Sutton Community Academy attended the family fun day and coffee morning at Teversal Cricket ground on Saturday in aid of ‘We are Macmillan’ cancer support. The event was well attended with lots of activities and entertainment for all the family. The free nail art and glitter tattoos that the SCA team provided went down a storm with even Queen Elsa getting in on the act.
Sutton Community Academy took part in Ashfield’s Harvest market held on Sunday on Sutton outdoor market place. We provided free kids activities as well as selling grass seed heads and sunflower kits which were made by adult learners with additional needs. The weather was perfect for people to enjoy browsing the various stalls selling plants, cakes, handmade crafts and homegrown produce.
Sutton Community Academy has achieved a bronze level award as part of the Sainsbury’s School Games programme. The award is in recognition of the high level of commitment shown to the development of competition within both the school and the wider community.
In order to gain this award the Academy had to meet a set of demanding criteria. In fact, the criteria are so demanding that not all the schools that applied were lucky enough to achieve the award. Sutton Community Academy is one of only two schools in the Ashfield area to have a bronze award for 2013-2014.
The assessment team from Sainsbury’s particularly liked the fact that the Academy promotes a wide range of sports and that every student achieves a leadership qualification in managing, officiating and organising sporting activities.
Based on this year’s success, the Academy now plans to apply for the silver award. If this is achieved, Sutton Community Academy will be one of the most successful places for sport in the area.
Yet again we have surpassed our previous year’s excellent results. This year 50% of our pupils achieved A*-C including English and Maths, as well as all other subject areas performing brilliantly!
Well done to all students who sat exams this summer. A short video of them receiving their results can be seen on the local press website, alongside an interview with our departing Principal, Simon Martin:
50% five A* to C grades including English and Maths (up from 44% last year).
68% of students achieved 5 A* to Cs in any subjects.
97% gaining five GCSEs with any pass mark.
“I am delighted that the pupils at Sutton Community Academy have done so well this year. It is fantastic to see their results have improved and the number of our pupils across The Trust gaining good passes is on the rise. In fact these are the best ever results achieved by Sutton Community Academy and part of a continuing year on year improvement.
“We can in be no doubt that these achievements will provide an excellent springboard for their university and career aspirations. I know all our pupils and teachers have worked extremely hard, and thoroughly deserve their successes.”
Academy Transformation Trust Chief Executive
One of our Year 11 students, Daniel Bastow is having his hair shaved off for charity. Daniel was challenged by his friends to grow his hair throughout his time at Sutton Community Academy and has been doing so for 6 years!
Daniel’s hair and donations will go to the Little Princess Trust who provide real-hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment and other illnesses.
If you would like to donate, the link to Daniel’s Just Giving page is below:
The grand total for Race for Life 2014 just tipped £7,000. Well done everyone!