Parents of Prospective pupils – Please read the recent advisory note issued on October 20th 2016 in regard to school admissions

Sutton School and Specialist College has a school capacity of 150 pupils.  At this point we have 136 pupils on roll, with capacity to accommodate a further 14 pupils.

Parents are encouraged to speak directly with the school should you wish to explore the possibility of a place here. Dudley SENDIASS may also be able to help ensure you are able to access the best school capable of meeting your child’s needs.


Parents and carers are welcome to visit the school by making an appointment in agreement with the Headteacher.

Placement at Sutton School is recommended by the Local Authority during or following the pupil’s statement or EHCP process.  Recommendations reflect our specialist focus for pupils who have moderate learning difficulties.  If a place is suggested, parents can telephone to arrange an appointment to view the school.  Referrals can be from a number of sources such as The Local Authority, other schools, other local authorities and assessment units.

Parents are warmly invited to look around the school, talk to the Headteacher and can bring their child with them on a pre-visit prior to the school being named on a statement or EHCP.  Parents will be given a copy of the School’s Prospectus during the visit. The Headteacher may contact a previous establishment and make a home or school visit if necessary. Admissions dates are throughout the year.

All pupils usually attend school on a full time basis. When it is agreed to admit a pupil a number of general forms are completed including Medical, General Consent for outdoor activities, Pupil Information and the Home School Agreement.  Care plans may need to be written before entry to the school.

Requests by parents regarding transport arrangements should be Directed to Dudley Children’s Services 01384 814301 and will be discussed at the care plan meeting with the school.