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Overview

Sandbach School is an 11-18 Comprehensive School for Boys that serves the communities of Sandbach, Haslington, Elworth and surrounding parishes in South Cheshire, UK.

The core values of Sandbach School are those embodied in the School’s motto and crest displayed on all uniform badges and school documentation. Such values are known, understood and should be practised by all members of the Sandbach School Community.

The Latin motto "Ut Severis Seges" broadly translates as "As you sow, so shall you reap" or the more you put into school life, the more you will get out of it. The crest of the Cheshire wheatsheaf suggests that care, nurturing and commitment are needed to achieve a harvest of quality. Applying both concepts to an all-boys comprehensive school, the values which the motto and crest encapsulate are:

  • Commitment to excellence in all aspects of school life – "working hard and playing hard".
  • Respect for self and others, combined with a responsibility and caring for all members of the school and its wider community.
  • Integrity, honesty and open-ness in how every member of the school community operates.
  • Encouragement of all to be creative, innovative and able to take initiative in order to develop every individual beyond their perceived potential.

AboutUs

Welcome to Sandbach School from the Headteacher, Mrs Sarah Burns.

Sandbach School is an 11-18 Comprehensive School for Boys that serves the communities of Sandbach, Haslington, Elworth and surrounding parishes in South Cheshire

We are a Free School/Academy committed to using the positive dynamics of the Arts and Sport to maximise the personal and academic potential of our pupils. We are determined to recognise the entitlement of all pupils to a quality and equality of experience, provision, care and support. We endeavour to marry all that we see as best in educational development with all that is desirable from the traditions of our past.

The school provides an inclusive education which goes well beyond curricular provision: blending traditions with innovation via both Year cohorts and a House system; prefects and a rigorous "colours" system; peer mentoring and a strong pupil voice in an active School Council; Commemoration Day and Awards Ceremonies.

The range of extra-curricular provision is outstanding, encompassing sport, the Arts, Combined Cadet Force and myriad clubs and activities. Extra-curricular relations are used positively to enhance in-class dynamic.

It is our belief that progress in all aspects of learning is affected by the quality of relationships forged within the school community, and that such relationships are unlikely to be maximised solely through the teaching situation.

The School has held the Investor in People Standard for the past decade. We seek to develop and equip our staff to enable them to meet the creative challenges of teaching and learning in the 21st century. The school was re-awarded with the Investor in People standard in March 2012.

Mission and Values

The core values of Sandbach School are those embodied in the School’s motto and crest displayed on all uniform badges and school documentation.  Such values are known, understood and should be practised by all members of the Sandbach School Community.

The Latin motto “Ut Severis Seges” broadly translates as “As you sow, so shall you reap” or the more you put into school life, the more you will get out of it. The crest of the Cheshire wheatsheaf suggests that care, nurturing and commitment are needed to achieve a harvest of quality. Applying both concepts to an all-boys comprehensive school, the values which the motto and crest encapsulate are:

  • Commitment to excellence in all aspects of school life – “working hard and playing hard”.
  • Respect for self and others, combined with a responsibility and caring for all members of the school and its wider community.
  • Integrity, honesty and open-ness in how every member of the school community operates.
  • Encouragement of all to be creative, innovative and able to take initiative in order to develop every individual beyond their perceived potential.

Such values are regularly communicated, reinforced and celebrated in assemblies, performances, fixtures, formal documentation and the School’s website.

Vision Statement

“Sandbach School seeks to provide the highest quality learning and achievement for all boys, ensuring that they develop as creative, responsible individuals building on outstanding experiences in the classroom and in extra-curricular provision.”

Mission Statement

“Sandbach School provides a stimulating, creative and caring environment where all pupils have an equal opportunity to achieve their fullest potential and develop into independent learners and responsible members of the local and global community”.

It aims:

  • To be inclusive in providing every student with the equality of opportunity, motivation and support, that will enable him to achieve more than he thought possible both inside and outside the classroom.
  • To emphasise established fundamental cultural and moral values and standards in preparing pupils for adult life in a society that is multi-cultural and changing.
  • To develop personal and social skills so that each individual can contribute usefully and confidently to the School and wider community.
  • To encourage the development of self-confident independent and creative individuals who respect the right of others, and who will develop into responsible citizens.
  • To provide a clean, safe, secure and controlled environment in which learning and teaching can be most effective within the overall ethos of the Arts and Sports specialisms.
  • To develop aesthetic, cultural and multicultural awareness in curricular and extra curricular opportunities.
  • To provide a curriculum that is flexible enough to respond to the needs of students of different ages, stages, aptitudes and abilities.
  • To encourage participation in sporting, performance and curricular enrichment activities at all scales from within school to international.
  • To secure the active involvement of all people concerned with the School’s welfare, staff, pupils, governors, parents and LEA, in the continuous reassessment of the aims and objectives of the School, specialising in the Arts and Sport,  with an international dimension.
  • To promote opportunities for life-long learning and access to the School’s general and artistic facilities within the wider local area to help to promote community cohesion and well being.
  • To provide mutual support and care for all members of the Sandbach School community as part of a need to build resilience and robustness in emotional well-being.

What's special About Us?

Unique: a Free School/Academy for boys which specialises in the Arts and Sport.

Enthusiasm for learning: our teachers provide a safe and secure environment in which learning, innovation, initiative and creativity thrive.

Opportunity: we strive to provide every student with the opportunity, motivation and support, which will enable him to achieve more than he thought possible both inside and outside the classroom.

Planning for the future: we seek to prepare our boys for life in its richest sense so that they leave as happy, confident and independent young men.

Pastoral care: each boy is unique and we treat him as such. The well-being of each member of our community is paramount and supported through our strong pastoral care.

Fulfilling potential: we encourage our boys to take full advantage of the fabulous experiences we offer them – within every boy there is a spark which we aim to ignite.

Chimney House Alliance

For more information please visit our Career Site

OUTSTANDING TEACHERS

We have more Outstanding Teachers within our Alliance than any other in Cheshire.

QUALITY TEACHING

Constantly improving our teaching practice through Continuous Professional Development.

INNOVATIVE TEACHING

We are at the forefront of new developments and ideas.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We are Internationally recognised for training the next generation of Outstanding Teachers and Future Leaders, and we have directly benefited by recruiting the Outstanding Teachers we have trained.
  • We lead a network of high calibre Teaching Assistants and SENCOs in the area.
  • The majority of staff training takes place out of school hours.
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