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  • Privilege Seats - Academic Year 2017-2018 – Third Application Window 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 ...
    Posted 15 Sep 2017, 07:06 by Karen Bricknell
  • Paris Trip Summer 2018 15th September 2017Dear Parent/Guardian,Re: Paris Trip 2018We are overjoyed with the response we have had regarding the Paris trip scheduled for Summer 2018, however due to ...
    Posted 15 Sep 2017, 05:27 by Karen Bricknell
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Welcome to Sandown Bay Academy


I’d like to extend a very warm welcome to the Sandown Bay Academy website. Here at Sandown Bay, we take pride in the exceptional care we provide for each and every student to achieve their very best. We recognise that the welfare of the child is paramount and take seriously our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children and young people in our care. 

We are ambitious for our students to excel in all their endeavours; both academically and through extra-curricular involvement. We have a firm belief in the importance of good character and the development of confident, well-rounded students, ensuring a richly rewarding experience and an excellent preparation for further education at university and beyond.

Our students have many varied interests, strengths and ambitions, and our mission, ‘Strive, believe, achieve', ensures that they aim high and achieve their goals. Our dedicated teachers and staff ensure that students have the very best support to succeed. Our pastoral system is second to none and provides each student with a Form Tutor who supports their progress and overall development. 

Our School Council provides numerous leadership opportunities for students through the important role it plays in both the strategic and operational development of the Academy, while our House System provides fun, challenge and healthy competition.  There are many opportunities for parents and families to become involved in the wider life of the Academy; we pride ourselves on our warm and welcoming community.

Sandown Bay is a progressive Academy; we believe firmly in developing inquisitive, articulate learners who will cope with the challenges of the 21st century with confidence. We invest continually in our staff, curriculum and infrastructure to ensure that students leave us with the skills to compete in an increasingly competitive global economy.

Our campus is set amongst wonderful surroundings and we make the most of our environment and space to create opportunities for every student to thrive and experience success and happiness. I invite you to visit and take a tour with one of our student ambassadors to experience for yourself all that Sandown Bay Academy has to offer.

Head Teacher's Blog

  • Head Teachers Blog - Friday 15th September It was great to meet parents and carers at the welcome events this week. If you were unable to make the meetings, you can view the information on our website (click here). Thank you to you as parents in working with us to ensure your child is in the best possible place to learn. Consistency of uniform standards and making sure that all of their equipment is with them and available has meant that a really purposeful start to the school year has happened and learning is evident for the students in their lessons. This will all add to the improvement agenda which we have by addressing the issues raised by OFSTED recently. I look forward to continuing to work ...
    Posted 15 Sep 2017, 07:46 by Karen Bricknell
  • Head Teacher’s Blog – Friday 8th September It has been lovely to welcome back students this week after the summer break. I have been in assemblies this week talking through the ‘Agreed Achieveables’ with students, these are the expectations we have for every lesson (click here to view). It is great to see the vast majority of students in the correct uniform and ready to learn. We will be sending letters home to parents if students are not in the correct uniform. Please help to reinforce this message at home. Year 7 students have settled into Sandown Bay Academy very well, they are enjoying finding their new classrooms and learning new and exciting subjects.I look forward to meeting parents at the welcome events next week: Tuesday ...
    Posted 13 Sep 2017, 05:54 by Katrina Heather
  • Principal's Blog- Friday 21st July This very busy last week of term has been about celebrating the many successes of our students. I was delighted to attend the Presentation Evenings and House celebration assemblies. It was lovely to see so many students rewarded; over 2000 certificates were given out, along with many trophies.    Thank you to the parents who put in so much effort this week laying on such a great spread for our staff to show their appreciation for the hard work they have put in this year.     Reports will be with you in the next couple of days along with a letter about the start of term and expectations from September(click here to read a copy).  In addition can I also add ...
    Posted 21 Jul 2017, 05:02 by Karen Bricknell
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Recent Announcements

  • Newsletter 1 - Friday 8th September
    Posted 8 Sep 2017, 07:28 by Karen Bricknell
  • Newsletter 14 - Friday 30th June Click here to read Newsletter 14 - Friday 30th June 
    Posted 30 Jun 2017, 05:02 by Karen Bricknell
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