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Ofsted Good Rating


At The Sutton Academy we believe enrichment is an entitlement and we expect all students to attend our extensive range of activities.

In addition to trips, residential excursions and international opportunities, there is a menu of activities that take place at lunchtime and after lessons as well as during holidays. 

Enrichment offers students the opportunity to develop new interests, become more knowledgeable and skilled in an area boost self-confidence, and benefit from doing something away from the pressure of passing examinations. 

The objective of enrichment is to:  

* Widen students’ intellectual experiences
* Improve independent learning skills
* Develop love of learning
* Offer students the opportunity to pursue their talents and interests
* Have fun and relax. 

What others say about The Sutton Academy

‘Teachers ask for our opinion and act on our advice – “Together Students Achieve” was my idea’ – Year 8 student.

‘Very young, passionate and motivated staff who seem to go above and beyond.’
– Year 11 parent.

‘I am amazed at the number of enrichment opportunities my daughter has been given since joining The Sutton Academy. She loved performing at the final of The Four Nations Rugby at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool.’
– Year 7 parent.

Leadership of teaching, learning and assessment is highly effective. Leaders have established a vibrant environment for improving teaching. Teachers greatly value the training that they undertake, which is carefully matched to the needs of individuals and groups of staff. Leaders have also ensured that the activities they undertake to monitor the effectiveness of teaching help staff to further develop teaching across the school. - Ofsted 2019

Pupils benefit from opportunities to take part in a rich and varied range of extra-curricular activities. Options include photography, choir and cheerleading. Leaders carefully monitor participation in these activities. Their records indicate that a large proportion of pupils, including those who are disadvantaged, regularly participate. - Ofsted 2019

The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is good. Pupils’ personal development is given high priority. Pupils leave the school as well-rounded individuals who are well prepared for their futures. - Ofsted 2019