Whole School

Sutton's Got Talent

Sutton's Got Talent is back!

This is an opportunity for you perform on stage and be a star for a night!

Can you

  • sing?
  • dance?
  • act?
  • hula hoop?
  • juggle?
  • anything else?

Application forms are available from the music block and need to be handed in by 12th February. Auditions will be held starting the week beginning 22nd February. The final will be held at Brierley Hill Civic Hall on Tuesday 19th April 2016.

So whatever your talent, get practising!

Peter Pan

Today we set off for Wolverhampton Neverland for a day at the Panto. We were all very excited, and most of us managed not to eat our packed lunch before we arrived.

The show was a lot of fun. Everyone joined in with the "boooooos" when Captain Hook appeared. And we helped Peter Pan find the crocodile. One of the most spectacular parts was when the Chuckle Brothers flew their car over the audience. Mrs Hawes is trying to work out how we can do this in one of our shows...

One of our favourite bits was when a couple of familiar faces appeared on stage. There were some extra loud cheers for the Three Bears...

Quality Award in Careers Education

Sutton School is currently working towards the Quality Award in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) from Prospects.

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The Government recommends that all schools should work towards a quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance as an effective means of carrying out a self-review and evaluation of the school’s career programme.

Quality awards lead to better careers and guidance programmes because they will help school continuously improve their careers work.

What is in it for our students and their parents / carers?

Gaining accreditation for Careers Education at Sutton School proves to the school, students and their parents/carers, that they are getting the very best from all their careers activities – from careers lessons, impartial information about options in learning and employment, up to that most important opportunity to access face to face careers guidance.

If you have any questions or need advice regarding Careers, Post 16 or Work Experience please contact Mrs Ralphs at school.

Merry Christmas

This morning we spent some time in our tutor groups making Christmas hats and generally getting into the festive spirit.

At 12pm we all headed to the hall for our Christmas dinner. The ladies in the kitchen had been working all morning to cook enough sprouts for everyone. The food was delicious.

After lunch, proceedings were interrupted by some teachers who decided to entertain the troops with a surpise Christmas flash mob.

Then it was down to the serious business of the raffle. Once all our winners had picked their prizes, we had a very special visitor.

Father Christmas had popped by to wish all the children a merry christmas and give them all a present. There were some very excited faces around the hall!

Once Father Christmas had delivered his gifts it was time for us all to say goodbye and head home for two weeks of well deserved rest.

We hope all pupils, staff and their families have a peaceful and happy Christmas. See you all in 2016!

Black Country Museum

Today the whole school had an exciting day out at the Black Country Museum. Pupils were able to experience school as it would have been in 1912, and what it would have been like to work down a coal mine.

Pupils and staff had fun talking to people in the houses and shops, who explained to us what life would have been like in the Olden Days.

There were also opportunities to try Victorian games like the hoop, skipping and hopscotch. Even some of the teachers had a go.

A great day was had by all.

Wizard of Oz

After weeks of planning, rehearsing and making, last night was finally Show Night.

Pupils took to the stage at Brierley Hill Civic Hall once more, wowing the audience with their performance of Wizard of Oz.

Everyone working on the show, both on the stage and behind the scenes did incredibly well, earning a standing ovation from the audience.

Congratulations to all involved.

Children In Need

On Friday pupils and staff came to school dressed as their hero to raise money for Children In Need.


We spent the day in the hall taking part in various challenges, some of which got messy. There were a couple of naughty minions who kept causing trouble on the stage, but mostly everyone stuck to the rules.


After lunch the results of the Pie The Teacher vote was revealed. Poor Miss Wood was the one pupils had voted for, and she bravely let pupils throw custard pies at her.


Thank you to Mrs Duckworth and Mrs Ruston for organising a fun day, and thank you to everyone for taking part in the challenges.

Sutton Remembers

Today we gathered in the hall for a very special assembly. We were joined by old friends Bill Caldwell and John Shepherd for our annual remembrance assembly. Pupils read poems and laid poppy wreaths that they had made in  Nurture Group lessons.

Mr Caldwell spoke to us about how people are affected by war, before Mr Shepherd played the Last Post and we all observed a minute silence.

Thank you to all pupils who contributed, and a special thanks to Mrs St. Claire for organising a very moving assembly.


Blanket update

Pupils, staff, parents and friends of the school have been very busy knitting and crocheting for our blanket appeal. We have had a great response and already have a lot of blankets ready to go. Thank you to everyone who has contributed.


We will be delivering the blankest in the next few weeks so if you have any to add to our collection please send them in as soon as possible.

Knit one purl one

Now everyone is back from their adventures both at home and abroad, it's time to get knitting again. Our knitting skills are developing nicely and we have some squares ready to be sewn into blankets.

The staff have been getting involved too, even taking their knitting to do by the pool in Menorca!

dedication to the cause

If you have been making squares, or wish to help us out, please send your contributions into school with your child before the 16th October.

