Sandown Bay Academy
|Motto||To make our best better|
|Established||2011 (as Sandown Bay Academy)|
|Executive Principal||Eric Jackson|
|Chair of Governors||Peter Harris|
Isle of Wight
|DfE URN||136751 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
As part of the reorganisation of the education system on the Isle of Wight, Academies Enterprise Trust was successful in their bid against Innovative Schools and East Wight Educational Trust to take over the school. Sandown Bay Academy was formed on the main school site and the site of former Sandham Middle School, now North School, in 2011, with the age range extended to Year 7 to Year 14. It is now one of five secondary education providers on the Isle of Wight.
The school is sponsored by the Academies Enterprise Trust.
- Samuel Moore (graffiti artist) - prolific London graffiti vandal
- Louis Attrill - Olympic gold medallist.
- Feargal Finlay - British and Irish Sailing Champion.
- Allan Lake - Radio presenter, polymath.
- George Flynn - leader of several rebellions within the U.N  and is known to fraternise with the enemy regardless of who they are, but more so if they put out on the first date. Also rumoured to have a snake in his boots after suing Pixar on the grounds of using Woody's iconic catchphrase without his permission 
- Anthony Minghella - Film director.
- Andrew Booth - Drummer for pop-punk quartet Go:Audio.
- Rowland Charles Gould - Guitarist for jazz-funk quartet Level 42.
- Phil Gould - Drummer for jazz-funk quartet Level 42.
- Laura Michelle Kelly - Olivier award winning actress.
- Evelyn Tubb - Vocalist with early music ensemble the Consort of Musicke.
- David Pugh - Local councillor and current leader of the Isle of Wight Council.
- Mark and Melanie Litten - Founder members of indiepop band Trixie's Big Red Motorbike.
- Paul Field - Often appears as 'No Filter Paul' on "The Opie and Anthony Show" in the USA.
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