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Year 7

Important Information for Parents/Carers

The Sutton Academy has an intake number of 270 students for Year 7 in September 2023

Please note - the academy has been over-subscribed for Year 7 places for four successive years, including September 2022.

We appreciate that choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever have to make, and we hope this section will give you all the necessary information on how to apply to The Sutton Academy.

Our students benefit from a modern learning environment with outstanding facilities.  This helps to create a vibrant and positive learning community which is friendly, caring and purposeful.

We are aspirational for our students and see it as our duty to ensure that all our students have the best life chances possible and eventually leave the academy well prepared to take their place in the world of the future as confident and responsible adults who are empowered to make real choices in their lives.

To view/download a copy of our Prospectus please click on the link below.

Applying for secondary school for September 2023

If your child turns 11 between 1 September 2022 and 31 August 2023, he or she will transfer to secondary school in September 2023.

The online application form is available from Monday 5 September 2022 until 31 October 2022.  Please apply by clicking the Apply Here button below for a Year 7 secondary school place for September 2023. The closing date for applications is 31 October 2022.

The closing date for applications is 31 October 2022.

Before you apply:
  • Read the secondary education booklet, which contains useful information about the application process, including: how places will be allocated, definition of home address and how late applications will be dealt with.
  • Visit your preferred schools' Open Evenings.
  • Consider how your child will get to school and the potential transport costs.
  • Clarify any issues you are not sure about with staff in the School Admissions Team on 01744 671030 or email

If your child is already attending secondary school and you wish to transfer schools, please access information on how to do this via the 'Useful Links' tab below.  

Privacy notice

The council has a legal responsibility to protect the data it collects. A copy of the School Admissions privacy notice can be downloaded.

For further information on Admissions to the academy please contact:

Mrs L Grace
The Sutton Academy
Elton Head Road
St Helens
T: 01744 678859

To book a tour of the academy please contact Mrs Grace.