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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 is, above all, a community that values education in its broadest sense rather than an academic institution in which exam results are paramount. Helping students to be the best they can be automatically produces first-rate academic results but these are just one aspect of what they take away from their time at the School. The care and development of each student lies at the centre of everything that happens at the School where tried and tested systems are employed to encourage, guide and nurture every individual to achieve their very best.

Adults work alongside students to develop in them the strengths that will serve them their whole lives. Key values are instilled in every individual: the ability to work hard and commit to doing one’s best in everything (pursuit of excellence); the wish and ability to work cooperatively in teams, to join in and help others to join in (participation); the strength and self-knowledge to be straightforward and honest with others and ourselves, owning up if we have got something wrong, apologising and attempting to put it right (integrity); the wish and ability always to put others at their ease (courtesy) and a recognition in actions as well as words that we are, all of us, of the same worth and we all need to feel valued and appreciated (looking after those who look after us). 

Staff and students are expected to show courtesy to one another at all times, and be mutually respectful and supportive. When necessary, behaviour that is found to be unacceptable is challenged and together staff and students find solutions to rectify any issues. 

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