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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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Literacy is the combination of the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills we all need to fulfil our potential.  Sandbach School accepts the fundamental principle that literacy is the key to improving learning and raising standards; it enables students to gain access to the subjects studied in schools, to read for information and pleasure and to communicate effectively in both written and spoken contexts.

Poor levels of literacy impact negatively on student learning and self-perception.  Good levels of literacy directly correlate with academic success, future employment prospects and quality of life.

Literacy development is a core value for Sandbach School and all staff share responsibility for the teaching of Literacy across the curriculum.

Word of the week: every week during the school year we have a different set of words for our Word of the Week.  The words are shared with the school by including them on desktop background every time a student logs in, plus we also share them on social media.


Accelerated Reading Scheme

Literacy Marking Policy (to follow shortly)

Recommended Reading Lists (to follow shortly)

Literacy Marking Policy CPS 

All teachers use agreed guidelines to mark for literacy by high-lighting the following errors:

  • C – for capital letter errors.
  • P – for punctuation errors (correct use of . , “ “  ‘)
  • S – for words spelt incorrectly (e.g. there and their; too, to and two)
  • Teachers will also insist on the appropriate use of sentences and paragraph demarcation where appropriate – use a / to denote a new sentence and // for a new paragraph.
  • Teachers will encourage and support all students in correcting CPS mistakes when identified.


Improve Spelling – Look – Cover- Write – Check

Students are encouraged to regularly record and learn corrected spellings using the Look – Cover – Write – Check method.

This will be recorded on sheets attached to exercise books.

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