English study at Sutton Grammar School is focused on developing thoughtfulness, accuracy and confidence.  Our spiral curriculum has been carefully designed to develop a full range of reading, writing, and speaking and listening skills, whilst allowing pupils to fully explore a rich and edifying selection of texts.  We have thought about the needs of our cohort when making text selections, ensuring that students experience a range of thought provoking and spiritually uplifting topics.  The tasks and text difficulty become increasingly more challenging as boys move up the school to match their increasing levels of ability.  We also greatly value the craft of writing, and make grammar, punctuation, as well as vocabulary building, a regular activity in lessons.