A foreword from our Acting Principal
Welcome to Sutton Community Academy
Over the coming months you will be supporting your children as they consider the next stage of their education. You will be wanting them to gain the very best foundation for their chosen future, whether for university, further education or employment. A wide range of personal and academic skills, recognised by employers and universities, will be the strong foundation needed by all young people, to adapt to the flexibility of a rapidly changing world.
The Sixth Form at Sutton Community Academy provides a wide range of courses. We have a proven, and continually improving track record for the success of our students both in gaining academic success and gaining places at university and employment. Combined with this wide range of A-Level and vocational courses we have a very broad and challenging enrichment programme for our Sixth Form which includes: key skills for future study and employment, EPQ and finance courses, personal, social and health education, community action and enterprise business opportunities, and a sports and recreation facility. Students will also have the opportunity to further develop their character by involving themselves with The Edge as well as our efforts as a WE School.
We know students very well, and because of this we can guide them onto courses which suit their needs and offer them the best chance of success. We are also accepting more students from other schools within the local area due to our continued growing reputation within the community and nationally.
We want students who are well-organised, adaptable, hard-working, good team workers and who can think for themselves and communicate well with others.
The Sixth Form at Sutton Community Academy is very well placed to offer what students need. We are pleased that this was recognised by the Ofsted inspection in November 2016 as good – “The teaching and support students receive enable them to achieve well so they are well prepared for their next stage of life”.
The report also confirmed that – “Achievement in the sixth form is good. In 2016, students’ progress across most subjects improved and was close to the national average in both academic and vocational courses”.
This year with the continuing improvements we are expecting results to be above national average.
The Sixth Form is growing every year and students are leaving having successfully gained places in universities and employment. However, we are not complacent about student success, and will be continuing to work hard to get the full potential from all our students. We continue to strive for the very best.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Head of Sixth Form, Paul Briscoe, if you have any queries.
May I wish you and your sons and daughters all the best for the next phase of their education.
A message from the Assistant Principal
Dear Parents/Carers and Students,
This is an exciting time for all of you and I’m excited that you are looking at Sutton Community Academy Sixth Form for the next part of your lives and education. There’s a diverse range of choices before you; university, further education, training or employment. For all of these you will need a number of skills, personal, academic and social that we will support, nurture and develop to help you to get where you want to be.
Sutton Community Academy Sixth Form is an established provider of further education with a proven track record in supporting all of its students in a variety of ways.
We have success in terms of outcomes for academic and vocational courses from a diverse curriculum that reflects student’s interests and what will help you to get where you want to be. These courses are delivered by exemplary teachers who have a number of years of experience and expertise in teaching at Key Stage 5. Ofsted commented in their most recent inspection that “The teaching and support students receive enable them to achieve well so they are well prepared for their next stage of life”.
We provide support for you as individuals through pastoral care with a strong team of tutors who will help you and challenge you to reach your true potential through personalised support. There is also support from the outstanding heads of year who as well as supporting our students arrange a variety of experiences outside of lessons such as visits to universities. Students here receive high quality careers guidance to ensure they are fully aware and prepared for their next steps once they leave us as well as undertaking work experience to help them develop skills outside of classrooms.
In terms of our students, you will be treated like adults and in return you’ll demonstrate independence, a positive attitude to learning, excellent conduct and appropriate appearance. Our sixth form students set an example for our younger students and are actively involved in all aspects of the academy’s life, having supported students with their literacy skills and taking part in successful school productions.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the academy and I wish you every success for the next stage of your life.
Assistant Principal – Teaching, Learning and Sixth Form.