Sutton Community Academy

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We believe that every child matters and deserves a first class education. We believe everyone has hidden potential to be uncovered and nurtured.

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Last Night of the Proms comes to Sutton Community Academy

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On Saturday 18th April, Ashfield Choral Society accompanied by Blidworth Welfare Band, brought ‘Last Night of the Proms’ to Sutton Community Academy Theatre.

It was a fantastic evening and saw the theatre at full capacity with audience members waving small Union Jack Flags as the 70 piece choir and band performed. The evening was joyous, finishing with ‘Jerusalem’ and ‘Pomp and Circumstance’.

The choir comprises of a mixture of ages and were first formed in the early 1960’s in an ‘After School Club’. The Choral society still have founder members still performing with the group today. Yvonne, Secretary of Ashfield Choral Society said: “We had a great evening and the feedback from friends and audience alike is really encouraging”.

Look and Learn Demonstrations – Jamie’s & Red Hot

Jamies photoOn Monday 1st April, twenty Year 10 Students from Sutton Community Academy were treated to a day out. Teacher, Rosie Honeyman-Smith explained that the students are doing a piece of coursework on international food so it would be fantastic to show them different cooking techniques and ingredients from different countries.

The morning saw the students visit popular restaurant – Jamie’s in Nottingham, where they were shown round the establishment and given a demonstration. The demonstration saw the students get involved with making fresh pasta. The tour at Jamie’s was enjoyed by all the students – “I definitely want to work at Jamie’s when I leave school. I loved making the pasta and the atmosphere was great!”, “This is the best lesson I have ever had”.

The students were then taken to Red Hot World Buffet where they were able to experience a variety of food cultures and try new foods – “The noodles were delicious and the vegetables were really fresh”. Students enjoyed a talk from General Manager Kieron Bailey about the Hospitality Industry and were tested on their knowledge of the Kitchen. One student really impressed the staff at Red Hot Buffet with his knowledge of food safety and even asked him for his CV. The Students found the talk inspiring and are now considering jobs in hospitality – “It has really helped me to understand about jobs in the catering industry”.

Rosie would like to thank both Red Hot World Buffet and Jamie’s, “The kids had a great time and the visit was really educational, it was a fantastic school visit.  I thought the tours, demonstrations and talks were all very good – it really brought Catering to life”.

Sophie Green, Youth Programmes Manager

Strengthening Families Programme


Last term we ran our Strengthening Families Programme, a course designed to help parents support their children and enable families to work together.

The feedback was fantastic with students commenting, “I learned to treat my parents how you would want them to treat you.” “I learned that when you do something wrong you will be disciplined.” “I learned how to handle peer pressure.” “I learned what my mum thinks about drugs and alcohol and how to avoid them”.

The parents were equally motivated and commented “To never give up – always show love unconditionally and make sure he knows I will help him and never give up on him”. “To listen more to my child and sort things out together”. “I am proud of how far we have come and I am looking forward to the future together as a stronger family.”

The course was a great success. Well done to everyone who took part.


Sutton Community Academy Martial Arts Club

Martial arts 1This year’s 7th TCFE European Championships of Chinese Internal Martial Arts was held in the UK.

Sutton Community Academy’s Martial Arts Club and East Midlands Zhong Ding Association took a team to compete in the Tui Shou (Chinese wrestling) part of the championship.  Under the tutelage of their instructor Ken Mead, they brought home ten medals.  For SCA’s Martial Arts Club, this was their first time they had competed at an international level, the following club members achieved the following medals:

  • Isaac Philbin Gold Medal, Callum Walker Sliver Medal, Abbey Cooke Silver and Bronze Medal, Kobe Mead Silver Medal, Josh Smith Bronze Medal

From East Midlands Zhong Ding: Billy Christie 2x Gold Medals, Sam Casey Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal

Congratulations to the new European Champions!!

Want to join Sutton Community Academy – Martial Arts Club? – please contact us on 01623 405513 or

An Evening with Cannon & Ball

Cannon & Ball Picture (April 2015)editSutton Community Academy were honoured to welcome ‘Cannon & Ball’ to the Academy Theatre on Friday 10th April.  ‘The evening with…’ was coordinated by the congregation of Zion Baptist Church, Sutton In Ashfield and the event was a near sell out.

The evening saw Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball tell the story of their lives from childhood to the present day and all the bits in-between. It was a fantastic family friendly evening with plenty of laughter and a pleasure to welcome them to our theatre. The Academy was pleased to see so many familiar and new faces coming into the venue to enjoy the evening with the renowned comedy duo.

We wish Cannon & Ball continued success in everything they do and hope to see them return to see us sometime in the future.



Walk, Cycle or Run Charity Event – Sunday 26th April

Students and staff are invited to take part in the ‘Walk, Cycle or Run’ charity event on Sunday, 26th April.  Please see Matt Ellis for more information.Charity Walk (1)_Page_1

Easter Holiday Revision/Coursework Catch-up/Support sessions

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School Food Champions Programme

School-food-champions-logoWe want to make some changes to our school food culture and we think that it’s important that you have your say. We have joined the national “School Food Champions Programme” and we will be working to really transform the way that food works in our school.

Rosie Honeyman-Smith has been named as our School Food Champion, and will be supporting the school leadership to work with you, the students and the other stakeholders in order to make changes to things.

We have a very quick survey that we would like you to complete, you can do this via this link School Food Parents Survey and e-mail to, alternatively you can print a copy and return to the school office.  Copies of the survey will be distributed shortly in the Easter Academy News.

For more information on the programme, you can check out the official School Food Champions Programme Website School Food Champion and in this short video:

The programme is funded by the Department for Education, following the findings of the School Food Plan, and is run by a consortium consisting of the D&T Association, The British Nutrition Foundation and Eagle Solutions Services.

Then School Food Plan was published by the DfE on 12 July 2013, the plan contains 16 specific actions aimed at further increasing the quality and take up of school meals; developing a whole school food culture in every school; and exciting children about good food and cooking so that they can lead healthy lives.   School Food Plan

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Year 4 & 5 Higher Ability Workshops

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Comic Relief 2015

comic relief 2015Sutton Community Academy are very pleased to announce the total amount raised for Comic Relief 2015 is £1093.34. Well done everyone!