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Sutton Community Academy wins education award

Pupils and Principal Tim Croft celebrate Sutton Community Academy's continuing success

Posted by Hannah Vickers | April 11, 2017 | School life

In national recognition of its exceptional academic performance in 2016, Sutton Community Academy in Ashfield has received an Educational Outcomes Award from SSAT (the Schools, Students and Teachers network). 

Educational Outcomes data analysis from SSAT shows that the academy is in the top 20% of schools nationally for progress at the end of Key Stage 4. In 2016, Sutton Community Academy achieved a progress 8 score of +0.31, which is above the national average. 

The team at Sutton Community Academy, part of Academy Transformation Trust, will receive their award during a regional celebration event with SSAT, which aims to draw attention to the work of high-achieving, improving and innovating schools and teachers. Sutton Community Academy will share their experience in achieving exceptional results with other schools through the network to improve education for all children.  

Sutton Community Academy also gained its first ‘Good’ Ofsted rating, with Outstanding elements, in November 2016. Leadership which has “embedded an ethos of high aspiration, hard work and sharply focused improvement” and pupil welfare where pupils “develop in to confident, articulate and enthusiastic young people, who aspire to achieve the very best they can” were deemed Outstanding in the report.

I am so proud that the significant achievement made by the pupils and staff at Sutton Community Academy has been recognised by this award - Tim Croft, Principal at Sutton Community Academy

Tim Croft, Principal at Sutton Community Academy, said: “I am so proud that the significant achievement made by the pupils and staff at Sutton Community Academy has been recognised by this award. Our outstanding results reflect our commitment and capability in providing the best education to pupils. The academy continues to improve and this award represents one of the ways in which we help our pupils to reach their full potential and be the best they can be.”

Ian Cleland, CEO at Academy Transformation Trust said: “Achieving the nationally recognised SSAT Educational Outcomes Award supports the recent Ofsted report which showed that pupils at Sutton Community Academy make progress well above expectations. Pupils at the academy have an excellent education within an educational setting that is second to none. The Trust is extremely proud to have the academy as part of its network, and shares in the pride of every parent, pupil, Governor and member of staff. Well done to Principal Tim Croft and his team, it is very well deserved.”

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said: “It’s my great pleasure to commend Sutton Community Academy on their excellent 2016 performance, and to have the opportunity to highlight and share their great work at an SSAT Educational Outcomes celebration event. 

“We know how hard teachers work to ensure the success of every child. SSAT’s Educational Outcomes award recognises the professionalism, commitment and hard work of the leaders, teachers and students at Ravens Academy. A big thank you and well done to the pupils, staff and governors.”

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