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Believe, Inspire, Excel

Our Christian Values
Our Christian Values

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News From The Bay
Bay Primary Dec 10th 2015 newsletter

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Event List

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Mother's Day Lunch

being held on 13/14/15th March

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Our School app
Our School app

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St Johns Preschool
St Johns Preschool

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Safe for me
Safe for me
House Point Totals
Speakers Awards
Speakers Awards
Statutory website Review 2016.
Statutory website Review 2016.

Our website has been reviewed and was approved as meeting the statutory requirements.

Welcome to The Bay CE Primary School

Bay Primary Children

We are proud to welcome you to The Bay Church of England Primary School, where learning comes alive and every child is unique. Inspiring learners, within our supportive Christian Ethos, so that each child has the opportunity to excel, is central to our daily work. Set in the heart of Sandown on the Isle of Wight. The Bay Church of England Primary School offers excellent provision within modern purpose built facilities which include an open ICT area, Library and a Specialist Room.

We are proud to share the many individual and collective successes of our children and encourage prospective parents to visit the school and see for themselves the high standards achieved.

Within the school grounds we have outdoor areas which include a Sports Court and an Astro Turf Pitch. Our committed team of staff work in partnership with Parents and Carers from the very start of school life, encouraging and preparing each child for lifelong learning.Pic




Mr Duncan Mills

Executive Head Teacher


Cornerstone FederationThe Bay CE and Niton Primary schools each have long and proud histories of serving our two communities, each with its own unique identity. Since June 2016 we are now operating together as one organisation, with one Governing Board, we are best placed to offer our children the highest possible standard of 21st Century teaching and learning.

Please click here to view our Cornerstone Federation website. 


SIAMS Report
(Statutory Inspection of Anglican & Methodist School)

 I am delighted to share with you that we have been judged ‘outstanding’ in all three inspection areas. This is a significant achievement for everyone connected to the school — pupils, parents, carers, staff, governors and volunteers.

Well done, everyone!

Please click here for the SIAMS report

Press Release from Isle of Wight Council on The All Through School – 21st February 2018


Sandown Bay Academy will close on 31 August 2018 following final Ministerial approval being received today (21 February 2018).This decision enables plans to extend The Bay CE Primary to become an all through school from 1 September 2018 catering for students aged 4-16.“I am absolutely delighted that, we have now received the final Ministerial approval so that we can create The Bay all-through school,” said Cabinet Member Paul Brading.“I am assured that everything will be in place by September, for a smooth transition to begin this exciting journey for the all through school to be a flagship; providing the best education for our young people. “We’ve worked closely with the Cornerstone Federation (the governing board of The Bay CE Primary School and Niton Primary School) and the Diocese in recent months to put in place firm building blocks that will ensure that young people have access to high quality education. A considerable amount of work has already taken place to shape the curriculum, staffing, and budget; and that will now be taken forward at pace.

Executive Head Teacher at The Bay CE Primary School, Duncan Mills commented, “This announcement gives my team the green light that we’ve been waiting for. We will now take forward our dialogue with the students, parents and staff at both schools. Our community deserves to have a school that we can all be proud of and my vision is to deliver the highest possible level of education for children from four through to age 16.”

Duncan and his senior team, supported by the Isle of Wight Council, will be starting a period of consultation shortly to share the latest information on how the transition to an all-through school will be implemented.

“Where there has been considerable uncertainty, there are bound to be legitimate concerns that need to be addressed. I am sure that together we can find all the right answers, but it’s vital that we enable a free flow of information. My team are committed to gaining the confidence and trust of all those affected so that we may succeed together.”

Teacher and NQT’s Opportunities


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Click here for an application pack


To see the term dates for the academic year 2017/18 please click the link below.

2017-18 The Bay School Term Dates

Our school App!!

Download our new school app.

If you have a smartphone you can download OurSchoolsApp for FREE. It is a personalised app for our school and will allow us to keep you all updated with school information, news, calendar events and contact information. It provides you access to school information at the touch of a button.

Please click one of the links below depending on what type of phone you have to download the app.

For Apple devices: For Android devices: Instructions for download:

1. Using the relevant device (iPad, iPhone, smart pad, tablet or android phone), visit the relevant marketplace for your product (Apple Store or Google Play).

2. Search for ‘OurSchoolsApp’

3. Download the ‘APP’. In the search bar in the ‘APP’ put the postcode or the name of the school.

4. Hit the search button.

5. Once you see the school name displayed, just touch the screen on the school name.

6. Confirm your choice by pressing OK.

7. You will now be presented with the ‘APP’ for the school which contains news, information, calendar events, contacts and any other relevant details.

App picture

If, as parent of a pupil attending this school, you require a paper copy of the information on this website, we shall provide this free of charge. 


Executive Headteacher Mr D.Mills
Tel: 01983 403284
Cornerstone Federation The Bay CE and Niton Primary School.