Must Go To Events.... In Dudley this Summer!!


There are a few big events happening in the next few weeks across the Dudley Borough for families and thought it would be good to outline a few below:



Events at Himley Hall & Park 2017

Himley Park is now a premier events venue playing host to a variety of outdoor events from garden plant fairs and classic vehicle shows to the breathtaking Himley ...

DMBC - 20 - Packed line up for Armed Forces day

This year’s Armed Forces Day line up at Himley Hall and Park is bigger and better than ever. Armed Forces Day 2016 in association with Forces Recruitment Services ...


Under 5s Fun Day 2017 -

Annual Under 5s Fun Day at Hinley Hall & Park ... FRIDAY 23RD JUNE 10AM – 3PM . This fun filled event is specifically designed for children under 5 years old, with ...

In July, it is the Black Country Festival. This is a series of independently organised events throughout July encompassing the Official Black Country Day which is on 14 July every year. Family oriented events this year across the Dudley Borough include: Halesowen Carnival on the 1st July, Stourbridge Carnival on the 2nd July, Wall Heath Bostin Summer Fayre on the 2nd July, Gornal Fun Day on the 8th July, Netherton Park Funday on the 8th July, Dudley Funday on the 15th July and Brockmoor & Pensnett Funday on the 23rd July. Further information about these and other events taking place across the Black Country can be found on the following link -

Whats On - Black Country Festival

What's On - 2017 Black Country Festival Events List. If you would like to add your event to the official listings below, please click here. If you would like more ...

  • Also, an advanced notice that this year’s dates for Dudley Play week have been finalised and this will be taking place from the 31st July – 4th August. I have attached below a poster with all the details about the week:

All of this information and other activities and events taking place over the next few weeks is on our website which is kept up to date on a regular basis and when you access the site, if you click on the ‘Events – what’s on’ section, the information will be on there. Any further activities and events we hear about throughout the year will be uploaded onto our directory, so it’s always worth checking this out on a regular basis.

Drayton Manor Reward Trip

As part of our House Reward scheme, two of the top scoring pupils from each House were invited to attend Drayton Manor Theme Park, free of charge, sponsored by the Dudley Rotary Club. 

We all had a fab day, which was made even better from the beautiful sunshine. We got to go on lots of different rides and Ethan was really adventurous and went on the Maelstrom. 

A big thank you to Dudley Rotary Club for sponsoring us to go!

Childcare students get a special visitor!

Yesterday we had a special visitor in school to help Mrs Baker with the childcare life skills lesson. Baby Remiah came to visit Sutton after her mother kindly lent her to us for the afternoon.    

Remiah has a condition called Downs syndrome and this has resulted in her having two major heart operations so far.

Pupils learnt how a baby with additional needs may need extra help and support. 

Pupils helped to change a nappy, feed her, play with her and take her for a walk. 

We are very proud of the pupils for looking after Remiah yesterday afternoon as they were kind, inquisitive, respectful, affectionate, and brimming with empathy. Cant wait to see her back in to visit again!

Life Skills UPDATE!!

It has been a very busy week for our Life Skills lessons.

Our new shed is being built by the students for our allotment patch and will be ready to be delivered and set up soon!

A delivery of little Plecostomus Catfish should be arriving on Tuesday, hopefully to clear our tank of all the algae build up.

Mrs Baker was asked to do a radio performance Thursday for Black country radio to talk about Sutton and the charity work we do here. Mrs Baker loved every second of it! They have even invited us to go back to the studios and they will show our students around for a tour.


We have had the new additions to the tank today and they have fit in well so far. 

We cleaned the fish tank, Sean and Robbie did an amazing job!

We cleaned the hamster cage too and decided to give Smudge a little bath. It was a little bit of a shock for him and he didn't seem too pleased.

He looks and smells a lot better now!

Don't forget to check back for more future updates!   

West Midlands Police Donate £100 to Sutton's allotment fund!

A massive thank you to Vicky and Colleen from West Midland Police force who came into school to donate a cheque for £100 towards our allotment in Kates Hill. We hope to use the money to create a pleasant seated area at the site. Pictured are Peter and Simon, two of our year 10 students who have been a great help getting the allotment up and running over the past 18 months. 

