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Privilege Seats - Academic Year 2017-2018 – Third Application Window

posted 15 Sep 2017, 07:06 by Karen Bricknell

This notice is for parents/guardians that would like to apply for a privilege seat for academic year 2017/2018 who did not apply during the first or second application windows. If you have already applied for a privilege seat for academic year 2017/2018, you WILL NOT need to reapply. If your child is entitled to free transport, you WILL NOT need to apply for a privilege seat.


Dear Parent/Guardian


Should you wish to apply for a privilege seat for your child to travel on a contracted school bus service you will need to apply during the third application window which is between 9am on Monday 25th September 2017 and 4pm on Wednesday 4th October 2017.


Please be aware that this third round application window is for primary and secondary school aged children only and you will not be able to apply for sixth form students. It is important to note that applications received outside of the application window mentioned above will not be accepted.


You can only apply for services listed at the bottom of our webpage. Any applications received for services not listed will be rejected and not added to waiting lists. Further information on the privilege seat process can be found online, here: https://www.iwight.com/Council/OtherServices/School-Transport/Privilege-Seat-on-School-Transport. Please also note the FAQ’s, Code of Good Practice and Ticket Terms and Conditions sections available via the this webpage.


Do bear in mind that making an application for a privilege seat does not guarantee a seat on the school bus.


Privilege seat ticket prices are set costs as follows.


-          Up to a full term £95.00

-          Up to half term £47.50

-          Up to a full term AM or PM only £47.50

-          Up to half term AM or PM only £23.75


Should you have any queries please contact the Transport Team at the Council via email: transport.info@iow.gov.uk or telephone: 823780.


FAQ’s

Q: Can I apply to go on a waiting list?

A: Unfortunately, not at this time.


Q: My child is already travelling on a school bus, can I apply to go on a different service?

A: Unfortunately, not during the third window. We are only offering seats to those who do not currently have a seat on a school bus.


Paris Trip Summer 2018

posted 15 Sep 2017, 05:27 by Karen Bricknell

15th September 2017


Dear Parent/Guardian,


Re: Paris Trip 2018


We are overjoyed with the response we have had regarding the Paris trip scheduled for Summer 2018, however due to this, the trip has become over subscribed.


The trip has a clear educational benefit to History, Food and Cookery and MFL as well as sponsoring British Values of responsibility, law (through school rules), respect for others and respect of another culture. It will allow students to build interpersonal skills including leadership, team work, trust and respect.


Having met with Mr Richard Kelly (Headteacher) yesterday he has agreed that we will be able to offer two trips to Paris next year. The dates will be as follows:


Years 9 and 10

26th May-31st May


Years 11/12 and 13

7th-12th July


These dates have been provisionally booked with the travel company so that our spaces are not allocated to another school.  This will allow another 45 students to take part in the trip. Those that have already paid deposits will be guaranteed a space on the relevant trip, however if those in years 9 and 10 are not able to make the new dates their deposits will be refunded.  The cost of the trip remains unchanged at £765 for both the May and July dates.


Kind Regards


Hannah Olive

Assistant Head of Faculty Art, DT and Applied Learning


Key Stage 3 and 4 Welcome Events

posted 13 Sep 2017, 05:47 by Katrina Heather   [ updated 15 Sep 2017, 03:57 by Karen Bricknell ]

Thank you to everyone who came along to our Key Stage 3 and 4 welcome events this week. If you were unable to make it, you can click on the links below to view a copy of the powerpoint and the key dates.

Key Stage 3 Information (Years 7, 8 and 9)

Click here to view a copy of the powerpoint.

Click here to view a copy of the key dates.

Click here to view the curriculum themes for Year 7

Click here to view the curriculum themes for Year 8

Click here to view the curriculum themes for Year 9 

Click here to view a copy of the ATL (Attitude to Learning) descriptors

Key Stage 4 Information (Years 10 and 11)

Click here to view a copy of the powerpoint.

Click here to view a copy of the Year 10 Assessment Information 

Click here to view a copy of the Year 11 Assessment Information 

Click here to view a copy of the ATL (Attitude to Learning) descriptors

Welcome Events - w/c 11th September

posted 8 Sep 2017, 07:54 by Karen Bricknell   [ updated 11 Sep 2017, 07:49 ]

During the w/c 11th September we are holding ‘Welcome to Key Stage’ events for parents and students.

The events will give you the opportunity to meet Mr Kelly, the new Head Teacher and to speak to staff about the curriculum your child will be following, assessments they will be completing and also an overview of key events for the this academic year. We look forward to seeing you there.

