Sandhill View Academy is a secondary education school located in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, England. The school is part of a multi-academy trust alongside the nearby Southmoor Academy, allowing the two schools to work together closely and pool their resources in order to improve the education of pupils in their respective areas.
Sandhill View was established in 1953 and has been an important part of its community since its founding. Over the years the school has undergone much growth and development, especially in recent years. Sandhill View moved into a new modern building on the site of the original building in 2002, under the headship of Mr. Phil Marshall, who left the school in 2004 to join Monkwearmouth School.
This modern school site contains some truly first class facilities including a community sports facilities, swimming pool, community library, theatre, youth club, motor vehicle workshop, industrial kitchen, learning resource centre, specialised SEN facilities and community education facilities.
After an unfavourable Ofsted inspection in 2013 the Governors took decisive action to turn around the school by appointing a new acting Headteacher in Dr. Phil Ingram. Dr. Ingram is a vastly experienced and award-winning Headteacher who arrived at Sandhill View having led two previous schools. In both his previous headships he oversaw huge rises in examination results as well as a host of other very positive changes.
Dr. Ingram has recently led Southmoor Academy though a range of challenges including two successful Ofsted inspections, academy conversion and the opening of the first non-faith school based Sixth Form in Sunderland. Both Southmoor and Sandhill are now working very closely together to achieve positive results, forming a multi-academy trust after Sandhill View converted to an Academy in July 2015.
The school is now run by the Academy Trust under the direction of Dr. Ingram as Trust CEO and our Head of School, Mr. Richard Carr with an entirely new leadership team who have since been working hard to improve the outcomes for the pupils who attend the school. This has included the appointment of a new and passionate team of teaching and support staff, a revamped behavioural system, reward initiatives and improved links into our community as well as many more important changes.
For more information on The Southmoor Multi Academy Trust and its governance please visit this website.
Our Values & Ethos
Achievement of our pupils is our priority because we know that it changes lives.
We aim to raise pupils aspirations to allow them to become successful adults.
We demand courage throughout our school. The courage to offer new ideas, the courage to show determination and never give up.
We have clear expectations that our pupils will behave, conduct themselves well and have a positive attitude in our school community. Where this is not met we will put it right.
Our school community truly believe that all our pupils can reach their goals regardless of their starting point.
We believe that education has a wider purpose, that our school community should model the society we want to live in and that our students are encouraged to go on to be the best adults they can be.