Sutton Community Academy

Sutton Community Academy is part of the family of Academy Transformation Trust academies.

Our mission is to transform learning, aspirations and opportunities for all our pupils, and the communities in which they live.

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

Our extensive family of primary and secondary academies are based in the Midlands, East of England and South East.

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Help Laura represent Great Britain at the World Championships

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Race for Life Grand Total

The grand total for Race for Life 2014 just tipped £7,000. Well done everyone!

Jessica wins National Award

Poem 2Jessica 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.

End of Term Arrangements

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.

Simon Martin

Rewards Visit to Odeon Cinema

Cinema 165 students were rewarded with a trip to the Odeon Cinema to see ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′. The visit was enjoyed by all and the students were a credit to the Academy, well done.

Defibrillator Machine

DEFIBStaff 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.

Art Exhibition 2014

Art 1This year’s ‘A’ Level Art show was a resounding success. Past, present, and future ‘A’ level students and their families visited the exhibition and toasted the students’ achievements.  Members of the local community, business leaders and members of the governing body also attended.

“Art has been well established as a highly successful subject at the Academy, allowing our students to really develop their expressive skills and talents to a high order. This amazing exhibition is a real testimony to that and well worth a visit.” – Simon Martin, Principal.

All the photos are available to view on the Sutton Community Academy Facebook page.

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Academy Kids Club

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Year 11 Prom – 2014

Race for Life 2014 Grand Total

We are delighted to announce the total amount raised by Sutton Community Academy for Race for Life 2014 is:




Congratulations to all the students and staff who took part and thank you to everyone who donated their time and money.  Any outstanding monies can be taken to the Finance Office.