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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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Head Boy/Girl Team


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A levels/Courses

Activities in School (or out of school

Plans for uni/the future

William Bloor

Alex 160863

  • Maths
  • History
  • Government & Politics
  • Theatre Studies
  • Pianist in Sandbach School Big Band
  • Regularly involved in School Drama productionsMember of Barbershop quartet
  • 5 a-side football
  • Working towards Grade 8 piano
  • Deputy member of Youth Parliament
  • Sum buddy
  • Presiding Officer of Senate
  • Senior House Captain
  • Study History and Politics or PPE at Oxford or Cambridge universities

 Tom Deathridge

Alex 160865

  •  History
  • Politics
  • Geography
  • Art & Design
  • Big Band
  • Saxophone orchestra
  • Holmes Chapel Football U18
  • School swimming
  • Presiding officer – Senate
  • Room 2 talk monitor
University - History

Chloe Esegbona

Alex 160857

  • Biology
  • Geography
  • PE
  • English Literature
  •  Coach junior and senior athletics club in school
  • Outside of school run, represented England

Loughborough or Bath

Oliver Dernie

Alex 160878

  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Theatre Studies
  • Debate Club
  • Student curriculum leader for Drama
  • Heavily involved in Sandbach School Theatre
  • Presiding Officer for the Senate

Civil Engineering at Imperial College, London

Joe Branson

Alex 160852

  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • English Language
  • Sandbach School Rugby
  • Sandbach Rugby Club
  • Managing Director of Young Enterprise
  • Head of English Department
  • Conference with Bank of England in 2017 on interest rates
  • Economics at the University of Birmingham Russell group university
  • Wish to ascend in a career as a financial analyst

Harry Myers

Alex 160879

  • English Literature
  • Music
  • Theatre Studies
  • Politics
  • Big Band
  • Brass Boys
  • Involved in Drama Department
  • Senate
  • Barbershop Quartet
  • School Swimming
  • English at Edinburgh
  • Drama School
  • Recently auditioned for National Youth Theatre so hopefully will go somewhere

James Finucane

Alex 160873

  • Geography
  • Psychology
  • Business
  •  Sale Sharks Under 18 Academy
  • Cheshire U17 squad
  • Sandbach School 1st Team rugby
  • Sandbach RUFC
  • Room 2 talk per mentor
  • Craig Senior House Captain
  • School Prefect
  • Study Business or Geography at university

Gina Kelly

Alex 160860

  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • PE
  • Maths
  • Netball
  • Sum buddies
  • Young Ambassador for Youth Sport Trust
  • Gold DofE
  •  Sports Science

Katie Hadfield

Alex 160862

  • Law
  • Drama
  • Psychology
  • Dance
  • Debate Club
  • Involved in Drama Department
  • Senate
  • BA Honours Acting course at Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts or
  • King’s College London.

Alex Robinson

Alex 160871

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Photographer (school and casual)
  • Technical Theatre (in and out)
  • Orienteering
  • Cricket
  • Cricket coaching
  • Medicine or
  • Paramedic or
  • Technical theatre

Luke Pickles

Alex 160851

  • Maths
  • Politics
  • History
  • Geography
  • Rugby for Sandbach RUFC and School
  • Cricket for Elworth CC 
  • Presiding Officer of Senate


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