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Life Skills/ Allotment Update

A few weeks ago, some pupils took part in a Life Skills lesson where they had the opportunity to choose a shed to buy for the school allotment. We did our research by reading the reviews, we checked the sizes and checked our budget and then ordered the shed to be delivered to school. 

During Thursday's Life Skills lesson the pupils were really excited at the delivery of our brand new metal allotment shed.

A special thank you to Dudley Rotary Club who made a kind donation allowing us to buy the shed to keep our tools locked away safely. 

After half term we plan to get some slabs laid and get the shed put together.  Watch this space! 😊

Suttons Got Talent Winner 2017 - Ewan Rigg

A massive congratulations to SGT 2017 winner 'Ewan Rigg' with Say You Won't Let Go by James Arthur. The self taught, multi-talented contestant amazed judges with a stunning performance on vocals and guitar. Well done Ewan!!

The final results of the evening were:

1st Place - Ewan Rigg 2nd Place - Latoyha Grant 3rd Place - Danny Tranter-Nicholls

Well done to the runners-up and all the contestants who participated. It was a truly spectacular night with some amazing acts. A great time was had by all.

A big thank you also to the Performing Arts team and staff from Sutton School who helped make the evening such a success.

Stay posted for more photos and videos of the night on our website.

Sutton gets some new additions to the life skills room!

Today Sutton School got a new Hamster. Anaya, a year 7 pupil picked his name. He is called Smudge, this is because he looks like he is covered in ink splodges. He is settling in  well and we will keep you updated.

Whilst at the pet shop we also bought 2 Blackmores fish called Ant and Dec . The lady advised us to add another 2 fish after Easter Holidays. George and Mildred will join the Sutton crew along with 2 water snails and a shrimp. 

Year 7 Team Building Day

Year 7’s had a fantastic day out at Ackers Adventure!

Pupils took part in a number of team building activities and even took part in a jungle challenge!

Staff were very proud of the pupil’s positive attitudes and behaviour.

It was a great day and we had lots of fun!

Gardenland and Dolittles Trip

Last Thursday, year 9 Land Based and 10.1 Life Skills went on a trip to Gardland Garden Centre to buy plants and supplies for the school allotment.

We also stopped at Dolittles Pet and Aquatic Superstore where we looked at all the pets and even brought a hamster cage, food and treats ready for our new Sutton addition.

We stopped for lunch at Dolittles and sat outside enjoying the lovely sunshine. After lunch we burnt off some energy and played a game of tag on the grass area. Everyone had a fab day and pupils are excited to plant the plants we brought and put the hamster cage together. 

A Green House, for our Green Fingers!

Sutton has now got its very own greenhouse! Pupils helped put it all together as it came flat packed when we bought it. We are so excited as now we can grow all of our own plants for the Sutton allotment.

We started propagating seeds already, and hopefully we will be able to transfer them to the greenhouse when the weather gets a little warmer.  

Tub Be Good To Me - New Break Time Food Options

Our school food range has expanded to the 'Tub Be Good To Me' break time options. The food range incorporates breakfast and lunch dishes to meet the changing needs of today's students and the school catering services.

Tub Be Good To Me offers students a healthy eating, fast-food menu that is served in disposable tubs with recyclable cutlery. This means that students can take their lunch on the move.

Here are some of the options:

  • Benedict's Breakfast
  • Sliced Sausage Breakfast Tub
  • Perfect Porridge Tub
  • Bacon Breakfast Tub
  • Sausage Breakfast Tub
  • Veggie Breakfast Tub
  • Fruity Yoghurty
  • Fruity Breakfast Tub

Astley Burf Day 4.... hang on!

Day 4

Wow... what a day! Today we did activities onsite. We did rock climbing, the high wire, mountain biking and team building. Everyone had an amazing time and lots of students climbed to great heights to reach the top of the rock climbing tower. After an action packed day we all got dressed up and had a big party with disco with plenty of dancing and lots of fun had by all.

Everyone is sad to be leaving Astley Burf after a fantastic week, but it will be nice to see everybody back home and share our adventures.

Take a look at some of the photos in our gallery to see what we got up to.