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Principal's Welcome

I am delighted to be writing to you as the Principal of The Sutton Academy.

The Sutton Academy is a thriving academy and we are fortunate to have a highly skilled teaching and support staff to enable our students to achieve their very best.

We provide a stimulating learning experience both academically and beyond the classroom.  Our students enjoy school, love learning and are happy to come to us each day to take advantage of the many opportunities available to them.

At The Sutton Academy, our fundamental belief is that every young person has the right to a first class education. Our curriculum challenges all students and ensures that they have a breadth of knowledge and understanding. It also allows students to focus on their passions and interests be they academic, practical or technical.

We have high expectations of all staff and students and encourage our young people to have the highest aspirations for themselves. Visitors regularly comment on the positive atmosphere in the academy and in the recent inspection Ofsted judge the Personal development, behaviour and welfare as good. They said “students feel safe to flourish personally, emotionally and academically.”

Life at The Sutton Academy extends beyond the classroom and extra curricular activities, trips and events provide opportunities where each student can develop, discovering and using their individual and unique talents. There is an emphasis on developing good study skills and personal organisation. Homework is an integral part of the learning experience, it is an extension of the academy curriculum and a way in which students can extend and consolidate their learning. I ask for your support in ensuring that your child understands the importance of always completing set homework and project work.

I am conscious of the responsibility being Principal of The Sutton Academy entails and the commitment I am making to you as parents to ensure we deliver on all that we promise. I would like to take this opportunity to offer an open invitation to parents to meet me and to discuss my vision for the academy. Please contact the academy for an appointment. I look forward to meeting you and to your ongoing trust and support so that we can work together to ensure that The Sutton Academy grows from strength to strength.

Alison Sherman