Sutton is a purpose built day school for pupils aged 11-16 whose educational needs cannot adequately be met in mainstream schools.

Situated close to Dudley town centre, the school caters for approximately 145 pupils all of whom have a Statement of Special Educational Needs/EHCP and are deemed to have moderate learning difficulties.

Originally built in 1962, but significantly extended in 1997, the school has excellent facilities which include generously proportioned, well equipped classrooms, two Science laboratories which have been refurbished in September 2015, Art room, Design Technology workshop, Food Technology room, two fully networked modern ICT suites built in 2013, a new Library resource base and a fully equipped Music room. In September 2014 the new applied learning centre was opened.

Every student either has a statement of Special Educational Needs or Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).  In partnership with the local authority there is a rolling programme converting SEN statements into EHCPs, this will be completed by the end of 2017.

Our vision is to provide every member of the school community with the opportunity to achieve his or her true potential and ambitions through a broad, balanced curriculum matched to their individual needs including full entitlement to the National Curriculum.

The environment we create is stimulating and challenging yet supportive, secure and caring.

Pupils are taught in an atmosphere of positive recognition where each person’s individuality and talents receive encouragement and nurture. School strives to work in partnership with parents. There are three parents evenings each year together with an annual review of each child’s educational program through the review of the statement/EHCP.

Everyone in the school strives to work together in a community of mutual respect regardless of race, class, colour or creed.  All students are consulted about their education through weekly mentor groups/ tutor time.

We endeavour to bring out the best in our pupils so that they mature into adults capable of an independent life which will be personally rewarding and of service and benefit to their local communities.


Mr D Charles