Sixth Form
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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Mission & Values

The core values of Sandbach School are those embodied in the School’s motto and crest displayed on all uniform badges and school documentation. Such values are known, understood and should be practised by all members of the Sandbach School Community.

The Latin motto “Ut Severis Seges” broadly translates as “As you sow, so shall you reap” or the more you put into school life, the more you will get out of it. The crest of the Cheshire wheatsheaf suggests that care, nurturing and commitment are needed to achieve a harvest of quality. Applying both concepts to an all-boys comprehensive school, the values which the motto and crest encapsulate are:

  • Commitment to excellence in all aspects of school life – “working hard and playing hard”.
  • Respect for self and others, combined with a responsibility and caring for all members of the school and its wider community.
  • Integrity, honesty and open-ness in how every member of the school community operates.
  • Encouragement of all to be creative, innovative and able to take initiative in order to develop every individual beyond their perceived potential.

Such values are regularly communicated, reinforced and celebrated in assemblies, performances, fixtures, formal documentation and the School’s website.

Vision Statement

“Sandbach School seeks to provide the highest quality learning and achievement for all boys, ensuring that they develop as creative, responsible individuals building on outstanding experiences in the classroom and in extra-curricular provision.”

Mission Statement

“Sandbach School provides a stimulating, creative and caring environment where all pupils have an equal opportunity to achieve their fullest potential and develop into independent learners and responsible members of the local and global community”.

It aims:

  • To be inclusive in providing every student with the equality of opportunity, motivation and support, that will enable him to achieve more than he thought possible both inside and outside the classroom.
  • To emphasise established fundamental cultural and moral values and standards in preparing pupils for adult life in a society that is multi-cultural and changing.
  • To develop personal and social skills so that each individual can contribute usefully and confidently to the School and wider community.
  • To encourage the development of self-confident independent and creative individuals who respect the right of others, and who will develop into responsible citizens.
  • To provide a clean, safe, secure and controlled environment in which learning and teaching can be most effective within the overall ethos of the Arts and Sports specialisms.
  • To develop aesthetic, cultural and multicultural awareness in curricular and extra curricular opportunities.
  • To provide a curriculum that is flexible enough to respond to the needs of students of different ages, stages, aptitudes and abilities.
  • To encourage participation in sporting, performance and curricular enrichment activities at all scales from within school to international.
  • To secure the active involvement of all people concerned with the School’s welfare, staff, pupils, governors, parents and LEA, in the continuous reassessment of the aims and objectives of the School, specialising in the Arts and Sport, with an international dimension.
  • To promote opportunities for life-long learning and access to the School’s general and artistic facilities within the wider local area to help to promote community cohesion and well being.
  • To provide mutual support and care for all members of the Sandbach School community as part of a need to build resilience and robustness in emotional well-being.