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Improvements in GCSE results

posted 23 Aug 2018, 02:12 by Karen Bricknell

The results for the Year 11 students have improved this year hitting many of the targets set for the year group. 18 of the 24 subjects studied have seen improvements on last year with the others remaining the same.

Students and staff have worked extremely hard over the last 12 months, particularly with the uncertainty which existed. Praise should be given to them for their resilience and hard work.

The measure which is now looked at by national bodies for progress in students top 8 subjects has risen significantly up 0.4 on last year which equates to nearly half a grade for each subject. This measure is significant compared with where we have been.

Well done to all students and staff and the future at the school to be named The Bay School from September looks much brighter.

Richard Kelly, Head teacher

Emily achieved 4 grade 9's and 3 grade 8's

Lucy achieved 5 grade 8's, 4 grade 7's and 1 BTEC Distinction star

Sophie achieved 3 grade 8's and 2 grade 7's

Archie achieved 2 grade 8's and 3 grade 7's

Issue with glue on version of new school badge

posted 22 Aug 2018, 10:58 by Karen Bricknell

An issue has arisen with the glue on version of the new school badge.  Any blazers still to be collected will now not be ready until Tuesday 4th September between 12.00 - 17.00 from The Bay Primary.  For those parents that have already collected blazers please could you return them to The Bay Primary School on either Thursday 23rd or Friday 24th August between 09.00 - 17.00. 

For those parents that have ordered a badge and not yet dropped their blazer off, please can you drop these off at The Bay Primary on Thursday 23rd or Friday 24th August between 09.00 - 17.00. 

Collection of blazers will be Tuesday 4th September between 12.00 - 17.00 at The Bay Primary. 

Please can we apologise for this inconvenience and ask that you bear with us whilst we resolve this matter. 

The Bay CE School PE Uniform

posted 20 Jul 2018, 05:18 by Karen Bricknell   [ updated 20 Jul 2018, 08:53 ]

Click here to view the letter to parents about The Bay CE School PE kit 

Click here to view a copy of the PE uniform list

Click here to order online 

Click here to view a paper copy of the order form 

Back in the day when we were Sandown County High School....

posted 20 Jul 2018, 03:44 by Katrina Heather

We have very kindly had the prospectus for the school when it was known as Sandown County High School, which dates back to 1985. It makes for a very interesting read! 

Please CLICK HERE if you wish to view it.

Useful Information for parents

posted 20 Jul 2018, 02:36 by Karen Bricknell   [ updated 20 Jul 2018, 05:23 ]

Click here to read the letter from Nick Cousins, Head of School sent home on 20th July 2018.

Click here to read the letter from Lesley Walters, Vice Principal about tutor groups from September 2018. 

Click here for information about A Level and GCSE results days. 

Click here for the uniform list. Click here to view FAQs about uniform. 

Click here to view the PE uniform information.

Arrangements for the first day of term

The first day of term is Wednesday 5 September. School starts at 8.35am for all students and will finish at the normal end of school time of 3pm. 

Year 7 will arrive at the main school entrance, where they will be registered in an assembly and Nick Cousins, Head of School, will officially welcome them to The Bay CE School. All other year groups will go to extended registration which will last the duration of period 1. Timetables and planners will be shared along with any other key information. Normal lessons will commence period 2.

Reception will be open on 16th August and 23rd August. 2018. It will be closed for the remainder of the summer holidays and will reopen on Monday 3rd September. 

Pixl Celebration Event

posted 20 Jul 2018, 02:12 by Karen Bricknell

On Wednesday 18th July, parents and students attended an event to celebrate the 65 students who recently completed the Pixl Edge Programme.

The Pixl Edge Programme gives students the essential skills of employability; giving them ‘the edge’ when applying for jobs and college or university places.

Sandown Bay Academy provided a menu of opportunities for students to get involved in, including the mighty Baylink Olympics. These real life experiences gave them the chance to develop their Pixl skills of:






Special guests were in attendance, including Paul Brading, IOW Council cabinet member for children’s Services & Isle of Wight Councillor for Lake South, Debbie Andre, Isle of Wight Councillor Sandown North, Matthew Parker, High Speed Marine Environmental Health and Safety Officer and Rupert Harding, Director, Casper Douglas Group, Spithead Business Centre.

Congratulations to all students who completed the programme. 

Letter from Nick Cousins Head of School, The Bay CE School (Secondary)

posted 19 Jul 2018, 05:54 by Karen Bricknell   [ updated 19 Jul 2018, 05:55 ]

Click here to view a copy of a letter to parents from Nick Cousins, Head of School (Secondary), The Bay CE School

Biometric Data Deadline Approaching

posted 16 Jul 2018, 00:25 by Katrina Heather

You may recall that we recently sent a letter to parents requesting consent to hold biometric data for your child. The deadline to return forms to us is Wednesday 18th June. Please return this via your child's tutor or return to reception. 

Please CLICK HERE to access the letter should you need another copy. 

Last Day of Term Arrangements

posted 13 Jul 2018, 05:46 by Katrina Heather

Please CLICK HERE to access a letter which will be handed to students on Monday 16th July regarding the last day of term. 

Uniform Update

posted 12 Jul 2018, 01:57 by Katrina Heather

There is an additional opportunity to view the new uniform, along with size samples of shirts/blouses and black jumpers for your child to try on if you wish. 

This will be on display at The Bay CE Primary School, Winchester Park Road, Sandown from between 08.45 - 17.00 on Thursday 12th July, Friday 13th July and  Monday 16th July.

Please CLICK HERE to view the uniform summary.

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