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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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The Senate

Senate 2016 2017

Each student is represented by:

The Senate

2 Senators per year group

Meet once per half term

Appointed after applying to join the Senate

Responsibilities:

Consulted about key things that happen in school

Inform school decision making

Senate meetings include a governor and a member from leadership group

Chair the meetings of their year groups’ representatives 

The Representatives

2 representatives per forms group

1 meeting per half term

Chosen by form elections

Responsibilities:

Listen to views from forms they represent

Update forms about the meetings

Feedback these views to the Senate

 

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Sandbach School have been recently awarded a highly Commended Award as part of the Speaker’s School Council Awards.

The Speaker’s School Council Awards are open to every infant, primary, secondary and SEN school in the UK.  A winning school council is awarded in each of four age categories:

Infant age (4-7), Junior age (8-11), Secondary age (12-16), Young adults (17-19)

‘Project Senate – Giving ALL students a Voice’ received a Highly Commended award from the Speaker of the House of Commons.  This prestigious award following an application from the school’s student council highlighting the role and impact of the Senate in whole school decision making. The Senate, now in its third year, has established itself as key in affecting many areas of school life.

Mrs Laura Kane who leads the Senate said “ We were delighted to be awarded this award – it is a testament to the hard work of the students involved in the Senate, who have aimed to represent the views of every student in the school.”

 

Senate-Meeting-6th-October-2016.pdf

 

Senate-Minutes-24th-November-2016.pdf

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