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Head's Welcome
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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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Ofsted

The Ofsted report from our most recent inspection in November 2014, can be found HERE.

Also attached at the bottom of the page are:

  • The Ofsted report following the inspection in January 2013
  • A letter from Mrs Burns following the inspection in January 2013
  • A letter from Mrs Burns following an Ofsted monitoring visit in March 2013
  • Our response to Ofsted from February 2014

You can also access the report via the Ofsted website HERE.

Parents can give their views about the school at any time by linking to Ofsted’s Parent View – HERE.

Other Useful Links:

Department For Education

DfE School Performance Tables

Data Dashboard

Parent Surveys

Parent surveys are conducted using paper based questionnaires during consultation evenings for each respective year group during the academic year.  To date (May 2014) 433 parents have completed the survey although not all parents responded to every question.

The survey consists of 12 questions that replicate exactly those used in the Ofsted Parent View surveys covering achievement, quality of teaching and learning, extra-curricular involvement, behaviour, safety and well-being, homework, leadership and management and communication with parents.

Parents were offered the following options as responses to each question: Strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree, don’t know.

The results from the survey will help us to measure progress on the school Raising Achievement Plan and to inform future developments.

Download the report below.

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