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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Summer Activity Week

The Summer Activity Week guide has now been published for students in Years 7, 8 & 9 to consider which activity they would like to do.

We have a range of activities whether you want to be creative in the performing arts showcase, build a rocket, make sock monkeys or a creative display, look for vampires in Whitby, visit Nottingham Caves and go to a restaurant for dinner, there is something for everyone.

Summer Activity Week Booklet 2015


Year 11 Holiday and Weekend Revision Sessions

Tuesday 26th May 2015 10.00am-3.00pm Health and Social Care
Wednesday 27th May 2015 10.00am-3.00pm Health and Social Care
Wednesday 27th May 2015 1.00pm-4.00pm Geography
Thursday 28th May 2015 9.30am-12.30pm Maths
Friday 29th May 2015 9.30am-12.00pm Science
Saturday 30th May 2015 9.00am-12.00pm English
Sunday 31st May 2015 9.00am-12.00pm History
Saturday 6th June 2015 10.00am-12.00pm Maths
Sunday 7th June 2015 9.00am-12.00pm History
Saturday 13th June 2015 9.00am-12.00pm History

Higher Ability Master Classes

16th May 2Higher Ability Master Classes in Literacy and Numeracy are taking place at Sutton Community Academy.  Pupils were selected from a number of the local primary schools to join in the ten week course to develop their skills at the highest level.  They have learned algebra and began a ‘quest’ to find a cure for a mystery illness.

“Students have worked hard and really rose to the challenge of the high level work”.

We look forward to seeing the group return after half term.

Sixth Form May Ball

Title PhotoThe annual Sixth Form May Ball took place on Friday 8th May 2015.  With tremendous views over Derbyshire, the idyllic Shottle Hall was the venue.  All students, their guests and invited staff were dressed to impress and were a credit to the academy.  Following professional photographs on arrival, all guests sat down for a beautiful two course meal.  Funny awards were presented to staff members, followed by presentations to tutors, assistant Head of Sixth Form and the Head of Sixth Form.  Then the real fun began…the disco kicked in and everyone was dancing into the small hours…tired feet and all!  A special thanks to Charlotte Merry, Charlotte Birch, Stephanie Amin & Jessica Wood for organising a faultless evening.

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

Indoor Play Fest

Indoor Paly Fest May 2015

University of Leicester Higher Education Fair

Leicester imageOn 23rd of April a group of Level 3 Year 12 students visited The University of Leicester for a Higher Education fair.  The event saw thousands of young adults visit university stands to get information for applying later this year.  Our students gained invaluable information and a look at a university.  One student said that she ‘know feels happier about options for next year’.  The students will be visiting Derby University in June for a Taster Day.  Here they have the opportunity to sit in on lectures and seminars and begin to feel what life is really like at university.


SCA Skiing/Snowboarding Trip December 2015

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Ski Trip
The Sutton Community Academy skiing/snowboarding trip will take place on 27th December 2015 – 3rd January 2016.

This trip is open to all our students, including our new Year 7′s joining us in September.

The trip is a 5 day fully inclusive package staying in the Italian Aosta Valley.

The Academy are subsidising £100 of the full cost per student.

We are travelling with Interski who we have been running successful ski trips with for over 10 years

Please see Georgina Lee for details, first come first served!

Last Night of the Proms comes to Sutton Community Academy

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On Saturday 18th April, Ashfield Choral Society accompanied by Blidworth Welfare Band, brought ‘Last Night of the Proms’ to Sutton Community Academy Theatre.

It was a fantastic evening and saw the theatre at full capacity with audience members waving small Union Jack Flags as the 70 piece choir and band performed. The evening was joyous, finishing with ‘Jerusalem’ and ‘Pomp and Circumstance’.

The choir comprises of a mixture of ages and were first formed in the early 1960’s in an ‘After School Club’. The Choral society still have founder members still performing with the group today. Yvonne, Secretary of Ashfield Choral Society said: “We had a great evening and the feedback from friends and audience alike is really encouraging”.

Look and Learn Demonstrations – Jamie’s & Red Hot

Jamies photoOn Monday 1st April, twenty Year 10 Students from Sutton Community Academy were treated to a day out. Teacher, Rosie Honeyman-Smith explained that the students are doing a piece of coursework on international food so it would be fantastic to show them different cooking techniques and ingredients from different countries.

The morning saw the students visit popular restaurant – Jamie’s in Nottingham, where they were shown round the establishment and given a demonstration. The demonstration saw the students get involved with making fresh pasta. The tour at Jamie’s was enjoyed by all the students – “I definitely want to work at Jamie’s when I leave school. I loved making the pasta and the atmosphere was great!”, “This is the best lesson I have ever had”.

The students were then taken to Red Hot World Buffet where they were able to experience a variety of food cultures and try new foods – “The noodles were delicious and the vegetables were really fresh”. Students enjoyed a talk from General Manager Kieron Bailey about the Hospitality Industry and were tested on their knowledge of the Kitchen. One student really impressed the staff at Red Hot Buffet with his knowledge of food safety and even asked him for his CV. The Students found the talk inspiring and are now considering jobs in hospitality – “It has really helped me to understand about jobs in the catering industry”.

Rosie would like to thank both Red Hot World Buffet and Jamie’s, “The kids had a great time and the visit was really educational, it was a fantastic school visit.  I thought the tours, demonstrations and talks were all very good – it really brought Catering to life”.

Sophie Green, Youth Programmes Manager

Strengthening Families Programme


Last term we ran our Strengthening Families Programme, a course designed to help parents support their children and enable families to work together.

The feedback was fantastic with students commenting, “I learned to treat my parents how you would want them to treat you.” “I learned that when you do something wrong you will be disciplined.” “I learned how to handle peer pressure.” “I learned what my mum thinks about drugs and alcohol and how to avoid them”.

The parents were equally motivated and commented “To never give up – always show love unconditionally and make sure he knows I will help him and never give up on him”. “To listen more to my child and sort things out together”. “I am proud of how far we have come and I am looking forward to the future together as a stronger family.”

The course was a great success. Well done to everyone who took part.