Headteacher’s Welcome

Headteacher Julian Grant

Being Headteacher of Sackville school is a great privilege. The community is reflective and ambitious; we challenge and support each other with high expectations. All students are offered the chance to learn and grow together with the right to be listened to and express themselves. Our successful examination results over the past two years reflect our determination to work hard for each and every individual and thereby maximise their chances of success.

Our numbers may be large, but students and parents are continually struck by our ‘small community’ culture, friendliness and respect. As a parent of a year 11 student said in the summer:

“Sackville has been a great school in so many ways for all my children. The last parents’ evening was an amazing experience. I really felt that every teacher had been so much more than ‘just a teacher’.”

Inspectors comment that “Students’ behaviour and safety are good. The school is welcoming and calm. Students are well cared for and appreciate their teachers.” We have also recently received Unicef’s ‘Rights Respecting Award’ which endorses these values.

Our large, vibrant and high achieving Sixth Form is a wonderful asset to the school. Older students help those in the younger years to develop and progress well and our extensive extra curricular programme of clubs, trips, visits and community links give many opportunities for this work to flourish. Our aim is to provide a fine education that prepares our young people well for their future in a challenging yet exciting world.

Sackville is a school which continually evaluates its work with a sense of confidence, openness and honesty. We value the views of all our stakeholders and, in this sense, we particularly value the work of our Parents’ Focus Group.

This website has been designed to give you an insight into the school as well as providing important information on a regularly-updated basis. The newsletters can be accessed by clicking on the front page ‘Latest news’ or on the ‘News’ tab on the toolbar. This is where I frequently communicate directly with parents. Students and parents also have important access to ‘Show my Homework’ and the Moodle.

Sackville is a great place to learn and a great place to work. If you are starting to consider our school for your child, you are very welcome to arrange a visit at any time. We look forward to showing you around.

Julian Grant


Sackville News

Exam News

Winter Concert

Head Team on Remembrance Day
The Head Girl and Head Boy lay a wreath
at the Town Remembrance Ceremony.

Successful Sixth Form at Sackville

Study time for year 11

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