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Principal's Blog - Friday 23rd June

posted 23 Jun 2017, 03:17 by Karen Bricknell
Principal Designate

I am delighted to welcome Mr Kelly to the Academy who will be Principal from September. He will be introducing himself to students in assemblies over the next couple of weeks and he will write a letter to parents next week. Mr Kelly will be working closely with me until September to ensure a smooth transition for the Academy.

A huge thank you and well done to all of our wonderful student leaders for the fantastic job they did running The Baylink Olympics this week. Students,staff, family members and visitors were thoroughly engaged with the vast array of sporting and cross curricular activities on offer. At a very challenging time for the Academy, this was something that demonstrates to the wider community some of the great strengths of the Academy and just how brilliant our students are. I was thoroughly proud of them. You can view lots of photos of the event on our Facebook page (click here).


I am also very proud of the compassion students showed to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. They were keen to hold a mufti day along with other fundraising activities to raise money for the victims.



Congratulations to all students who took part in Sports Day on Thursday, despite the quick break to escape the lightening it went very smoothly and House Leaders were impressed with the levels of participation. The final results will be revealed in house assemblies.



We look forward to welcoming Year 6 students for their Intake days on Thursday and Friday next week. Children should arrive in East Hall on Thursday morning ready for a 9.00am start. On Thursday evening there will be a presentation to parents, followed by individual tutor group meetings.


Good luck to SBA students Kirren Shaw (football) and Megan King (swimming), along with Mrs Clarke (Hammer) who are off to Gotland to compete in the Island Games next week. This is a fantastic achievement and we will be following the games closely to see how they get on.


The Isle of Wight Council released a consultation document last week about the future of Sandown Bay Academy, you can read it by clicking here . You can complete the survey by clicking here. A series of meetings will be held next week at Sandown Rugby Club; I would encourage you to go along:

Sandown Bay Academy Staff Only Meeting: 4.30pm-5.30pm

Public Meeting 1: 6.00pm-7.45pm

Public Meeting 2: 8.00pm-9.45pm


Enjoy your weekend.


Claire Charlemagne