Sandhill View Academy

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Sandhill View Academy
Established 1953
Type Academy
Headteacher Dr. P Ingram
Location Grindon Lane
Thorney Close

Tyne and Wear
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Local authority Sunderland
DfE number 394/4001
DfE URN 141986 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Publication Sandhill Views
Website School website

Sandhill View Academy is a coeducational secondary school located in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England.

General Information

The school day is 8.30am until 3pm, with the exception of Wednesdays when school ends at 2:10pm.

The school's facilities include a state of the art media centre, community sports facilities, swimming pool, community library, electronic village hall, youth club, motor vehicle workshop, industrial kitchen, hair and beauty training base and community education facilities.

Wednesday afternoon is dedicated to the Enrichment activities timetable with activity's including drama production and much more go on school website for more information or phone the school .


There is a variety of activities available: trampolining, swimming, jewellery, gardening, badminton, piano, cookery, SEN film club, motor vehicle servicing, dance, Spanish, LRC(learning resource centre)games club, fitness, stained glass, youth centre, hairdressing, table tennis, IT, Nintendo Wii and performing arts.

Status and achievements

In 2007 the school received its specialised status in Performing Arts, under the Performing Arts leadership of Mr. James Andriot who left the school in 2009.

Sandhill View moved into a new modern building on the site of the former building in 2002, under the headship of Mrs. Phil Marshall, who left the school in 2004 to join Monkwearmouth School. The school is now run by Dr. Ingram following the retirement of Mr. Richard Bain in 2014.

The school takes pupils from its feeder schools: Thorney Close Primary School, Grindon Broadway Junior School, Hastings Hill Primary School and Plains Farm Primary School.

The school changed its name to Sandhill View Community Arts School in May 2011. In July 2015 the school converted to academy status and was rename Sandhill View Academy The school is now part of the Southmoor Multi-Academy Trust.

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