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Extra Curricular Timetable Now Available!

posted 20 Apr 2018, 04:56 by Katrina Heather

Please click here to view the timetable of activities and events taking place after school and at lunch times. Try something new!

KS3 Summer Curriculum now available to view...

posted 20 Apr 2018, 04:54 by Katrina Heather

We are pleased to announce that the KS3 curriculum themes are now available to view online (CLICK HERE). These have been broken down into separate year groups for ease of reference. As always if you have any questions or queries, please contact Mr Green (Director of Progress for KS3) or your child's Year Manager. 

Students represent Wessex Region for Rowing Championships

posted 17 Apr 2018, 06:49 by Katrina Heather

We are delighted to announce that the following students have been selected to represent the Wessex Region at the British Junior Inter Regional Rowing Championships at Home Pierrepont on the 21st April:

Ethan Walters
Emily Faithfull
Sophie Atkin
Rachael Debenham
Owen Denness

We would like to to wish you all the very best of luck and express how proud we are of you all.

IMPORTANT: Art GCSE Exam Information

posted 17 Apr 2018, 06:24 by Katrina Heather

Please click here to read a letter from Mrs Cox about the Art exams taking place next week.

Exam Timetable for Summer Term 2018

posted 17 Apr 2018, 04:41 by Katrina Heather

The timetable detailing all of the exams taking place this term is now available to view (CLICK HERE). Yellow represents 6th Form, green represents Year 11.


CHANGES TO BUSES: Road Closures (Winford Road & High Street Newchurch - 18/04 - 01/05)

posted 17 Apr 2018, 03:16 by Katrina Heather   [ updated 17 Apr 2018, 04:05 ]

We have been advised by School Transport that due to the above road closure the contracted bus services 309 & 310 serving Sandown Bay Academy will be merged to a single vehicle (310) and will be operating along a diversionary route. The details of the route and timetable are outlined below.

The vehicle will complete all the regular collections from bus stops to Pointers Inn, Newchurch before diverting along Newchurch Shute, Knighton Lane, Knighton Shute, the Downs Road and Downend Road before re-joining the service 309 route at Arreton Cross. Please note that stops between Forest Road, Winford and Pointers Inn, Newchurch will not be served.


310 AM

Smallbrook Stadium              0710

Ashey Old School                  0713

Knighton Waterworks            0718

Newchurch Pointer Inn          0720

Arreton (Hazeleycombe)        0740

Alverstone Garden Village    0750

Alverstone Old School           0755

Winford Hairpin Bend           0801

Apse Heath Crossroads        0804

Sandown Bay Academy          0814



310 PM

Sandown Bay Academy        1510

Apse Heath Crossroads        1520

Winford Hairpin Bend          1523

Alverstone Old School          1528

Alverstone Garden Village   1533

Arreton (Hazeleycombe)      1548

Newchurch Pointer Inn        1608

Knighton Waterworks          1610

Ashey Old School                  1615

Smallbrook Stadium              1618

Year 9 Exam Booklet

posted 29 Mar 2018, 05:57 by Katrina Heather

Please CLICK HERE to view the Year 9 Exams guidance and advice which was delivered in Assembly this week.

Careers fair is a huge success!

posted 28 Mar 2018, 02:00 by Katrina Heather   [ updated 28 Mar 2018, 02:01 ]

On the 27th March, Year 10 students were given the opportunity to speak face to face with employers from across the Island. We had over 40 representatives from different organisations giving advice and insight into a huge variety of career paths.

“Today has really helped me to understand what skills I need to have for a future career. I would like to work for the NHS and in healthcare so it was great to have the NHS stand here today to find out more.”

Rhiannon in Year 10


“I don’t know what I want to do when I leave school, however meeting the different employers has given me the opportunity to see what’s available. It’s been really good to see lots of stands with different career choices that I didn’t know about.”

Elise in Year 10


“There is a good range of voluntary and salaried career stalls. I would like to become a doctor so it was interesting to find out more from the NHS stall”.

Joe in Year 10


“This career fair is better than others that I have been to as we have been encouraged to speak to a variety of employers and it’s made us think about other career options. We also liked that we were able to sit around a table to casually talk to employers.”

Matthew, Olly and Billy in Year 10


“This careers fair is a really good opportunity to show young people what careers are available in the agricultural industry. We like to talk about our own experiences to show just how varied the career path can be. We also advise on grants available to students keen to pursue a career in this field. Overall we think there is a really nice atmosphere today and would love to come back next year.”

Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society (Rural Careers Fund)


“We are strong believers that is it so important to inspire young people in society. Many of the students that I have met today have not heard of Biomedical Sciences and what the career of a Chief Scientist in the NHS looks like. The students were intrigued and were feeling more confident of the choices that they know are now available to them”.

Biomedical Science, NHS





A visit from missionaries....

posted 28 Mar 2018, 00:49 by Katrina Heather

On Wednesday 21st March two missionaries from Verbum Dei Uk, a Catholic Retreat Centre here on the Island, came in to talk to some year 9 students about mission. Elisa, from Brazil and Virginia from Indonesia talked about why they became missionaries and what they do. This was to help students understand missionary work which is a topic in the GCSE Religious Studies course. It was a fantastic opportunity and our students commented on how it changed their perceptions of what a missionary might be like and what they did. A massive thank you to Mr Nevarro for organising it.




Uniform expectations letter to be sent home today.

posted 28 Mar 2018, 00:30 by Katrina Heather

Further to notice in the last newsletter, students will be handed a letter today outlining the uniform expectations and the sanctions which will be applied for non-compliance. Hopefully with the Easter break any students who have grown out of their uniform will have the opportunity to have it replaced or altered in preparation for the new term. The letter clarifies the style, length and presentation of clothing. 

There has been, and will continue to be a focus on the presentation of students in and around school. Assemblies have been given and Tutors have had discussions with their form groups. 

As always we welcome feedback from parents and carers and wish to work with you to ensure that your child's experience at Sandown Bay Academy is a positive one. If you have any queries in respect of the uniform or sanctions imposed, please contact your child's year manager who will be able to assist.

Please CLICK HERE to view the letter which will be sent home with students today.

N.B. We are always keen to accept donations of good quality second-hand uniform. Please hand any donations into reception where they will be put to good use.

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