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  • Challenge & Achievement Day - Wednesday 19th October Tomorrow is the first Challenge and Achievement Day of this academic year. Sometimes in school we need longer 'chunks' of time to teach learners skills or to focus on particular ...
    Posted 18 Oct 2016, 01:42 by Karen Tuck
  • Year 6 into 7 Open Evening - tonight Come along and meet our students and staff at our Year 6 into 7 Open Evening tonight. There will be a presentation in the hall at 6pm followed by tours ...
    Posted 13 Oct 2016, 01:01 by Karen Tuck
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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 October All students were off timetable on Wednesday for Challenge and Achievement Day. They took part in a huge range of activities including: Careers Fair, Inter house Challenge, Team building, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, PSHE, targeted curriculum support, UCAS applications, Leadership qualifications and many more. Thank you to the new parents who came along to the Parent Forum Meeting this week. It was lovely to see some new faces. We were delighted to show off our school this week during our Open Morning when prospective parents joined us for tours of the Academy, led by our student ambassadors. It was lovely to hear the students talking to our visitors with such pride about their school and hearing about what makes Sandown Bay ...
    Posted 21 Oct 2016, 07:03 by Karen Tuck
  • Principal's Blog - Friday 14th October I was incredibly proud of our student ambassadors at the Year 7 Open Evening last night. They did a fabulous job showing prospective parents and students around and it was lovely to see how proud of their school they are.  Students in Year 9 watched a performance by 'Chelsea's Choice' this week.  The powerful and innovative production highlighted the serious and emotional issue of child exploitation.  We were delighted to welcome a group of Thai students into the Academy this week. They spent the week shadowing Year 9 students in lessons. Some great friendships were formed that will no doubt last many years. The Thai students are returning next Friday to perform a traditional Thai dance as a sign ...
    Posted 14 Oct 2016, 05:25 by Karen Tuck
  • Principal's Blog - Friday 7th October Thank you for your continued patience this week while the police continue their investigations into the Cyber-attack. Click here to read my letter to parents dated 6th October. It was lovely to see so many Year 7 parents attending the ‘Meet the Tutor’ event earlier this week. I hope that you found it useful and that your child is well settled into Sandown Bay Academy life. Well done to all students who took part in Inter House Bake off last night, the cakes and biscuits looked delicious and it looks like you had great fun! Thank you to everyone who took part in Green House Fundraising day today to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Parents of students ...
    Posted 7 Oct 2016, 03:38 by Karen Tuck
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  • Newsletter 3- Friday 21st October Click here to view Newsletter 3 - Friday 21st October 
    Posted 21 Oct 2016, 07:15 by Karen Tuck
  • Newsletter 2 - Friday 30th September
    Posted 30 Sep 2016, 07:24 by Karen Tuck
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