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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Visit to Hillocks Primary School

HillocksOur Literacy Co-ordinator, Marion Howell, visited Hillocks Primary School to work with children in Year 3 & 4, to support their World Book Week activities. They looked at a range of picture books to give them ideas and inspiration for designing their own front covers. They were a fantastic group of children and it was a pleasure to work with them. They have all been invited to come here for some further sessions.

 

World Book Day 2015

World Book Day

Two Evenings of Books, Authors and Fun!

teen festOn 4th & 5th March from 6–8pm World Book Day TeenFest will bring amazing authors including Holly Smale, Marcus Sedgwick, Malorie Blackman and Derek Landy straight to your screen!  With Hangouts and interviews, how-tos, blogposts, playlists, prizes and much more, each night will be packed with brilliant booky stuff as well as the chance to chat with other readers and writers.  Oh, and did we mention… It’s free!

More information can be found via the link:  World Book Day Teen Fest

 

The Centre Stage Academy

Centre Stage photo

Best school in Ashfield

Following the release of the recent League Tables, Sutton Community Academy is very proud to be the best performing school in Ashfield with 84% of pupils making expected progress in English – this is the highest in Ashfield!  Another amazing success is scoring better than the National Average for value added best 8 score – making Sutton Community Academy one of only two schools in the area to achieve this.  Sutton Community Academy are bucking the trend and results have gone up!

“It is a really exciting time at Sutton Community Academy.  Not only have we come out better than a lot of schools when you look at the newly released performance tables, the current projections show that we are set to improve further this Summer.  Ofsted have confirmed that we are ‘on track’ to be rated as good at our next inspection and the building is undergoing large scale improvements in all areas.  I really am proud to be Principal of Sutton Community Academy as we continue our quest to be outstanding”. – Mr Croft, Principal

 

Year 12 & 13 Geography fieldwork trip

Geography TripIn January we took the Year 12 and 13 Geographers to Ravenshead and Nottingham to conduct Urban Fieldwork.

The Year 12 were researching the difference in characteristics and quality of life between the inner city area of Lenton and the rural settlement of Ravenshead.  The Year 13 Geographers were looking at how Nottingham City Centre is trying to ‘fight back’ against the threat from ‘out of town retailing’ centres such as Meadowhall.  Despite the cold weather, a good time was had by all.

 

Sutton Community Academy is visited by 3 ghosts!

3 GhostsThe theatre company Tiny Giants came to the academy to perform an adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens for a selection of Year 10 and Year 9 students.  The stunning performance saw a cast of three versatile actors take on the full range of famous characters including Scrooge and Marley’s Ghost.  At the end, students took part in a question and answer session with the actors which provided an extremely useful insight into the novel.  The Year 10 students are currently studying the novel for their GCSE English Literature exam.  Good Luck Year 10!

 

End of Term

We have reached the end of the half term and I would like to congratulate all the students who have worked hard this half term and thank parents for your support.  We will see you when the academy re-opens on Monday, 23rd February.

Mr Croft, Principal

Year 11 Revise Right Evening

revise right

Advice for Parents/Carers on Safer Internet Day 2015

Sutton Community Academy have developed a programme of visits from experienced groups as well as a series of Year Meetings to support our students with E-Safety.  This has included the visit of the LUVU2 Pintsize Theatre Group as well as Sexions to meet with our students.

As well as E-Safety being taught within the curriculum at Sutton Community Academy students are regularly updated on concerns related to Facebook, Whatsapp etc.

It is all our responsibility to ensure that our students and your children are safe when using the Internet.  Normally E-Safety issues such as the use of Facebook, Whatsapp, trolling and grooming will occur when students are not in school as they use their mobile phones, Ipads etc.  As a result of this we have included some valuable information as well as a link to BBC Webwise below to provide some advice for you if required:

Information & Online Resources

Supporting Young People Online

BBC Webwise