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Year 7

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 2021

If your child turns 11 between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021, he or she will transfer to secondary school in September 2021.

From 7th September you can apply online for a Year 7 secondary school place for September 2021. The closing date for applications is 31 October 2020.

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.
  • 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

The closing date for applications is 31 October 2020.

For further information on Admissions to the academy please contact:

Miss L Seddon
The Sutton Academy
Elton Head Road
St Helens
T: 01744 678859

To book a tour of the academy please contact Miss Seddon.