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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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Sandbach School 2016 2017 GCSE Results

Students, parents, staff and governors are celebrating an amazing set of GCSE examination results at Sandbach School.  In the new, more demanding English and Maths GCSEs, 80% of students achieved a pass in English and 87% in Maths. This fantastic achievement was complemented by significant successes from our most able students.  A whopping 8% of the cohort achieved a Grade 9 (more challenging than the old A*) in both English and Maths which compares very favourably against the national expectation of just 2% for English and 3% for Maths. 75% of students achieved 5 A*-C including English and Maths, representing a fantastic achievement by the young men of Sandbach.


Subjects securing an incredible A*-C pass rate of above 80% included; Geography, Computing, Drama, Art, Music, German and P.E. , demonstrating the strength and breadth of the curriculum available to students at Sandbach School.  Whilst Science, a growing strength within the curriculum, achieved 75% of students gaining 2 A*-C passes.  Geography secured a stunning 41% A*/A grades within their cohort and GCSE PE 47% A*/A, complementing the broad extracurricular offer at Sandbach. 


All 193  Year 11 students have worked hard and made good progress but the 10% of students who have each gained 8 A*/A grades deserve a special mention for this tremendous achievement.  Kobi Walter achieved these grades despite challenging personal circumstances.  James Bebbington, Matthew Caen, Matthew Hopton, Ben Longwell and Tom Jackson also represented the school at a high level in sport, at home and abroad.  Matthew Brett, Shaun Hanley and Jake Fletcher, all gifted musicians, have made a huge contribution to extracurricular music events during their time at the school.  Matthew Brett was also a finalist in the BBC young musician of the year competition.  Teagan Paton, Jordan Foden- Aris, Jenson Davenport and Sam Sutcliffe were stalwarts of the School Drama department; participating in numerous performances.  Strong individual achievers in Science included George Higginson, Euan Parry, Matthew Shufflebotham, Kai Sant, William Newton and Josh Oakes.  Luke Cronin was a member of the GCSE Classics club that completed the GCSE in addition to their timetabled subjects.


Other notable achievements included Ben Savage who along with a strong set of GCSE grades achieved two grade 9s in English Language and Literature;  Aidan Gallagher was another student who overcame personal challenges to secure 6 A*/A passes. 


Headteacher Sarah Burns praised the students for their hard work, resilience and determination, and thanked parents for their tremendous support and encouragement.  She also acknowledged the hard work of staff that is needed to secure such success.


Many of the current Y11 are now enrolling in our successful Sixth Form and staff will be on hand over the next few days, to welcome them and students joining us from other schools. Whatever their chosen pathway we wish the class of 2017 all the very best for the future.




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