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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 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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Royal Navy

Weekly Training
The activities are varied and in the first year include:
Foot drill so that we can parade on Armistice Day;
Skill at arms, which is training for shooting;
Sailing and windsurfing.

The Naval syllabus also includes:
Boat handling theory;
Navigation at sea;
Seamanship and leadership.
Advanced Prof.
Most of these activities are practical but there are some exams and tests.

Afloat Training
At least once a term groups of naval cadets are given the opportunity to train at sea aboard a naval training vessel, where they can practise the arts of navigation and seamanship. Some lucky cadets are able to obtain a berth on a front line vessel and live on board following the full routine of watches as a trainee seaman.

Annual Camps
These usually take place in the summer and involve a week of varied activities that brings together all of the year’s training – seamanship, sailing, physical training and sports. Leadership and teamwork plays are an important aspect of the training.

The Royal Navy offers an extensive range of courses to all cadets from any section. Many cadets will travel on their own or with one or two friends and follow a week long course ranging from power-boating to armament, electrical engineering to leadership, mountaineering to a physical training instructors’ course. It is possible to qualify on the Royal Yachting Association scheme as a sailing instructor.

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