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!
Jessica Willmott (Year 9) has been awarded first prize in a national poetry writing competition. The competition was run by Celsian Education. Entrants were asked to write a poem about someone that they admired. Lee Brammer, Managing Director, said “We launched a poetry competition to encourage schools to engage with the students on a different level but also to encourage them to play with the English language and improve literacy”. Lee also said “we received many applications but one poem stood out. We were impressed by the brave words written by Jessica from Sutton Community Academy”.
Jessica was awarded a £100 Red Letter Day voucher as First Prize. You can read Jessica’s poem here.
The photo shows Jessica receiving her award from Joanne Jordan from the Derby office of Celsian Education, Simon Martin, Principal and Marion Howell, Learning Resource Centre Manager, were also on hand to congratulate Jessica.
I am writing to let you know that, as normal, we will close the Academy early on the last day of term. School will close at 1.05pm on Wednesday, 23 July.
If your child is eligible to a free school meal they will be able to take it before they leave.
We hope students have had an enjoyable last few days during our Summer Activities.
Year 12 students will need to come and register on Wednesday, 3 September and Year 7 and Year 12 students start school on Thursday, 4 September with the remainder of the school returning on Friday, 5 September.
May I take this opportunity of thanking you for all your support this year and wish you all an enjoyable summer holiday.
Staff and students from Sutton Community Academy joined with representatives from the East Midlands Ambulance Service and NatWest bank to present the recently purchased defibrillator machine to Academy Principal Simon Martin last week. It was a real team effort to raise the funds to purchase the machine, which will serve the wider community in the event of an emergency. A huge thank you to everyone who supported this shared focus by either participating in fund raising activities or donating to them. The defibrillator is now situated in the main reception area at the Academy.