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Junior Rounders Success for SBA!

posted by Katrina Heather

Well done to our junior rounders teams who competed in the IW Schools Rounders Tournament this afternoon. Staged on home soil and run by Sandown's PE Department our Year 7 team made their debut and won every single match, beating Carisbrooke College 6.5 - 3.0; Cowes Enterprise College 8.0 - 1.5; Medina 5 - 2 and Ryde Academy 7 - 0. Our Year 8 Team were evenly matched, finishing 3rd place overall. They drew against Christ the King 5 - 5; losing by one rounder 6 - 7 to Cowes; lost by half a rounder to Medina 4.0 - 4.5 and beat Sandown B team 12 - 4. Our U13 mixed team, comprising year 7s and 8s finished 5th overall. Many thanks to our Year 9 and 10 Sports Leaders who took charge of the score table and umpired for the B team. 

Year 7 Comp
1st Sandown Bay Academy
2nd Medina
3rd Carisbrooke
4th Cowes
5th Ryde Academy

Year 8 Comp
1st Medina
2nd Cowes
3rd Sandown A (Year 8)
4th Christ the King
5th Sandown B (Year 7 & 8 mixed B team)

Inter-house Fishing Success!

posted 19 Jun 2018, 02:34 by Katrina Heather

We had a fantastic turn out to Inter House Fishing on Friday 15th June with 22 students entering the competition. Some students had taken the competition very seriously and had been planning their tactics, bait and position on the pier very carefully; Jack Smith even sent his Dad down to the pier to get the best spot and set up all of his equipment before school had even finished!

By 3.45pm all 22 students had set up and had cast out their rods to commence the fishing competition and we were eagerly awaiting the first successful catch. It took around 20 minutes of suspense before Year 7 student Alfie Hayles from Red House caught the first fish; a lovely looking wrasse. We were now on the board and at least had a competition!

Alfie’s success paved the way for more fish to be caught and it was Red house again who caught number two, a pout from Finley Youle. More pout followed from Logan Brooks Eldridge which was Yellow house’s 1st of the day, a Pout from Green House’s George Robinson (who opted for the light tackle) started Green House’s charge, a second to his name from Red House’s Alfie Hayles and another from Finley Youle which took red house into a commanding lead with four fish in total. The knowledgeable fisherman who was constantly helping other throughout the day, Henry Coburn then caught a pout of his own which took Yellow’s tally to two!

The best fish of the day was caught by Jack Brookes-Eldridge from Yellow House, which took their tally to three and only one away from the top of the leader board. Jack caught a beautiful, colorful wrasse.

On his final cast at 5.25pm, just five minutes before close, a wrasse from Blue House’s George Knight ensured they weren’t bottom of the leader board and ended up with one to their tally, much to Mr Bricknell’s delight!

The final results were:


Total Fish Caught

Red House


(Finley Youle x2, Alfiee Hayles x2)

Yellow House


(Logan Brookes-Eldridge, Jack Brookes-Eldridge, Henry Coburn)

Green House


(George Robinson)

Blue House


(George Knight)

Well done to Red House who were the winning house and take home the Inter House Fishing Trophy.

Overall it was a fantastic evening on Sandown Pier with 22 students, many of which brought their family along to help out. We are looking forward to the next one already!

The House Leaders

KS3 University Trips

posted 19 Jun 2018, 01:50 by Katrina Heather

Our Year 7 and Year 8 students, this week have visited the University of Southampton. The students were absolutely superb and a real credit to the school.

All arrived to SBA early, smartly dressed and full of enthusiasm. It just got better from there onward. Mrs Adams, Careers Officer said "I have never had groups who got so involved, asked so many excellent questions and were so courteous and aware of the people around them. The university leaders were delighted to have such great interest from such well behaved students; they made several very positive comments to me and our students, and couldn't help comparing SBA model students to other schools ( who had come across as poorly behaved and disinterested)". This all helps our requests to get extra funding, take extra students and to get University of Southampton support in school.

Well done to everyone involved. 

Year 9 Options Interviews

posted 12 Jun 2018, 05:24 by Katrina Heather

This week Year 9 students have had interviews with staff about their KS4 subject selections. Guidance and support has been offered to finalise their chosen path of study. Students have engaged well and are confident in the choices that they have made. 

Safeguarding Resources for Teachers and Parents

posted 11 Jun 2018, 01:25 by Katrina Heather

We have been asked by The Police to share the following website within the school community. Parents may find the content useful to gain a better understanding of some of the issues of young people including personal safety, drug use and online safety. As always if you have concerns for your child and wish to discuss these with the school please contact our wellbeing officer, Mrs Cartmel or your child's year manager.

Press Release: September 2018

posted 11 Jun 2018, 01:12 by Katrina Heather

Please CLICK HERE to view the latest press release in relation to the changes being implemented to the school with effect from 1st September. 

Deadline for Head Boy/Head Girl application soon!

posted 6 Jun 2018, 01:26 by Katrina Heather

Year 10 students have been encouraged to put forward an application for the Head Boy and Head Girl positions for next academic year. Please CLICK HERE to view the criteria / process timeline for applications. We have already received several applications, however would like to remind students that the deadline for submission is on Friday 8th June at 3pm. 

Applications can be handwritten, printed or emailed. They can be passed to Mrs Cooper (Year 10 Manager) in Student Central or emailed to, or to Ms Heather (Headteacher's PA) in the Head's corridor, 

We will keep you updated with the process and look forward to introducing our 2018-2019 Head Boy and Head Girl in due course. 

Jo Craig to visit Sandown Bay Academy!

posted 5 Jun 2018, 07:32 by Katrina Heather

Year 9 options follow up...

posted 25 May 2018, 07:03 by Katrina Heather

Please click here to view a letter that has been handed to year 9 students today regarding their options which will be finalised after half term.

Year 11 arrangements after half term...

posted 25 May 2018, 07:00 by Katrina Heather

Please CLICK HERE to view a letter that has been handed out to year 11 students today. It details all of the arrangements for during and after half term that you need to be made aware of including the Prom, exam results day, revision sessions and study leave arrangements.

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