Welcome to the Secondary Site

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)

At The Bay CE School (Secondary) we believe that every child can be inspired to excel and flourish given the right environment, support and challenge.

As a relatively small school, we are able to take a personal interest in the achievement and well-being of every individual. As a dedicated staff body we are committed to working determinedly to continue to develop the quality of teaching and learning in order to improve the academic outcomes and life chances for all our students. The continuing professional development of staff and giving a voice to all students is central to ensuring that we support all students to excel in their studies.

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. By meeting our students at the gate every morning and saying goodbye each evening, we are modelling that we care. This is just one of a number of ways that we show the students that we care about each of them as individuals. We care about their safety, their happiness and their future aspirations.

At the core of my approach to leadership is communication. I will communicate openly and honestly with students, parents and staff in order to build an environment of trust. This, coupled with a commitment to provide a curriculum that develops knowledge, understanding, skills, attributes and attitudes that are necessary for every individual to flourish, we will enable our students to develop as successful lifelong learners.

We have high standards of uniform and behaviour at The Bay CE School; by all of our school body embracing this we will ensure that there is a consistency that allows a strong culture for learning to develop. It is only through this collaborative approach that we will truly fulfil our motto of inspiring every member of our school community to believe that they can, and therefore will, excel.

We are at the start of a great journey and I look forward to working alongside you to continue on our path to becoming the school that offers a
strength of pastoral care, a breadth of extra-curricular offers that broaden horizons, and fantastic academic outcomes that will open many doors for all in the future.

The Bay CE School (Secondary) is a very special place and this website will only give a flavour of this. If you are a prospective family or wish to work here, I actively encourage you to visit us. 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.

Mrs Westcott-Hayes

Head of School (Secondary)

Mrs Westcott-Hayes, Associate Headteacher

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News & updates

Vacancy: ELSA/Learning Mentor (Primary)

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

HAY 7a – £10,330 gross per annum (actual salary) 20 hours per week, Term time only Fixed term linked to funding, to commence January 2022 We are looking to appoint…

Vacancy: Headteacher for April 2022

Vacancy: Headteacher for April 2022 2000 2000 The Bay CE Secondary School

The Bay Church of England Secondary School is looking to appoint a new Headteacher for April 2022. Our current Headteacher is leaving at the end of this term and we’re…

Letter to parents re Remote Learning

Letter to parents re Remote Learning 2000 2000 The Bay CE Secondary School

Please click here or on the document below to read a letter from Mrs Westcott-Hayes about Covid and remote learning on the secondary site. Loading... Taking too long? Reload document…

Year 8 and Year 10 – Virtual Learning today

Year 8 and Year 10 – Virtual Learning today 2000 2000 The Bay CE Secondary School

All students in Year 8 and 10 (apart from vulnerable or key worker students) should remain at home today due to staff shortages. Work will be set on Satchel One…

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Remote Learning 

Please click here to view a copy of the letter detailing our Covid Response Remote Learning plan with details on which students will be on remote learning until 17th December. 


Face coverings

Face coverings should be worn in communal areas in all settings by staff, visitors and pupils or students in year 7 and above, unless they are exempt.

Pupils or students (in year 7 or above) should continue to wear face coverings on public and dedicated school transport, unless they are exempt.


Please continue to test twice weekly using lateral flow device (LFD) tests.

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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