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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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Sandbach Museum Opening Keeps History Alive

The grand opening of Sandbach School’s Museum took place this week after nearly a year in the making. The museum’s inspiration originally came from Tom Wade and Will Murphy, History students at Sandbach School’s Sixth Form. Their dedication caught the interest of Fiona Bruce MP who attended the inauguration and officially opened it to all students at the school.

The Museum was only able to come about thanks to the enthusiasm of students at the school and the commitment of its alumni, the Old Sandbachians. Tom and Will had previously set up a ‘pop-up’ museum and its success attracted plenty of attention from the local community. A more permanent museum that could continue to inspire future generations at the school seemed like a natural ‘next step’.

It wasn’t a hard sell; the idea was soon being backed by numerous local businesses and old Sandbachians. There was a real interest from our community for preserving our history and being able to have the museum set within the grounds of the historic Sandbach chapel, itself steeped in history, seemed more than apt.

Now, on permanent display, are a rich display of the School’s vast and varied history including cricket blazers, blueprints and trophies stretching back to the 1830s. Other highlights include a ‘Headmaster’s Award’ given for literature to F. Lunt who later fought and died in WW1, and exercise books on display dating back to the 1880s. 

Fiona Bruce MP marked the museum’s inauguration by highlighting how important it was for a community to have resources like this to preserve local knowledge and history. She then honoured the school by opening the museum and thanked everyone who had worked so hard to help make Sandbach Museum a reality.

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