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 Will, Welcomes the Year 7 Students
Hi- my name’s Will and I’m the Head Boy at Sandbach School for 2016/17.
If you’re feeling nervous about starting Secondary School, don’t worry. I was just the same when I started High School- the nerves quickly go away! I’m sure you will settle in well and will soon be taking advantage of the amazing opportunities and extra-curricular activities the school offers.
Whether it’s doing experiments in science lessons, joining one of the many sports teams or taking up a new instrument, the activities both inside and out of the classroom are endless here at Sandbach School. You’ll not only have a great time but make lots of new friends too.
In my first term at school, I quickly settled in by taking part in the year 7 play, joining the Junior Big Band and playing for the school football team. These are just some of the things you can get involved with straight away.
The move to Secondary School can seem very daunting as a new year 7, but everyone in school is here to support and guide you if you need any help or advice. If you are unsure of anything or just need a chat with someone, there’s lots of people to talk to, including the Head Boy/Girl Team (you’ll recognise us as the older students in the green blazers!)
I hope you have a great time in year 7 and throughout your future at Sandbach School.