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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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Headteacher's Welcome

 

As head teacher of Sandbach School I am very proud of our students and the standards that they attain. Our boys develop and thrive to become confident young men in a calm and purposeful environment with wrap around care that allows each student to flourish as individuals.

The school motto ‘Ut Severis Seges’ meaning ‘as you sow, so shall you reap’ is exemplified by our students in so many different ways. Academically, year after year, they achieve high standards. For example, in mathematics this year’s GCSE result of 85% A*-C is the best in Cheshire East and in English a result of 73% is 20% higher than the national average for boys.

However, I have always passionately believed in a holistic view of education which caters for the whole student and gives them the opportunity to develop their talents and passions. The extent of the opportunities available for students at Sandbach School astounded me when I first arrived at the school! Weekend sport and activities is unrivalled within Cheshire East. It wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of our staff that so often go ‘the extra mile’ in support of students.

Mrs Sarah Burns