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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 84% achieved a C or above in Maths, 78% an English qualification and 72% gained 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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Exam Results

Sandbach School GCSE Summary 2016

Congratulations to last years’ Year 11 on another great set of GCSE results.

In the final year of GCSEs in their current format, Sandbach School is celebrating record breaking results.  For the first time over 70% (72%) gained what is now the old measure of 5 A* to C including a Maths and English qualification. This is a tremendous achievement given the uncertain landscape of education.  84% of students gained a C or above in Maths, 78% C or above in an English. Outstanding performances from many students helped to secure such successful results.

In addition to Maths and English many other departments have secured outstanding results. These include Art graphics 88%, Biology 98%, Computing 90%, French 81%, Chemistry 98%, ICT 91%, Music 80%, PE 80%, Product Design 85% and Physics 100%. At a time when nationally there is much concern about the performance of boys nationally these results most certainly buck the trend.


School Performance 2016:



School Score

Local Authority Average

England Average

‘Progress 8' score




This score is average

(about 40% of schools in England)

'Attainment 8' score 





English and maths GCSEs





Pupils 'achieving' the 'English Baccalaureate'





Pupils 'entering for' the 'English Baccalaureate'




Pupil destinations - pupils staying in education or going into employment*




*This measures the number of pupils who either stayed in education or went into employment after year 11 (after key stage 4). The data published in October 2016 is for pupils who finished year 11 in 2014, which is the most recent data currently available.

School Performance Tables published by the Department for Education can be found HERE.

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