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  • Create and Cook Champions! Ellie Brackenbury and Emily Saneha, Year 9 students at Sandown Bay Academy, have won the 2017 Create and Cook Competition. The 14-year-old duo fought off stiff opposition from ...
    Posted by Karen Bricknell
  • Sandown Secondary School Consultation Consultation on the future of secondary education in SandownThe Isle of Wight Council and the Governing Board of the Cornerstone Federation (consisting of The Bay Church of England Primary ...
    Posted 26 Jun 2017, 03:25 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 23rd June Principal Designate I am delighted to welcome Mr Kelly to the Academy who will be Principal from September. He will be introducing himself to students in assemblies over the next couple of weeks and he will write a letter to parents next week. Mr Kelly will be working closely with me until September to ensure a smooth transition for the Academy. A huge thank you and well done to all of our wonderful student leaders for the fantastic job they did running The Baylink Olympics this week. Students,staff, family members and visitors were thoroughly engaged with the vast array of sporting and cross curricular activities on offer. At a very challenging time for the Academy, this was something that ...
    Posted 23 Jun 2017, 03:17 by Karen Bricknell
  • Principal's Blog - Friday 16th June We said a fond farewell to our Year 11 students today in their final leavers assembly. It has been wonderful to see them grow and develop throughout their time at the Academy and we wish them the very best for their final exams and their plans for September, whether those be here in the sixth form or further afield. Congratulations to the SBA athletics team who came second overall in the Island Athletic championships this week.  On Tuesday and Wednesday next week we are holding The Baylink Olympics, it is set to be a spectacular 2 days of sports and cross curricular activities and it looks like the sun will be shining. Almost 200 of our students will be running ...
    Posted 16 Jun 2017, 03:26 by Karen Bricknell
  • Principal's Blog - Friday 9th June Ten of our most talented Year 8 linguists took part in the annual Able Linguists Event at the University of Southampton this week. Several state and independent schools from across Hampshire and the South East took part in this very popular event. Students took part in workshops in French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Chinese. They had to work in groups to invent something and describe how it works in one of the chosen languages. Three of our students won first prize in the Spanish category and two students won 3rd prize. Well done to all of the students involved! First prize - Sy Hanson, Finley Reid and Joe Hodgkinson.Third prize - Poppy Price, Tom Medas and Isaac Letheridge  Some of ...
    Posted 9 Jun 2017, 04:02 by Karen Bricknell
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  • Newsletter 13 - Friday 9th June Click here to view Newsletter 13 - Friday 9th June 
    Posted 9 Jun 2017, 04:34 by Karen Bricknell
  • Newsletter 12 - Tuesday 2nd May Click here to view Newsletter 12 - Tuesday 2nd May 
    Posted 2 May 2017, 05:26 by Karen Bricknell
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