Sutton Community Academy

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

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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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What’s on – Sure Start

Please see the link below for the ‘What’s on Guide’ for Sure Start Children’s Centres

Whats On Guide April- July 2014

Easter Cake Flyer Competition Winner

EASTER POSTER2Congratulations to Elizabeth Blythe – Year 10, who is the winner of the IT competition ran by Michael Walton.

Cake Fusion, a local business, approached the Academy asking if our children could design a flyer to advertise their Easter Cake Competition. Lots of children designed some fabulous flyers. The local business owner came to the Academy to choose the flyer that she felt suited her purpose the best. Well done Elizabeth! The winning flyer has been circulated around the Academy children and the local primary schools through the Extended Services Network, a good turnout is expected on the day.

Prayer for Easter

imageYear 7 took part in the Easter experience with the local church minister Julie Cotterill. Students were so inspired by their experience they used skills developed in their new literacy programme to write a prayer for friends and families. Students voted Lea’s, Chelsea and Jessica’s prayer the best as it captured the important ideas of the Easter story; Love, Forgiveness and Hope.

This is our prayer for Easter,

It is for all our families and our friends,

and everyone we care about.

Please fill them with hope and happiness.

Please pray for the people today that are homeless,

Hungry and those who face violence and harm.

We thank you for the new life we celebrate at Easter,

We hope your blessing will last forever.

Please help those who are suffering to find protection and peace,

We know you are listening.


Lea, Jessica and Chelsea 7LRn.


School of Rock!


London 2014


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Year 12 & 13 students from Sutton Community Academy recently embarked on a weekend residential trip to London. This visit was organised by three A2 Travel and Tourism students as part of their A2 coursework. The students are Jack Walters, Liam Chamberlain and Lauren Waring. They spent many weeks researching a range of possible destinations before choosing London and inviting other AS and A2 students to join them. They investigated transport, accommodation, attractions and costs. They then made the appropriate bookings, collected in payments and produced a detailed itinerary.

During the weekend the group visited numerous attractions. They experienced a 30 minute flight aboard the London Eye which gave them panoramic views of the city. Fortunately the weather was dry with clear blue skies which increased their visibility across the skyline. They also spent time exploring the sights of Buckingham Palace, St James’ Palace and Mayfair. They also had a few hours to spend shopping on Oxford Street. For some students the highlight of the weekend was a visit to the London Dungeons museum. Overall, it was a highly successful and well organised trip. Huge congratulations to Jack, Liam and Lauren, on arranging the trip and putting it into action. Well done!


Dragons’ Den 5

Dragons DenSutton Community Academy was praised for the strong messages that its work delivered as well as many other elements of its comprehensive package when it was declared winner of “Dragons’ Den 5”.

A song written about abuse in relationships, a colourful hand logo and a series of four short video clips highlighting different types of abuse were all part of a campaign which won first place and a £1,000 prize in a high profile competition.

Ashfield Community Safety Partnership invited Year 10 students at each of the district’s secondary schools to produce an awareness-raising campaign aimed at promoting healthy relationships and tackling abuse within teenage relationships. Each team gave a presentation about its campaign at the Arrow Centre, Hucknall.

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpgComments on the judges’ marking sheets about our winning team included praise for the “very original” song one of the members had written, for the “fantastic logo” and “the strong messages”.

All of this was made possible by the hard work of staff and students alike.


Recycling, Sustainability and Humpty Dumpty!

humpty dumpty 1Students from Sutton Community Academy visited Brierley Forest School last week to help them create art work for several wall displays.  This partnership work followed a recycling and sustainability theme, creating ‘Humpty Dumpty Easter egg men’ and using paper plates to create flower and animal designs.  Over ninety foundation level students took part in this event which proved to be highly enjoyable for all involved.

Year 7 Girls’ Futsal

futsalOn 28th February 2014 the year 7 Girls’ Futsal team participated in the Nottinghamshire School Games Futsal tournament at the University of Nottingham. This is the first Sutton Community Academy team to represent at this level for 5 years! They competed against other local districts and in the first round our girls won all of their games! In the gold medal match the girls competed against the two time defending champions from West Bridgford School. Both teams were equally matched throughout the majority of the game but West Bridgford scored in the closing minutes to win 1-0. The team’s hard work and dedication saw them rewarded with a second place finish and silver medals which is an outstanding achievement. Our students were positive role models throughout the event, several members of staff from other schools commented on how exceptional their behaviour was and as a school community we should all be extremely proud of what they have achieved.

Freddy Dare and the Ginger Robber

freddy‘Freddy Dare and the Ginger Robber’ came to Sutton Community Academy on Thursday 21st March 2014. This wonderful Cube Theatre production was brought to Sutton in Ashfield courtesy of Village Ventures. Written and directed by Jon Welch, this cleverly integrated film and play introduced Fred Andrews (played by Benjamin Symes) and Ginny Roberts (played by Nix Wood), who took the audience through an entertaining, spooky and thought provoking super hero play which was full of brilliant performing and lots of amusement.

A HEARTfelt Thank You!

happyheartSutton Community Academy held a week long fund-raising initiative to help raise money to fund a defibrillator for on-site. Lots of different people linked with the Academy got involved in supporting this event from school children to Governors. The local community have also helped to support this initiative, with Natwest, Specsavers, Asda and East Midlands Ambulance Service all giving time and energy to help raise cash. A wide range of ‘fun’ raising activities took place including a tug-of-war event, cake sale and a twelve hour cycle. An amazing £749.33 has so far been raised.

Individual activities each raised the following amount of money:

Bike ride £119.69
Monday Lunch collection £6.91
Guess the sweets on the cake £172.02
Reception Collection pot £49.79
Learning Resource Centre Collection £5.55
Cake sales from Friday £261.30
Ad Ed reception £16.58
Badminton lunch time £9.00
Wednesday dinnertime activities £18.46
Friday Rowing £27.40
Penny Trail £12.63
Friday Dance Festival £50.00

Many thanks to everyone who took part and supported this event.