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  • Year 11 Mocks - Timetable for Next Week A many of you will be aware, Year 11 students have been hard at work preparing for their mock exams which take place next week.Students have been issued with ...
    Posted 17 Nov 2017, 07:10 by Katrina Heather
  • GCSE Poetry Live Trip - Final call for tickets! Students wishing to attend the Poetry Live trip on the 8th December must bring in permission slips and money TOMORROW (17th November).A copy of the letter is available below ...
    Posted 16 Nov 2017, 04:24 by Katrina Heather
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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.

Head Teacher's Blog

  • Head Teachers Blog - Update The Head Teacher's Blog now features as part of our fortnightly newsletter. Previous blogs are available to view below.
    Posted 16 Nov 2017, 05:49 by Katrina Heather
  • Head Teacher's Blog - Friday 29th September This week has been a fantastic week for sport. I am of course proud of all of our students, however it is week’s like this where I am filled with pride and I am reminded of how great the passion and commitment of our staff and students is, in areas of education that are not always in the spotlight. The week started with the year 8 boys football team who so far have been unbeaten; they took on Christ the King College earlier this week and won 3-1. To top it off the boys then took on Toynbee school in the Hampshire Cup last night, and after a real nail biter drew 3-3 and won on penalties ...
    Posted 29 Sep 2017, 07:25 by Katrina Heather
  • Head Teacher's Blog - Friday 22nd September We have had another great week here at the Academy filled with a variety of events; we started the week off in good spirits after last week’s year 7 welcome BBQ. A big thank you to all who came along and to the staff who helped to make it such a fun event. On Tuesday, the Global Rock auditions took place. The cast list has now been published and can be found on our facebook page. We are really looking forward to showcasing the amazing talent that we have at Sandown Bay in dance, costume design, set production and sound/light engineering. It promises to be a great experience for all involved. Year 8’s enjoyed their first Inter ...
    Posted 22 Sep 2017, 02:52 by Karen Bricknell
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Recent Announcements

  • Newsletter 5 Please click here to view our latest newsletter.
    Posted 16 Nov 2017, 03:15 by Katrina Heather
  • Newsletter 4 - Friday 20th October 2017 Please click here to view our latest newsletter.
    Posted 20 Oct 2017, 05:02 by Katrina Heather
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