Sixth Form
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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News

 

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Non-uniform day, Tuesday 4th April - posted 22nd Mar

There is a non-uniform day, in support of New Hope Centre Orphanage, Kenya, Tuesday 4th April. This is to raise vital funds for the children’s dormitory repair. Please support this fund raiser by giving £1 for the privilege of taking part in the non-uniform day. Thank you for your continued support.No

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Important information regarding funding changes - posted 27th Jan

You may have been made aware in either the local or national news that the government is planning to introduce a new ‘National Funding Formula’ for all schools in England. All schools in the country are funded on a local authority basis and as you can appreciate a number of factors are considered when arriving at an overall budget for each child (factors such as deprivation, special needs etc are all taken into account) as well as a basic value weighting for each child. Our Local Authority of Cheshire East, is currently one of the worst funded local authorities in the country (145th out of 150 LAs); other areas of England are funded up to £2,700 more per pupil.

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The Angel and the Child Review - posted 15th Dec

Sandbach School’s winter play has just finished its two night run with great success. Andy Cargill’s latest piece, The Angel and the Child, was performed by a strong cast of 17, mainly from years 11 & 12, and told the tale of Leonardo da Vinci and his mentor Andrea del Verrochio. Taking elements from Shaffer’s Amadeus, this brand new piece, written specifically for this performance, explored themes of jealousy, patronage, vengeance, and most importantly genius. Making use of the space, and the Sandbach Tech department, the performance contained acting alongside physical theatre, projection, lighting and music, that set the artistic Renaissance world brilliantly.

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Allotment Update - posted 30th Nov

Having received a grant of £8000 from the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme earlier in the year, an area of land near the Sixth Form Centre was developed over the summer holidays into a vegetable garden. Since then we have been busy with the Year 9 Enterprise Group (formed from some of the new Food and Nutrition GCSE students) weeding and planting elephant garlic and some spring flowers.IMG 6978

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Scouts Shine - posted 28th Nov

A team of 7 scouts (six from Sandbach School) Jacob Cummings Year 7, Jack Harris Year 7, Matthew Shore Year  7, Alexander Shore Year 9 , Harry Wrench Year 9 and Zach Lewis Year 9  swept the board by winning the older and younger scouts trophies at the South West Cheshire Scout Swimming gala (all the scouts in Crewe, Nantwich and Sandbach). Well done to all involved.

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