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Welcome to Sandbach School Sixth Form! We are a growing and dynamic sixth form enrolling boys and girls from 16-19. Our primary aim is to provide outstanding opportunities for our students both inside and outside of the classroom and to maximise their potential. As one of the leading post-16 providers in Cheshire East, we have a proven track record of students achieving the best possible outcomes to best prepare them for life beyond school. In 2013 our consistently excellent A Level results were recognised by ALPS (A Level Performance System) as being in the top 5% of post-16 providers nationally.

Achievement at Sandbach School goes beyond the academic excellence that we all strive for. As you will see in the following pages, students in our sixth form are developed as people through a broad range of extra curricular opportunities and a student leadership programme. Whether you are successful in getting onto the Senior Student Team, or work as an learning mentor for younger students, you will be supported in your own personal leadership goals. Students’ long term aims and ambitions are also supported and developed through a program of advice and guidance that ensures all students are well informed to make decisions about their future.

As a prospective student, or parent, I hope you will find this website useful as you make your choices.

We look forward to welcoming you into our sixth form!

Andy Barker

Director of Sixth Form

Sandbach Museum Opening Keeps History Alive

The grand opening of Sandbach School’s Museum took place this week after nearly a year in the making. The museum’s inspiration originally came from Tom Wade and Will Murphy, History students at Sandbach School’s Sixth Form. Their dedication caught the interest of Fiona Bruce MP who attended the inauguration and officially opened it to all students at the school.

The Museum was only able to come about thanks to the enthusiasm of students at the school and the commitment of its alumni, the Old Sandbachians. Tom and Will had previously set up a ‘pop-up’ museum and its success attracted plenty of attention from the local community. A more permanent museum that could continue to inspire future generations at the school seemed like a natural ‘next step’.

It wasn’t a hard sell; the idea was soon being backed by numerous local businesses and old Sandbachians. There was a real interest from our community for preserving our history and being able to have the museum set within the grounds of the historic Sandbach chapel, itself steeped in history, seemed more than apt.

Now, on permanent display, are a rich display of the School’s vast and varied history including cricket blazers, blueprints and trophies stretching back to the 1830s. Other highlights include a ‘Headmaster’s Award’ given for literature to F. Lunt who later fought and died in WW1, and exercise books on display dating back to the 1880s. 

Fiona Bruce MP marked the museum’s inauguration by highlighting how important it was for a community to have resources like this to preserve local knowledge and history. She then honoured the school by opening the museum and thanked everyone who had worked so hard to help make Sandbach Museum a reality.

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