Sutton Community Academy is part of the Academy Transformation Trust family of academies.
We believe every child matters and deserves a first class education. Our team knows first-hand how to make education better for schools, pupils and their teachers.
For us, the future of UK education relies upon schools working closely together to share best practices, giving every child the best chance in life. We set up ATT to make this vision a reality.
As a not for profit trust, we work with our growing family of primary and secondary academies and further education provider in the Midlands, East of England and South East.
Our mission is to provide the very best education for all pupils and the highest level of support for our staff to ensure every child leaves our academies with everything they need to reach their full potential.
On Monday 12th September Jenny Richardson and Wayne Crawford took 25 students (ranging from Year 8-13) to London with 15 students from Manor Academy and 2 local councillors to visit the House of Commons and the London Eye.
"After a long journey down we had a tour around the Houses of Commons and Lords. We walked along Tower Bridge to Macdonald’s, followed by a trip on the London Eye. The weather was brilliant and we could see for miles. The students’ behaviour was exemplary and they were a real credit to the Academy. They looked outstanding in their uniform and were fantastic ambassadors. We returned safely to school at 7pm and after a 6am set off some of us went straight to bed!!" ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations go to Jak Roberts and Emily Thompson on their appointments as Senior Ambassadors of Sutton Community Academy. Jak and Emily were appointed following a selection process including an application letter, references from staff and their peers, as well as an interview with Mr Tim Croft (Academy Principal) and Mr David Mackey (Temporary Vice Principal and Head of Sixth Form). Jak and Emily have the necessary qualities to act as excellent role models for the academy and will contribute hugely to the Student Council this year. ... See MoreSee Less
On Friday 30th September the Academy will be holding a MacMillan Coffee morning to raise funds for the charity. Cakes will be available to buy over the morning break and lunch time periods.
If anyone would like to donate any cakes, either home made or shop bought, please bring them into school on Thursday 29th or the morning of Friday 30th for us to sell. And don't forget to bring your money to school on the Friday to treat yourself to a cake and support MacMillan!
The current amount raised by July's Race for Life event stands at:
This is an amazing amount and well done to everyone who has helped us acheive this fantastic total.
If anyone still has sponsorship money outstanding, please could it be paid in as soon as possible, either by bringing it to the Finance Office or by donating it on the Just Giving page here: www.justgiving.com/R4L-SCA-01-07-16
There is still time if anyone would like to donate to the amount raised, please send to the Academy Finance Office or donate via the Just Giving page above.
Sutton Community Academy is celebrating its GCSE results. Provisional indications show that our Progress 8 figure, which is the new headline accountability measure, is set to be over a grade above the Government floor target.
New performance measures for GCSEs are in place this year, which means a change to the way exam results are reported.
Progress 8 aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school.
An academy’s Progress 8 score is calculated as the average of its pupils’ Progress 8 scores. It will give an indication of whether, as a group, pupils in the academy made above or below average progress.
Progress 8 scores were recorded last year so they could be compared to this year’s scores. This year Sutton Community Academy’s overall score was +0.59 which places the academy in the category of outstanding progress. This means pupils have progressed a half a grade more than their peers nationally.
Attainment 8 measures the achievement of a pupil across 8 qualifications including mathematics and English.
Previously results were reported in terms of 5 or more A* - C grades including English and maths. If this were used for this year’s results the number of pupils gaining five or more A*to C grades including English and maths would be 41 per cent.
For pupils taking Ebacc, the pass rate of 22 per cent maintained the academy’s previous pass rate. This again will see the academy performing in line with the national average which is fantastic for this academic set of qualifications.
Principal, Tim Croft, said: “Sutton Community Academy is on a journey to outstanding and clearly our progress 8 figure reflects this.
“We have high expectations for students with a focus on preparing them for their future. I would like to thank students and staff for their hard work and wish them all the best for their next steps.”
Ian Cleland, CEO of Academy Transformation Trust, said: “The Trust is delighted with the outstanding progress made by Sutton Community Academy pupils which, when coupled with the excellent A level results confirm the academy is well on the way to being ‘Outstanding’.