Sandy Upper School
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The school educates 13–16 year-olds, mainly from the town of Sandy, Great Barford, Potton and the surrounding villages. In addition, the school offers further education for 16–18 year-olds through its sixth form department.
Sandy Upper School was designated as a specialist Sports College in 2003. As a result of this, the school improved its sporting facilities and hired specialized and dedicated sports teaching staff.
The school received a 'Excellent' inspection rating from Ofsted at the start of 2013. In January 2013 the Governing Body of Sandy Upper School voted not to enter into advanced negotiations with the Barnfield Federation, with the intention of Sandy Upper School becoming a sponsored academy. Preparations for the academy conversion were controversial with pupils and students including a requirement for year 10 students to drop one of their GCSE courses. The move to academy status was cancelled after financial irregularities were uncovered at the Barnfield Federation.
-  Ofsted Sandy Upper School
-  Newspaper report on Status as member of Barnfield Federation
-  Sandy Upper School Sports Specialist Status
-  Sandy Upper School Press Release
- "Sandy Upper School in chaos over last minute takeover". Bedfordshire News.
-  theadvertisergroup.co.uk : Ministers have ordered a school to cut its links to the Barnfield Federation
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