Warwick Castle!!

It's the start of our curriculum enrichment week, the whole school visited Warwick Castle, despite the weather we had a grand day out. We were able to enjoy and look around the grand hall, which was absolutely amazing. Some of the more daring of us walked the ramparts all 532 steps!! We saw the birds of prey show and the bowman show. Mrs Ralphs and Mrs Tombs visited the castle dungeon, we heard the screams outside!  


Knitting for charity

As part of our life skills lessons we are learning to knit and crochet. We are aiming to make blankets to send to refugees from Syria. Every pupil is aiming to make at least one square, which Mrs Baker and other teachers will then sew together. We are trying very hard and some of us are getting very good.

We would like to have as many blankets to send as we can, so we are asking any parents/carers/grandparents/friends who can knit to help us. If you can knit or crochet, we would love it if you could make a square to be added to ours. If you have the time, and want to make a whole blanket, even better!

If you can't knit or crochet, but would like to help, then donations of wool and/or knitting needles would be gratefully received.

We aim to have our blankets ready to take to a collection point over half term, so please send any donations in to school by 17th October.

Sports Day 2015

On Thursday we held our annual sports day on the field. Pupils took part in activities including golf, hurdles, long jump, sprint, discus and shot-put. Everyone tried their best and we had a lot of fun.

The winners for each event were:

Javelin: Lewis G, Kieran M, Liam B

Football: Paige, Anneliese, Owen B

Hurdles: Owen B, Owen W, Adam M

Basketball: Patryk, Mohammed, Kieron B

Shot Putt: Finn, Sam K, Ethan

Sprint: Kaci, Maria, Liam B

Javelin: Shayden, Sean, Adam M

Discus: Owne B, Karl, Tom D

Golf: Gregory, Morgan, Dylan T


Well done everybody!


Presentation Evening 2015

On Wednesday 8th July pupils took to the stage at Brierley Hill Civic Hall to celebrate another successful year at Sutton. Pupils performed songs from the 1980s.
During the evening pupils received certificates for their hard work over the last year. Some pupils were also awarded special awards in recognition of their achievements.

Well done to everybody who took part in Presentation Evening, both on the stage and behind the scenes, and congratulations to all those who won awards.


Sponsored Walk

Between 29th June and 3rd of July, pupils and staff took part in a sponsored walk around Himley Hall to raise money to put towards a new PE kit. The course was 0.6 miles long, and we kept a record of how many we did.

Over the course of the week pupils and staff walked a grand total of 720 laps which equals 432.6 miles. That means that we have walked from Birmingham to Paris!

After walking all that way we had a well earned rest in the shade and played some team games. We all had a lot of fun.

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Pupils have managed to raise over £1000 to put towards their new sports kit.

Thank you to everyone who sponsored them.

Sutton's Got Talent: The Final

On 28th April we held the final of our annual Sutton's Got Talent. The show opened with an eco fashion show, where pupils modelled outfits they had designed and created from recycled materials.

Everyone looked brilliant, and the judges chose the Class Based Provision's outfit as the winner.


After a short interval the final of Sutton's Got Talent got underway. Everyone performed brilliantly in front of a 200 strong crowd. We had singers, dancers, stand up comedy and even hula hooping.

It was a fantastic show, and the judges were faced with a very difficult decision.

In the end, they decided that everyone came joint second apart from  the winner.

Who was...

Drum roll please...

Cain in year 8.


Congratulations Cain!

Well done to everyone for a wonderful evening, and congratulations to Cain on becoming Sutton's Got Talent winner 2015.

You can see Cain's winning performance here.


Skills For Life

The Skills for Life room has undergone a recent make over. Lots of money has been spent on new equipment including two new range cookers, bread makers, slow cookers, toasters, kettles, mixers, a washing machine and a tumble dryer. All of this new equipment will help all the children learn vital life skills such as cooking and household tasks. The pictures show the transformation.

From lots of busy workmen and lots of mess...


To sparkly new range cookers...


 New cupboards and equipment...


We even managed to get a brand new pantry...


We even managed to get a brand new pantry.

Solar Eclipse

A partial eclipse of the Sun occurred today and we observed this.

The eclipse took place between 8.30 and 10.40. At 9.15 we went out onto the playground and carefully viewed this through a telescope projection onto a board. Everyone had been warned about how dangerous it is to look directly at the Sun. We could see the Moon moving over the Sun and saw it getting darker as this happened.


Activty Week - Literacy

While pupils and staff were enjoying their time at Astley Burf, the rest of the school enjoyed a curriculum enrichment week. Here's what we got up to with the Literacy department...

Pupils experienced a week of Harry Potter awe and wonder!

The Sorting Hat allocated them to their houses - Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or  Slytherin. Once sorted, we made Potter owls, looked through the Mirror of Erised, created our own  wands and made Golden Snitches. All were excellent pupils of Hogwarts! Sadly, they all had to leave as the Hogwarts Express was waiting in the station.