Believe, Inspire, Excel

Our Christian Values
Our Christian Values

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Our School app
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St Johns Preschool
St Johns Preschool
Safe for me
Safe for me
House Point Totals
Speakers Awards
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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

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.


Mr Duncan Mills

Executive Head Teacher

Welcome Back!

Arrangements for the first day of term
We hope everyone has had a good summer break. 
We look forward to welcoming our students back to school on Wednesday 5th September. 
Years 1 – 6 School starts at 08.40am. 
Breakfast and after school clubs are on and start on Wednesday.
Breakfast club on from 7.30am
Reception pupils are as per the arrangements detailed in the letters sent home. 

School Uniform

As many of you are aware, the uniform for September 2018 is changing to reflect the creation of the new all through school; The Bay CE School.  Please click on the links below for further details.


Reception to Year 5

Year 6 

Uniform Summary

PE Kit 

PE Kit summary 

PE Kit order form

General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) 2018 

In line with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) 2018 Agreement which comes into effect on the 25th May 2018, please find our new Privacy Notice for GDPR Compliance and explains how we use pupil information.

Privacy Notice

New name and badge for All Through School

“The Bay CE School”

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OFSTED OUTCOME – February 2018

The Bay CE Primary School retains ‘GOOD’ status following inspection on 20th February 2018. 

Ofsted outcome  – February 2018

Ofsted Press Release – March 2018

Letter to parents/carers – March 2018

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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!

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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.”