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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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E-Safety

All you need to know about Internet Safety

The internet is integral to the lives of children of all ages. It opens up new opportunities and is now an essential part of their every day world whether they are using it for homework, to talk and share materials with their friends or for a multitude of other uses that are legitimate and beneficial in so many ways.

Keeping up to date with your son’s use of technology is challenging for many parents. It can be hard to supervise what they are viewing and creating online, who they are chatting to and texting, and what they are downloading.

Digital Parenting Guide click HERE

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)

– the UK’s national law enforcement agency that focuses on tackling the sexual abuse of children. On the homepage you will see a “Report Abuse” button. This is where you and your child can make a real difference and report any inappropriate contact that may have been encountered online. The report will go directly to specialist police officers at the CEOP Centre where it will be dealt with.

This website is for you as parents to help us make the internet a safer place for your children. Let’s encourage them to understand the risks they may face and what they can do to ensure their own safety. But this can only be done by understanding the internet yourself. We hope that you find this section of the School website useful.

To register CLICK HERE for monthly updates that will provide you with information on new and emerging technologies and tips on how to keep your family safe whilst online.

One Click From Danger

One Click from Danger investigates how paedophiles are using the internet as a tool to make contact with unsuspecting teenagers. Watch Video Here

One Click from Capture

One Click from Capture shows how an online experiment by Panorama led to the arrest and conviction of a paedophile. Watch Video Here

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying – as defined by the Department for Education (DfE) – is the use of ICT, particularly the internet and mobile phones, deliberately to upset someone else. It is considered an extension of offline bullying and invades previously safe environments.

Children and young people who experience this type of behaviour may not necessarily identify it with bullying. Or they may fear that adults, teachers and parents will not recognise it as bullying and dismiss it.
There are differences between traditional bullying and bullying via ICT, but it is still bullying. It is also widespread: a study carried out by the Anti-Bullying Alliance in the UK found that 22% of young people had been bullied by the internet or mobile phone. See Chatdanger for information.

Online Gaming and Their Ratings

The way games are played today is shifting drastically – and rapidly. Originally most games were just for one player and played on one computer or games console. But the advent of the high-speed internet and the ease with which computers can ‘talk’ to one another means that increasingly people are playing games ‘online.’

If you have a question about age ratings or safe playing tips, want to find out about ways to avoid counterfeit products or might be interested in career opportunities within the games industry, then download the gaming guide at the bottom of this page.

Kid Smart for Parents

This site reminds you of the best ways of staying SMART and safe online. Click Here

Purely for Parents from Think-U-Know

Whatever you’re doing on the net on your phone, or when you’re gaming – make sure you do know how to do it safely! Click Here

Get Safe Online Website Click Here

For more information about e-safety please click on the icons displayed on our ‘Homepage’. The School’s E-Safety Policy can be found on our ‘Policies’ page under ‘About Us’.