Welcome to Key Stage 3
(Years 7, 8 and 9)
Tuesday 12th September, 5.30-6.30pm

Welcome to Key Stage 4
(Years 10 and 11)
Thursday 14th September, 5.30-6.30pm

 You can view a copy of the letter that went home via students by clicking on the documents below. 


Changes to 309 and 310 buses due to closure of Winford Road & new 311 bus timetable

posted 6 Sep 2017, 07:39 by Karen Bricknell   [ updated 7 Sep 2017, 00:00 ]

The following changes to the 309 and 310 buses are in place from today until 15th September.


Route 309 AM - divert from Watery Lane via Winford Road and A3056 and not serve Winford at all - nearest stops would either be Winford Cross (in Watery Lane) or the Route 8 bus stop at Apse Heath Crossroads facing Sandown.

 

Route 309 PM - divert from Apse Heath Crossroads via A3056 and Winford Road to rejoin the route at Watery Lane - nearest stops would either be the Route 8 bus stop at Apse Heath Crossroads facing Newport or Winford Cross (in Watery Lane)

 

Route 310 AM - (already on diversion between Ashey and Newchurch via Downs Road / Arreton due to Langbridge restriction, divert from Winford Cross via Winford Road, A3056 and Alverstone Road to rejoin normal route from Winford Hairpin Bend.   Nearest bus stops would either be Winford Parkway or Winford Cross.

 

Route 310 PM - normal route to Alverstone, then return to Winford Hairpin Bend and  operate diversion via Alverstone Road, A3056 and Winford Road to rejoin normal route at Winford Cross (although will be on diversion between Newchurch and Ashey via Arreton / Downs Road due to Langbridge restriction).

 

Route 311 bus timetable


Route 311 from 5/9/17

 

 

 

 

Niton (Buddle Inn)

0718

Sandown Bay Academy

1510

Niton (Church Street)

0722

Shanklin (Co-op)

1520

Whitwell (Church)

0726

Whiteley Bank (Crossroads)

1530

St Lawrence (Inn)

0737

Wroxall (Church)

1533

Upper Ventnor (York Road)

0747

Upper Ventnor (York Road)

1538

Wroxall (Church)

0752

St Lawrence (Inn)

1548

Whiteley Bank (Crossroads)

0755

Whitwell (Church)

1559

Shanklin (Co-op)

0805

Niton (Church Street)

1603

Sandown Bay Academy

0815

 

Niton (Buddle Inn)

1607


It's not too late to join SBA Sixth Form..

posted 5 Sep 2017, 06:07 by Karen Bricknell


A Level Results August 2017

The resilience of students at Sandown Bay Academy has shone through with their success in post-16 studies (A Levels and Applied A Levels). They quite rightly are celebrating today after collecting a superb set of results ensuring access to higher education, higher level apprenticeships and key work based opportunities at management level. Four students gained three A* grades and those gaining a total of three or more facilitating subjects was up by 12%. The new measure of students gaining high grades in at least two facilitating subjects was also up by 10% on last year’s equivalent.

Students praised the staff for their support, which was acknowledged by the Academy. This focus on success by staff was key in over 97% of students getting into their first choice university. Students have been accepted onto a huge range of courses at some of the best universities in the UK.


Courses chosen range from Engineering to Marine Biology to Paediatric Nursing and students will be travelling far and wide to places including to Cambridge, Nottingham and Wales. This is made possible by the Academy as it continues to demonstrate strong provision for students in an impressive range of courses.

Here are just a few examples of the exciting courses and universities students are off to:

Juliette is off to Cambridge University to study Engineering


Grace is off to Cardiff to study Medicine 


Hattie is off to Queen Mary University of London to study History and Politics


Christopher is off to Nottingham University to study Physics


Sophie is off to Nottingham University to study Economics


Lily is off to Imperial College London to study Biological Sciences with Research Abroad



Chloe is off to Coventry University to study Paediatric Nursing

Hannah is off to Bangor University to study Sport and Exercise Science

Kate is off Portsmouth University to study Biochemistry  



Kayla is off to UCL to study Pharmacy

Imogen is off to Bristol University to study Physics with International Experience



Georgie is off to Bournemouth University to study Ecology and Wildlife Conservation

Danielle is off to Bangor University to study Psychology with Clinical Health



Maddie is off to Queen Mary University to study Tourism Management

Nathan is off to Queen Mary University to study Primary Education



Katie is off to Surrey University or Portsmouth University to study Sports Science


Sam is taking a gap year to volunteer in Africa before going to university next year



Callum is off to Nottingham University to study Computer Science


Harry of off to SSE to complete a Degree Apprenticeship in Corporate IT




Start of term - Wednesday 6th September

posted 1 Sep 2017, 04:31 by Karen Bricknell   [ updated 5 Sep 2017, 23:09 ]

We look forward to welcoming back students on Wednesday 6th September. 

