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  • Changes to the 311 bus between 2nd-18th May Due to the closure of the Victoria Avenue between 2 and 18 May 2017 the following diversionary arrangements will be implemented to the service 311. This will include the morning ...
    Posted 26 Apr 2017, 03:02 by Karen Bricknell
  • Letter to Parents from Principal from Claire Charlemagne Please click here to read a letter from Claire Charlemagne, Principal dated 24th April 2017. 
    Posted 24 Apr 2017, 07:00 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 7th April The Academy is open Monday-Wednesday next week for revision and study support sessions for students in Years 11-13. Please encourage your children to come along and make the most of the sessions available (click here to view the schedule). Year 13 students are sitting on offers from top universities all over the country. I mentioned in a previous blog that Juliette Wrixon has an offer from Cambridge University to study Engineering. Grace Addyman has received 4 offers to study medicine; it is almost unprecedented to receive offers from every medical school applied for. To get in first time to medical school is an exceptional achievement, each year there are 14800 applicants for approximately 6500 places. Sophie Swallow received ...
    Posted 7 Apr 2017, 02:33 by Karen Bricknell
  • Principal's Blog Friday 31st March You will no doubt have seen some of the local press this week concerning funding and budget cuts at the Academy. I would like to reassure parents and carers that while we are faced with some difficult decisions to make within a limited budget, we are determined to make the very best decisions for the students and the school. The governing body met today as part of the restructure consultation process to determine our staffing structure for 2017-18. Once we have these plans finalised, we will share the details with you. In the meantime I would like to reassure you that the staff are working incredibly hard to make this the very best possible learning environment for our children ...
    Posted 31 Mar 2017, 07:43 by Karen Bricknell
  • Principal's Blog - Friday 24th March Principal’s Blog Friday 24th March Sandown Bay Academy students were a force to be reckoned with at the 2017 National Junior Rowing Championships last Friday at Lee Valley Park. We came away from the event with all rowers having finished inside the top half of their events and yet another national champion! Daisy Faithfull in Year 12 was presented with her gold medal by members of the Oxford Boat race crew, she won a bronze medal last year and was thrilled to become National champion this year. Congratulations to all of the students who took part: Daisy Faithfull, Jamie Gamble, Kirren Shaw, Sophie Atkin, Emily Faithfull, Ethan Walters, Sam Evans Murray, Rachael Debenham and Owen Denness. You can read ...
    Posted 24 Mar 2017, 02:20 by Karen Bricknell
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  • Newsletter 11 - Friday 24th March Click here to read the newsletter from 24th March 
    Posted 24 Mar 2017, 06:54 by Karen Bricknell
  • Newsletter 10 - Friday 10th March Click here to read Newsletter 10 - Friday 10th March 
    Posted 10 Mar 2017, 04:44 by Karen Bricknell
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