Sixth Form
Head's Welcome
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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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Attendance

Good attendance and punctuality are important for achieving success at school and are also important life skills.  Absence from school disrupts learning and hinders progress.  Ensuring regular attendance at school is a legal responsibility for parents/carers.

Attendance is important and is closely linked to attainment. Students who are not in school are not learning and could potentially be allowing their grades to suffer. Unless a student is genuinely ill, they should be in school and working hard to achieve their best, no matter what year group they are in.

The proper place for students to be on a school day is at school. If they are not in school then they must have a justifiable reason and parents/carers should telephone Student Reception on 01270 758873 by 8.20am or as soon as possible thereafter, or email to enquiries@sandbachschool.org on each day of absence.

The process of education is a life-long journey of building on knowledge and so students who skip school are damaging their future. Holiday’s during term time are not authorised.

Unavoidable requests for leave of absence should be made in writing, to the Headteacher well in advance of the date.

Students who leave school with good examination grades, BTECs, GCSEs and A Levels go on to enjoy a successful and happy working career. However an excellent attendance record is required in order for students to give education their best shot.

PUNCTUALITY

Punctuality is an important part of self-discipline and is essential to good time management. Students should arrive at school promptly by 8.25am in time for registration at 8.30am.  Students should always make sure that they are in the appropriate classroom no later than the times shown.