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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 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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Head Boy/Girl Team

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Name Current subjects Desired pathway Role on HBGT Hobbies and pastimes

George Southern 

George Southern

 

  • Politics
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • I wish to study Philosophy and Politics at London School of Economics.
  • Head Boy, organising team etc, managing feedback to staff and students, various events.
  • Playing and listening to music (saxophone in the big band), I also play basketball. 

Arun    Dight

Arun Dight

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Maths
  • Further Maths
  • Study medicine at university. 
  • I'm deputy head boy and is leading the team for A2L.
  • In my free time I compete in athletics and cross country for a local athletics club.

Salih Gajoum

Salih Gajoum

  • Maths
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • University to study dentistry then possibly commercial airline flying at some point.
  • Deputy in charge of quality of teaching.
  • Hockey for club and school.

Anna Evans

Anna Evans

  • Government and Politics
  • English Literature
  • Modern History
  • I plan to go to Salford University to study Journalism and hopefully pursue a career in political journalism.
  • Deputy head girl coordinating the sixth form Provision team and representing the female students in our sixth form.
  • I enjoy horse riding and engaging in current affairs, as seen in my attendance at the ‘Fairer Funding’ campaign march last summer.

Callum Binner

Callum Binner

  • Computer Science
  • Geography
  • Mathematics 
  • University, hopefully, Lancaster or Liverpool to study Computer Science with a view to joining the RAF afterwards.
  • Quality of teaching team and student satisfaction. 
  • CCF, the Section IC of the RAF section.
  • Lea House senior house captain.
  • Captain of the 2nd Xi football team.
  • Outside of school I am a leader at a local cub group and am in the Cheshire FA academy for referees. 

Nathaniel Cain

Nathaniel Cain

  • Geography
  • Physics
  • Chemistry 
  • I’m hoping to go on to study Geography at the University of Sheffield. 
  • My current role within the Head Boy Girl Team involves conducting surveys surrounding quality of teaching. 
  • I also play hockey for the 1st XI as well as at club and regional level. 

Alex Dobson

Alex Dobson

  • Geography
  • History
  • Law
  • Law and Criminology at the university of Sheffield.
  • Organise and coordinate tours of the school for potential students and visitors.
  • Music and fashion.

Matt Kennerley-Ryan

Matthew Kennerley Ryan

  • Physics
  • Maths
  • Chemistry 
  • I plan to go to the University of Manchester to study electrical and electronic engineering. 
  • On the head boy team I’m part of the sixth-form provisions team and recently helped organise a survey to research quality of teaching at the school. 
  • In my free time I like to play Cricket, Hockey and Basketball - anything sporty!

Matt McGuffie

Matt McGuffie

  • Creative Media
  • Drama
  • Politics
  • Following on from Sixth Form my main intention is to pursue Film Production at either Salford or Edinburgh University. Outside the film industry, should the opportunity arise, I would love to pursue a career in politics later on in life.
  • Although I am a part of the Sixth Form branch within the HBGT, I have been spearheading the push to pursue greater awareness of mental health problems with other of members of the team and senior leadership within the school.
  • In my spare time I play football regularly for a local team, whilst also being actively involved in the local Labour party membership.

Bryn Mullen

Bryn Mullen

  • Business
  • ICT
  • Economics
  • University, hopefully, Liverpool or Manchester, for a business management and economics related course.
  • Social media engagement manager.
  • CCF, the senior cadet in the army section

Niall Murphy

Niall Murphy

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • I plan to go and study medicine at Newcastle Edinburgh Liverpool or Manchester
  • My role in the HBGT is to carry out surveys for students to fill in to help us facilitate with improvements in the attitude to learning of students, as well as doing focused group feedback from a select number of students going forward. 
  • Some of my hobbies are playing national league basketball, and as a goalkeeper in football for school. 

Franklyn Roe

Franklin Roe

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • University of Sheffield (hopefully) with a course related to maths.
  • Attitude to Learning team, raising social awareness of mental health/wellbeing.
  • Athletics

Tamsin Stakes

Tamsin Stakes

  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Maths 
  • Attending a Dance college in London to pursue a career in theatre.
  • Role within the head boy team- part of the attitude to learning team, having particular focus on the wellbeing of the student body.
  • I spend a large majority of my time dancing.
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