassadors for Sandown Bay Academy.  Year 7 students had a great day at Southampton University this week. They found out all about university life and the wide range of opportunities open to them. They all participated fully in the activities and were very proactive in finding out information; demonstrating their confidence in asking questions and their independence.   Well done to Year 10 students who are fully embracing their work experience placements this week. Students are at a wide variety of businesses ...
    Posted 20 May 2016, 01:49 by Karen Tuck
  • Principal's Blog - Friday 13th May I was delighted to attend the Year 11 Presentation Evening this week and to present awards to such a wonderful group of students. Teachers, House Leaders and the Senior Leadership team celebrated the fantastic achievements of so many of our students and their contributions to Sandown Bay Academy over the last 5 years. Monday sees the start of the main GCSE exam season. Please encourage your children to study as much as possible at home and to make the most of resources such as GCSE pod. Students from across the Key Stage 3 have been on a field trip this week to Yaverland as part of the ArtEcology project with ARC Consulting and Eccleston George. Congratulations to the U12 ...
    Posted 13 May 2016, 04:28 by Karen Tuck
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  • Newsletter 16 - Friday 27th May Click here to read Newsletter 16 - Friday 27th May 
    Posted 27 May 2016, 02:17 by Karen Tuck
  • Newsletter 15 - Friday 6th May Click here to read Newsletter 15 - Friday 6th May 
    Posted 6 May 2016, 04:02 by Karen Tuck
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Half term revision programme
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GCSE and A Level Exams all week – see schedule attached

MONDAY 6th June  
READING TIME: For Year 7 & 8, 2.40-3.00pm

 TUESDAY  7th June – Year 6 Torch Transition Day

EXAM: GCSE English Language, 8.45-11.00am
EVENT: Tutor 20 final in S51, 11.00-11.20am
EVENT: School Council Meeting, 11-11.20am, LA Suite
READING TIME: For Year 7 & 8, 11-11.20am
EVENT: Torch Transition Evening, 5.00-6.30pm, South Hall

 WEDNESDAY 8th June  – Year 6 Torch Transition Day
EVENT: Year 8 Able Linguist trip to Southampton University

EVENT: Year 12 trip to Southampton University
EVENT: Debate Club, 12.30-12.55pm, mr 1 & 2
READING TIME: For Year 7 & 8, 2.40-3.00pm
INTERHOUSE: Year 7 Tennis and Year 10 Rounders, ‘Capture the flag’, 3.15-4.30pm 

THURSDAY 9th June  

EXAM: GCSE Maths, 8.45-10.30am
EVENT: Gear Up Climbing Festival for Primary School students
READING TIME: For Year 7 & 8, 2.40-3.00pm
EVENT: Sims Learning Gateway Information session for parents, 5.00-6.00pm, Lecture theatre

 FRIDAY 10th June

EXAM: GCSE Biology, 9.00-10.00am
READING TIME: For Year 7 & 8, 2.40-3.00pm