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  • Consultation Document on the proposal to amalgamate Ryde and Sandown Bay Academies Click here to view the consultation document on the proposal to amalgamate Ryde and Sandown Bay Academies. The consultation process will run for 6 weeks up to 6 July 2017 ...
    Posted 25 May 2017, 05:45 by Karen Bricknell
  • Letter to parents - Ofsted inspection Tuesday and Wednesday Please click here to view the letter to parents re Sandown Bay Academy's Ofsted inspection on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th May.Click here to read the guidance to ...
    Posted 22 May 2017, 06:17 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 26th May We welcomed a team of Ofsted Inspectors into the Academy this week for a two day Section 5 inspection. We cannot release any further details until the report is published but as soon as we have it we will let you know.  AET have published their consultation document for the proposed amalgamation of SBA and Ryde Academy. I would encourage students and parents to read the document and complete the survey as AET are encouraging views from the whole community. You can view the document and questionnaires by clicking here or you can collect a hard copy from reception.  I was delighted to meet with Year 7 students this week to give them certificates for their outstanding efforts in their ...
    Posted 26 May 2017, 03:39 by Karen Bricknell
  • Principal's Blog - Friday 19th May We are waiting to hear from AET on the date of the consultation proposal being ready, as soon as we hear we will make every effort to let you know and share with you how to can put your views across. While we await more information about the proposal is is business as usual at SBA, staff have been doing a brilliant job in difficult circumstances and I would like to thank them. Year 11 and Sixth Form students have made an excellent start to their exams this week. I have been impressed with their positive and mature attitudes. We have had another successful sporting week, the U13 boys cricket team sailed into the next round of the Hampshire cup ...
    Posted 19 May 2017, 02:08 by Karen Bricknell
  • Principal's Blog - Friday 12th May I was delighted to attend the Year 11 Presentation Evening on Wednesday. It was lovely to see so many of our Year 11 students recognised for their many achievements and for the hard work they have put in during their time at SBA. I wish them the best of luck for their exams, with the major exams starting on Monday. You can view more photographs on our Facebook page (click here). Congratulations to our phenomenal Global Rock team who came third in the Global Rock Southern Premier final last Saturday. They also received 7 awards for Performance Skills, Sound Track, Entertainment, Stage Use, Choreography, Concept and Video Performance.I am so proud of all of the students involved and for ...
    Posted 12 May 2017, 05:00 by Karen Bricknell
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  • Newsletter 12 - Tuesday 2nd May Click here to view Newsletter 12 - Tuesday 2nd May 
    Posted 2 May 2017, 05:26 by Karen Bricknell
  • Newsletter 11 - Friday 24th March Click here to read the newsletter from 24th March 
    Posted 24 Mar 2017, 06:54 by Karen Bricknell
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