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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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Student's memory mural moves local care home residents

Residents at Turnpike Court care home in Elworth were deeply moved when they were presented with a mural of their memories created by students from Sandbach School.

Before crafting the mural, students interviewed residents at Turnpike Court to learn more about their lives and memories of the local area. These memories served as inspiration for the mural, which students created during art classes using a range of techniques including paintings, printings and digital cuttings.

The mural features a collection of images based on the residents' memories, including pastimes, lyrics from old songs and celebrities such as Elvis and Frank Sinatra. It also includes drawings by students inspired by local landmarks, flower displays and architectural details from buildings in Sandbach.

Students revealed the mural to an audience of thrilled residents during a presentation at the home. Residents and students were delighted to be joined by the Mayor of Cheshire East, Olivia Hunter, who was also in attendance for the presentation.

The mural was created as part of our 'Achievement Week', which is held yearly to help students gain a sense of achievement through a variety of activities, trips and standalone projects.Anne Donohue commented on the project:

"The students wanted to create a bright, vibrant piece that would be cheerful in the entrance area of Turnpike Court. After hearing the residents' stories about their time at school and the jobs they previously had, our students gained a newfound respect for members of the local community who they would otherwise not have met. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were delighted to hand over the final piece to residents at the home."

Carla Grocott, Home Services Manager at Turnpike Court, added:

"Our residents were delighted to see their memories represented in the memory mural and enjoyed talking to students about their experiences of school and the local area. The mural takes pride of place in our entranceway and is a real talking point for the residents. Everyone at Turnpike Court was deeply moved by the gesture and would like to say a huge thank you to the boys at Sandbach School for their kindness and hard work.


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