Sutton Grammar School is a state funded selective school for boys and is situated in the centre of Sutton. We also welcome girls into our thriving Sixth Form. The school currently has 960 pupils in total which includes five forms of 27 boys in the Lower School, 255 boys in Upper School and 300 students, including girls, in the Sixth Form.
Results are excellent and Ofsted graded us ‘Outstanding’ at their last inspection in December 2008 and we believe that many aspects have continued to improve since then.
The school seeks to provide an exciting and challenging education to the pupils who come here and this includes a significant emphasis put on the extra-curricular life of the school. Activities like sport, music, drama, the Combined Cadet Force and many varied activities, ranging from board games to debating, operate at lunch times and after school – including making use of an early release day in years 7-9. Pupils can learn electronics in early release sessions and then take part in STEM projects in the upper school. Pupils have enjoyed considerable success in science and engineering competitions – including winning national prizes for technical innovation (Intel or Google prize winners for the last five years at the UK Science and Engineering Competitions and in 2018 1st in the UK Senior Scientist of the Year.
Maths and science subjects are very popular at A-level and we have about ten-twelve students per year move on to medical or dental schools. About twelve boys go on to Cambridge and Oxford Colleges for a whole spectrum of subjects. We enjoy success in a broad range of subjects. We offer three modern languages at A-level. The humanities and English are also very strong.
The premises have been improved in recent years and the latest building was the three storey £3m building that houses the sixth form, the geography and the art departments. We have a large sports ground in Northey Avenue, Cheam.
One of the features that we believe contributes to the very positive ethos within the school is our small size. The staff know the pupils well and pastoral care is given the proper priority to ensure that pupils are stretched academically but are cared for as developing young adults and their mental well-being is very important to us. Where it is needed there is expertise in supporting special needs.
This website serves a multitude of purposes. It provides a portal for our current pupils and parents to access information, some of it protected behind password protection. It also gives public access to lots of information about the school. I hope you find it easy to navigate and any suggestions for improvements would be gratefully received.