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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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School Community

The school focuses on a commitment to offer opportunities for students, parents and members of the community to share its exciting facilities and to engage in partnership work with other organisations.

Our Head Boy/Girl Team fronts many of our celebrations and activities enabling them to develop their leadership skills and forge a strong link between the school and the community.  

We have excellent partnerships with our local primary schools, businesses and community groups working on projects and curriculum opportunities that both challenge and enhance our students’ perceptions.

  • Working with primary schools on projects that support transition, staff development and the primary and secondary curriculums
  • Holiday activities for families and children 
  • Community projects with organisations such as Waitrose, Sandbach Town Council, Cheshire East Lifelong Learning etc
  • An annual Careers Fair featuring many local, national and international businesses and organisations.
  • Achievement Week, offering a chance for students to take charge of their own learning journey and challenging themselves with new experiences. 

As a school we are always open to new ideas or suggestions and would welcome your opinions on what you would like us to offer or how we can support a community project.