The Bay CE School

The Bay CE School was launched in September 2018, after Sandown Bay Academy was closed and re-opened federated with The Bay Primary school.

Ministerial approval to close Sandown Bay Academy enabled plans to extend The Bay CE Primary to become an all through school from 1 September 2018 catering for students aged 4-16.

Sandown Bay Academy was one of six secondary schools on the Isle of Wight and was run as an Academy, by a privately held company, AET.

Below are the articles OnTheWight has written about it.

Isle of Wight’s best and worst performing secondary schools revealed

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Find out how your Isle of Wight secondary school performed in the 2019 Progress 8 scores. OnTheWight has the details

Friday, 25th October, 2019 5:30pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight GCSE Results: Students and staff worked so hard to achieve some exceptional results at The Bay CE

L to R Rachel Robers, Bethany Underdown, Yasmin Wright, Lauren Doncaster, Alexandra Linden-Jones, Leo Ballard, Niall Powell

The Head of School said every single student and staff member has something to celebrate and that as individuals every person from the Class of 2019 has excelled in some way.

Thursday, 22nd August, 2019 11:24am

By Karen Bricknell

Isle of Wight A-level performance tables

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Find out where your Isle of Wight VI Form is positioned in the latest Performance Tables released this week by the Department for Education.

Friday, 25th January, 2019 10:57am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Blue House Bay students raise £1,180 for CLIC Sargent

Mr Bricknell, Head of Blue House, with some of the Blue House Council members

With the support of the local community and hard work of the students of the Blue House of The Bay CE School, over £1,000 has been raised for CLIC Sargent's Young Lives v Cancer campaign.

Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 2:02pm

By Karen Bricknell

Sandown Bay Academy: Improvement in GCSE results

Emily Faithfull

The secondary school in Sandown says many of the targets set for Year 11 students have been met this year, with improvements on last year for 18 of the 24 subjects studied.

Thursday, 23rd August, 2018 9:33am

By Karen Bricknell

The Bay CE School announces new Governing Board

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Details of four of the new Governors for The Bay CE School in Sandown have been announced.

Friday, 6th July, 2018 5:33pm

By Lindsay Becker

Letter: Why can’t we have 16+ education that suits Isle of Wight needs?

nick stuart lib dem

Leader of the Isle of Wight LibDems asks why can’t we have 16+ education that suits the needs and wishes of the Island? A diverse education system across the Island for a diverse population.

Friday, 25th May, 2018 9:41am

By Nick Stuart

‘Substantial’ funding for Sandown Bay Academy repairs secured

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Money has been found for repairs and a team of officers have visited the school to assess the state of the building.

Friday, 11th May, 2018 12:14pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Sandown Bay Academy: Leadership team announced for new school

Nick Cousins_Bay CE School Secondary

Information evenings for parents and carers will be held during the summer term where they will have the opportunity to meet the new leadership.

Wednesday, 4th April, 2018 12:52pm

By Lindsay Becker with one comment

Sandown ‘nimbyism’ slur by AET CEO ‘beggars belief’ says councillor

debbie andre at the election by allan marsh

Cllr Debbie Andre says, "the fact that Mr Drinkall can accuse parents, pupils and staff of “nimbyism” in their campaigning for a high quality local school for local children, beggars belief".

Tuesday, 27th March, 2018 10:29am

By Debbie Andre

Isle of Wight Labour slam AET’s CEO over Sandown ‘nimbyism’ slur

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The Isle of Wight Labour Party are outraged at AET's chief executive, Julian Drinkall, for accusing Islanders of “nimbyism” for not agreeing to AETs demands to close down Sandown Bay Academy.

Monday, 26th March, 2018 8:58pm

By Julian Critchley with 8 readers' comments

Plans for The Bay Primary to provide education to age 16 approved

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Cabinet member for children's services approves primary school extending their provision from 4-11 to 4-16 from September 2018 to ensure secondary education remains in Sandown.

Saturday, 23rd December, 2017 5:15pm

By Sally Perry