Executive Headteacher

Duncan Mills

It is a real pleasure and privilege to welcome you to our website. I hope that it gives existing and prospective parents and carers an opportunity to gain a real sense of our unique community and the education we provide. As the Executive Headteacher, I feel privileged to have the opportunity to lead the school in its next exciting phase of development.

Set in the heart of Sandown on the Isle of Wight, The Bay Church of England School caters for ages 4 to 16 over two sites and offers an excellent and diverse provision for all. Inspiring learners, within our supportive Christian ethos, so that each and every child has the opportunity to excel. We are proud to share the individual and collective success of our students and are committed to providing a high quality education for all.

I hope very much that you will enjoy looking through our website. If you are considering an application to the school, I would encourage you to come and visit us and see the school in action. Should you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Duncan Mills

Executive Headteacher

Head of School (Secondary)

I am delighted to be able to welcome you to The Bay.

We are a happy, vibrant school in which every student is given the opportunity to develop their talents and to flourish as individuals. Your child’s education is as important to us as it is to you and we are relentless in our pursuit of building a cohesive culture and curriculum that matches the varied needs of our students. As a relatively small secondary cohort, we are able to take a personal interest in the achievement and well-being of every individual.

Our motto, ‘Believe, Inspire and Excel’ is central to our philosophy. We are committed to making sure that every student makes outstanding progress and succeeds both academically and in terms of their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Indeed, we value a strong work ethic and aim to develop, sometimes hidden or unsuspected talent, into fruition.

We talk a lot about ‘Team Bay’. This is founded on a culture of togetherness: we share high standards and high expectations of everyone; we share a commitment to building positive relationships; we share a passion for our community; and we share an unapologetic belief that we can all excel and succeed. As a team, we care about one another and have a true sense of community.

Here at The Bay, we are committed to setting high expectations for the conduct of our students and believe it is crucial for there to be an established culture in which all are able to excel. We want all the children who come to The Bay to enjoy their learning and to become thoughtful, articulate, confident and responsible members of society.

Our personalised curriculum is enhanced by numerous extra-curricular opportunities, community and charity, working towards national and international competitions and a thriving House System. This encourages staff and students of all ages to work together.

Our website will give you a brief insight into our ethos and our work. I would, however, encourage you to arrange a visit so you can see for yourself what makes The Bay so special. Our students are our best ambassadors and they would love to show you around and give you a much better sense of why we are so proud of our school.

I very much look forward to meeting you.

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News & updates

Covid vaccinations for 12-15 year olds

Covid vaccinations for 12-15 year olds 2000 2000 The Bay CE Secondary School

The national booking system is now opening all Covid vaccination centres on the Isle of Wight to 12-15 year olds at any session to walk in.   Click here for…

Vacancy: Primary Intervention Teacher

Vacancy: Primary Intervention Teacher 2000 2000 The Bay CE Secondary School

As a direct result of new funding from the government for the sole purpose of supporting pupils with catch up programmes, we are seeking to appoint an inspirational intervention teacher.…

Vacancy: ELSA/Learning Mentor

Vacancy: ELSA/Learning Mentor 2000 2000 The Bay CE Secondary School

We are looking to appoint a caring and proactive ELSA/Learning Mentor to further strengthen our Pastoral Team at our Primary site. This is an exciting and challenging role to support…

Vacancy: HLTA Maths

Vacancy: HLTA Maths 2000 2000 The Bay CE Secondary School

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Maths HLTA at our Secondary site. We are seeking a confident HLTA to support teaching across the full age and…

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Face coverings

Click here to read the letter about students wearing face coverings from January 2022

Recording Lateral Flow Test Results 

To register lateral flow test results with the school – click here

To register lateral flow test results with the NHS – click here 

School Portal

Click here to access The School Portal

Safeguarding concerns 

When the school is closed we have an email address you can contact if you have any emergency safeguarding concerns. Please email staysafe@bayceschool.org 

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