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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

Student leadership

Central to our philosophy of developing outstanding young people is providing them with the opportunities to develop their leadership potential.  You will be given the choice of a number of activities through which you can do this in order to maximise your potential.  This leadership program enhances your chances of success in university and employer applications by enabling you to demonstrate successful behaviours. Below is a list of just some of the opportunities you could find yourself involved in:

Head Boy and Girl Team


Learning Mentor

Student Curriculum Leader

Senior House Captain / House Ambassador

Sports Captain

Lower school Functional Skills Tutor

Lower school Sports Mentor / Coach

Club/society leader

Student Ambassador

Student Senator / Representative


Leading the school forward 

Each year around eleven students are successful in being appointed to the Head Boy and Girl Team, the apex of which involves being Head Boy/Girl or Deputy.  Positions on the Head Boy and Girl Team are highly sought after and represent a fantastic opportunity to take a lead role in the running of the school and the sixth form.  The positive implications for this in terms of skills development and career preparation are far-reaching hugely satisfying for those students who are successful in this programme. In addition to this, senior students form a significant part of the school’s Senate, designed to put student leadership at the heart the school’s development.