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  • Half term revision sessions There are revision sessions on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st February 2017 for Year 11 and Sixth Form students. Click here to view the programme for Year 11 PPE exams ...
    Posted 17 Feb 2017, 06:12 by Karen Bricknell
  • SBA receives 'NCS School Champions Award' We were delighted to welcome UKSA into the Academy today. They attended Year 11 assembly to present Sandown Bay Academy with the 'NCS School Champions Award.'National Citizen Service is ...
    Posted 16 Feb 2017, 09:32 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

Principal's Blog

  • Principal's Blog - Friday 17th February We were delighted to welcome UKSA into the Academy yesterday, they attended Year 11 assembly to present us with the 'NCS School Champions Award.' National Citizen Service is 2-4 week programme which takes place outside of term time in the spring, summer and autumn holidays. It involves adventure, discovery, social action and finally a graduation ceremony.Sandown Bay Academy received the award because we were the highest achieving school for NCS on the Island in Summer 2016, both in terms of signing up to and completing the programme. The award is the first and only School Champion award that has been given on the Isle of Wight and one of only three across the Hampshire region. Year 11 students ...
    Posted 17 Feb 2017, 04:54 by Karen Bricknell
  • Principal's Blog - Friday 10th February Congratulations to the following tutor groups for having the best attendance up until the end of January.Year 7 - 7GNWAYear 8 - 8BJMPYear 9 - 9GTWGYear 10 - 10BIMMYear 11 - 11YJHPThey were rewarded with a pizza lunch this week with their tutor and tutor group to say well done. There will be a pizza lunch on offer next term too as an incentive to improve attendance. Each week students are nominated by their teachers to come and have a hot chocolate with me on a  Friday break time. Today I was delighted that we had over 60 nominations for a wide range of reasons including, excellent homework, great improvements in subjects, for participation in house activities and for ...
    Posted 10 Feb 2017, 05:52 by Karen Bricknell
  • Principal's Blog Friday 3rd February  It was lovely to see so many parents, carers and students at Year 10 Parents’ Evening last night. We encourage students in Year 10 to get a head start on their preparation for GCSEs by making good use of the GCSE Pod (click here). Students in Year 11 have been proactive in taking advantage of the many revision opportunities available to them and we have been pleased to see their efforts. Their next set of mocks, the PPE exams, take place the week of 27th February. Keep up the good work Year 11, it will all be worth it when you get your exam results! Congratulations to the 40 students who took part in the Intermediate Maths Challenge this week ...
    Posted 3 Feb 2017, 03:31 by Karen Bricknell
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