A new look for what will be the Isle of Wight’s first all-through school has been unveiled, ahead of its official opening in September.
Sandown Bay Academy will close in August, when education trust AET formally hands it over to the new management team. From 1 September, The Bay CE School will be teach children aged between four and 16 years old, linking up with what is currently the Bay CE Primary.
It has unveiled a new school badge, featuring a castle that represents the town of Sandown together with a union rose that reflects the combining of two schools into one new school. The rose and castle have both featured on several previous Sandown school badges and the rose is the national flower of England. The new badge, together with the full uniform, will be formally presented to parents at meetings later in June.
From September, the school will be run over two sites. It will house primary-aged pupils in Winchester Park Road and will the The Fairway site for secondary school-aged children.
Earlier this year, its new leadership team was announced.
Duncan Mills, Executive Headteacher of The Bay CE School said:
“It’s important that all the children and staff feel that they belong to the same school and that together we have a clear sense of our identity. Our design brief aimed to capture the ethos of the school and create a new badge that we could all be proud to wear. We’ve been working closely with Solent, a local design consultancy, to develop this new look and we’re delighted with the result.”
The school has also launched a new website.