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Head's Welcome

Sandbach School specialises in educating boys. Every aspect of school life is geared to create the right environment for boys to thrive. Statistically evidence from the UK and around the world demonstrates that boys achieve higher results and make better progress in single sex schools. We make no apology for focusing upon academic achievement and setting aspirational targets for our young men. But we balance this with a co-curricular programme of out of class activities which teaches our boys the need for hard work and effort before tasting success. Results academically are impressive: last year 89% achieved a level 4 or above in Maths, 80% in English and 75% gained the old measure of 5A*-C grades including English and Maths. All students left with qualifications which supported their chosen pathway – many returning to our Sixth Form but others gaining prestigious apprenticeships.

In other areas our boys have also excelled. Our aim is always to support them whatever their talent and passion and so the range of opportunity is truly expansive. We have had elite runners taking part by invitation in the London Mini Marathon. Students who have successfully made the national finals in table tennis and cross country. We are U16 county hockey champions and U14 runners-up. U13 Cheshire football champions and Cheshire County finalists in two other age groups. One of our students made the final of the percussion BBC Young Musician of the Year with another winning the best instrumental soloist at the National Youth Brass Band Championships. These are just a few of the successes from last year!

I hope that the website gives you a flavour of our ethos and values. If you would like to know more we warmly welcome you to visit us.

Mrs Sarah Burns


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Student Help and Support

Students are encouraged from Yr 7 onwards to discuss and reflect on their own career aspirations with their parents, peers, tutors, teachers, pastoral support teams and visiting employers/employees.

Students who need one-to-one advice can book an appointment with our independent careers consultant Mrs Jayne Roworth ( in order to review their options in more detail.

By the end of Year 11, all students will have been allocated a one-to-one meeting with a member of the school’s Leadership Team to discuss their progress in relation to future plans.

Alternatively, appointments can be made with Steve Mills our Careers and Enterprise Education Manger ( who has a wide range of experience related to careers, further education and training. 

For particular advice and guidance related to specific careers or ‘pathways’ then the following websites are most useful in firming up and reflecting on the opportunities and choices available.


Useful web sites


There are a wide range of websites and software available covering every aspect of careers planning.  Parents and students are encouraged to take time to explore these sites both in school and at home.


National Careers Service

General Advice, C.V. Builder, Personal Profiles, Live Chat with National Advisors and lots more... 


Advice on options, jobs research, links to other sites, general advice at 14+, 16+ etc…

Get in Go Far!

All about Modern Apprenticeships, what they are and how to acquire one.



Buzz Quiz Self-Assessment, Videos, other useful links & more...

Success at School

Career zones, employers info. and university links 

Careers Wales

Advice on options, videos, linked careers info.

Career Box

Lots of useful videos and sound bites and advice from people already in work and more...

Career Player

Videos looking at Graduate careers but very useful for general research and advice... 

Kudos (Year 10 Onwards)

Web and school based profiling tool used to match student characteristics to appropriate careers.  

Russel Group

Looking at top university applications and advice on aiming high.  

Not Going to University

Advice on alternatives to university e.g. higher apprenticeships 


Advice on Graduate careers 


 Why not look at what is trending in your preferred career right now? Follow up on any links accordingly.

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