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  • Duke of Edinburgh Diamond Tour A group of students attended Ryde Arena today as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Diamond Tour. Our ice skating team came second and three of our students performed in ...
    Posted 29 Apr 2016, 05:34 by Karen Tuck
  • Blue House Mufti Day - Friday 29th April     
    Posted 27 Apr 2016, 02:12 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. 

Our strong tradition of academic excellence and sporting success, coupled with a firm belief in the importance of good character and the development of confident, well-rounded students, ensures 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, ‘To make our best better’, 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 29th April We are very keen to send our students on trips to Universities so they get an insight into the wide ranges of courses available in the future. This week a group of Year 10 students who are interested in careers in medicine spent the day at Southampton University looking at transition of disease and pathology. Year 9 students visited Portsmouth University on Wednesday for an ‘Introduction to Higher Education’ day. The group came away buzzing with excitement and aspiring to attend university.  Congratulations to our Young Enterprise team who presented their project this week at the island showcase at The Quay Arts Centre; although they were not overall winners, they received recognition for their website, presentation and resilience and innovation ...
    Posted 29 Apr 2016, 07:12 by Karen Tuck
  • Principal's Blog - Friday 22nd April Students from Years 8-10 enjoyed an STEM Go4Set day at Southampton Oceanography Centre this week. The day was focussed on engineering and set students a number of challenges, including building a tower to hold a golf ball out of spaghetti and jelly babies. I watched the Performing Arts Variety Night on Wednesday in amazement, our students are awesome! What an incredible show they put on with students from across all age groups and showcasing talent in Dance, Drama and Music. It was great to see so many students at Year 7 Inter House Capture the Flag competition this week. Next week is the Year 8 competition; it is taking place on Thursday due to Year 7 Parents’ Evening on ...
    Posted 22 Apr 2016, 07:50 by Karen Tuck
  • Principal's Blog - Friday 15th April It was great to see so many Year 11 students attending revision sessions over Easter. The countdown is on with only a few weeks until the exam season starts. Students should be ensuring they attend as many after school revision sessions as possible; every session will help. We were delighted to welcome 20 Thai students to the Academy this week. They are here for two weeks and have been allocated a buddy from SBA. The student buddies have done a fantastic job at making them feel welcome and I am sure that these friendships will keep going long after they depart. Thank you to ex-student and Golf Professional Mark Bell who came in to do some taster golf sessions ...
    Posted 15 Apr 2016, 00:22 by Karen Tuck
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  • Newsletter 14- Friday 15th April Click here to read Newsletter 14 - Friday 15th April 
    Posted 15 Apr 2016, 06:06 by Karen Tuck
  • Newsletter 13 - Friday 18th March Click here to read Newsletter 13 - Friday 18th March 
    Posted 18 Mar 2016, 07:07 by Karen Tuck
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SBA highlights 2014-15

Diary Dates

MONDAY 2nd May
Bank Holiday  

 TUESDAY  3rd May

Yr 11 PRE EXAM WORKSHOP: English IGCSE (all students sitting IGCSE to attend workshop, period 2 in the lecture theatre)
EXAM: MFL AS/A2 exams
EVENT: Deadline for Yr 11 Science coursework.
EVENT: Tutor 20 final in S51, 11.00-11.20am
FIXTURE: U13 Cricket at Twyford Prep School
EVENT: School Council Meeting, 11-11.20am, LA Suite
ASSEMBLY: Sixth Form, South Hall, 11.00-11.20am –CANCELLED
EXAM: English IGCSE, 1.15pm
READING TIME: For Year 7 & 8, 2-2.20pm
MEETING: Sixth Form Subject Leaders meeting, 3.15-4.15pm, Study Room 1
FIXTURE: U15 boys’ cricket v CTK, 3.30pm, Newclose

 WEDNESDAY 4th May  

EVENT:  YMCA (Level 2 Fitness) moderator in all day   
ASSEMBLY: Red House, South Hall, 11.00-11.20am
ASSEMBLY: Year 11 Select, lecture theatre, 11.00-11.20am
READING TIME: For Year 7 & 8, 12-12.20pm
EVENT: Debate Club, 12.30-12.55pm, mr 1 & 2
FIXTURE: U13 Cricket at SBA
INTERHOUSE: Year 9 ‘Capture the flag’, 3.15-4.30pm
FIXTURE: U13 girls’ cricket v Free School, 3.30pm (home)
EVENT: Assessment update for parents, drop-in session, 5.30-6.30pm, lecture theatre


EVENT: Northern Ballet Trip
ASSEMBLY: Yellow House, South Hall, 11.00-11.20am – CANCELLED
EVENT: Meeting for all students doing Yellow House Walk, lecture theatre, 11.00-11.20am
READING TIME: For Year 7 & 8, 2-2.20pm
FIXTURE: U13 girls’ cricket v Ryde Academy, 3.30pm (home)
FIXTURE: U15 boys’ cricket v CTK, 3.30pm, (home)
EVENT: Yellow House Walk – 50 mile walkers meet at SBA at 10.30pm


FRIDAY 6th May – Yellow House Walk
30 mile walkers – meet at SBA at 5.45am
15 mile walkers – leave lesson at 12.15pm and meet outside reception
10 miles walkers – leave school at 3pm – meet outside reception
Yr 11 PRE EXAM WORKSHOP: English IGCSE (17 students), E9, 8.45-9.40am
ASSEMBLY: Green House, South Hall, 11.00-11.20am –CANCELLED
EXAM: English IGCSE (17 students), 1.15pm
READING TIME: For Year 7 & 8, 2-2.20pm