Click here to read the letter that went out at the end of the summer about the start to term. 

Click here to view the list of tutor groups for 2017-18 academic year. 

The timings of the day for 2017-18 are:

8:35-8.50am

Tutor/assembly 

8.50-9.50am

Period 1 

9.50-10.50am

Period 2 

10.50-11.10am

Break

11.10-12.10pm

Period 3 

12.10-1.10pm

Period 4 

1.10-1.50pm

Lunch

1.50-3.00pm

Period 5

To include reading time at the start of the lesson


GCSE Results: Improvements at Sandown Bay

posted 24 Aug 2017, 02:27 by Karen Bricknell   [ updated 24 Aug 2017, 02:28 ]

This year’s GCSE results for Year 11 students are a reflection of the hard work they have put in, which has resulted in an improvement on a headline measure of 5 A*-C including English and Maths; this figure is an increase of 5% on last year with an overall figure of approximately 42% at this stage.

This improvement is alongside last week’s rise in A Level measures which overall was around 12% improvement on most figures, resulting in students getting their university of choice.

This week, however, is focusing on the GCSE students who have performed well in particular with the new grading and associated course content within Maths and English. Well done to all students who rose to this challenge. 

CLICK HERE to view a useful overview on what the new GCSE grading system means. 






GCSE Results Day - Thursday 24th August

posted 23 Aug 2017, 01:24 by Karen Bricknell   [ updated 23 Aug 2017, 01:24 ]

Doors open at 8.30am

Phoning in for results: 

Students can phone the school (402142) from 10am onwards – they will be asked for their full name, DOB details AND their exam number.  Results will not be given over the phone without this information.  Results can not be given to a third party (including parent/guardian) without written permission.



Giving results out on your behalf:


If a student cannot collect their results personally and wish to authorise someone else then that delegated person should arrive on the day with a letter of permission.  This should be written and signed by the student stating their full name , DOB, exam number and the name of the person collecting (ID will be asked for).


Results can not be sent by text, fax or email from school.



CLICK HERE TO VIEW A USEFUL OVERVIEW OF WHAT THE NEW GCSEs MEAN 

Success in Sixth Form at Sandown Bay Academy – students and staff celebrate

posted 17 Aug 2017, 04:16 by Karen Bricknell

The resilience of students at Sandown Bay Academy has shone through with their success in post-16 studies (A Levels and Applied A Levels). They quite rightly are celebrating today after collecting a superb set of results ensuring access to higher education, higher level apprenticeships and key work based opportunities at management level. Four students gained three A* grades and those gaining a total of three or more facilitating subjects was up by 12%. The new measure of students gaining high grades in at least two facilitating subjects was also up by 10% on last year’s equivalent.

Students praised the staff for their support, which was acknowledged by the Academy. This focus on success by staff was key in over 97% of students getting into their first choice university. Students have been accepted onto a huge range of courses at some of the best universities in the UK.


Courses chosen range from Engineering to Marine Biology to Paediatric Nursing and students will be travelling far and wide to places including to Cambridge, Nottingham and Wales. This is made possible by the Academy as it continues to demonstrate strong provision for students in an impressive range of courses.

Here are just a few examples of the exciting courses and universities students are off to:

Juliette is off to Cambridge University to study Engineering


Grace is off to Cardiff to study Medicine 


Hattie is off to Queen Mary University of London to study History and Politics


Christopher is off to Nottingham University to study Physics


Sophie is off to Nottingham University to study Economics


Lily is off to Imperial College London to study Biological Sciences with Research Abroad



Chloe is off to Coventry University to study Paediatric Nursing

Hannah is off to Bangor University to study Sport and Exercise Science

Kate is off Portsmouth University to study Biochemistry  



Kayla is off to UCL to study Pharmacy

Imogen is off to Bristol University to study Physics with International Experience



Georgie is off to Bournemouth University to study Ecology and Wildlife Conservation

Danielle is off to Bangor University to study Psychology with Clinical Health



Maddie is off to Queen Mary University to study Tourism Management

Nathan is off to Queen Mary University to study Primary Education



Katie is off to Surrey University or Portsmouth University to study Sports Science


Sam is taking a gap year to volunteer in Africa before going to university next year



Callum is off to Nottingham University to study Computer Science


Harry of off to SSE to complete a Degree Apprenticeship in Corporate IT








 





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