MP praises John Willmott’s litter pickers

Community-minded students who have joined volunteers from Sutton’s biggest litter picking group have won praise from the town’s MP.

Arthur Terry education chief set for exciting new role

A respected educator who first taught in Sutton in 1999 is set to leave to take up an exciting new role –...

Ready, set, bake! Sutton pupils in Junior Bake Off challenge to raise money for school community

The heat is on at Hill West Primary School this summer as budding cooks prepare to go whisk to whisk in a...

PLANTSBROOK SOCCER STARS ARE SHOOTING FOR THE TOP

Two budding soccer stars at Plantsbrook School are hoping to kick on and net careers in the Beautiful Game.

MOTORSPORT MARSHAL CHARLOTTE IS IN POLE POSITION

A driven Plantsbrook School pupil who volunteers as a marshal at some of the UK’s biggest motorsport events is in pole position...

JOHN WILLMOTT STUDENTS JOIN VOLUNTEERS FOR LITTER PICK

Community-spirited Sutton students picked up a few tips when they joined volunteers from Sutton’s biggest litter picking group to clean-up rubbish in...

arts

Collages decorate school to mark Black History Month

Students at a Sutton school created powerful images of inspirational black figures - and learned about others through video messages.

Artist Izabela’s portrait will ensure Fairfax’s first headteacher takes centre stage at school’s 60th anniversary

A highly-regarded Sutton Coldfield-based artist is helping a local school celebrate a landmark anniversary – by creating a new portrait of the...

Our top story tonight: Prime time pupils present the TV news

Move aside Bob Warman and Sameena Ali-Khan, because some plucky new presenters from Sutton Coldfield have been taking over the evening news.

He will rock you! Alfie makes a grand entrance in Birmingham

Musical Sutton Coldfield school boy Alfie Bennett has been a big hit at Birmingham’s New Street Station this week, showing the world...

TOWN JUNIOR PUPILS STEP BACK IN TIME TO WAR YEARS

Pupils at Town Junior School learned how to ‘keep calm and carry on’ when they stepped back in time to World War...

House Music – Erdington teacher forms ‘supergroup’ with neighbours to support NHS

A talented Stockland Green School music teacher has been raising roofs – and community spirit – after forming a street band with...

TOWN JUNIOR PUPILS REVEAL STORY BEHIND CLASSIC CHRISTMAS CAROL

Youngsters at a Sutton school were transported back in time to the 18th century and a snow-bound Austrian village for an unusual...

NATIONAL ORCHESTRA SPOTLIGHT FALLS ON TALENTED KYNAN

A budding violin virtuoso from Sutton is set to take centre stage after being named leader of the National Youth Orchestra.

community

SUTTON SCHOOLS UNITE TO MAKE 1,200 PIECES OF PPE FOR FRONTLINE HEALTH STAFF

Sutton Coldfield’s secondary schools have joined forces during the coronavirus crisis - to make more than 1,200 pieces of vital PPE equipment...

BUDDING LEGAL EAGLES GET A GLIMPSE OF LIFE IN LAW

Students got a glimpse of life as a lawyer when solicitors from a Birmingham law firm returned to their old schools to...

HUNDREDS RETURN TO SCHOOL FOR 60TH REUNION

Former pupils from all across the world returned to Fairfax School for a huge 60th anniversary reunion – and to see a...

IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL FOR EX-PUPILS AS FAIRFAX MARKS 60TH BIRTHDAY

A Sutton school is appealing for former pupils to come forward as it prepares to celebrate its 60th birthday next year.

Sport

PLANTSBROOK SOCCER STARS ARE SHOOTING FOR THE TOP

Two budding soccer stars at Plantsbrook School are hoping to kick on and net careers in the Beautiful Game.

MOTORSPORT MARSHAL CHARLOTTE IS IN POLE POSITION

A driven Plantsbrook School pupil who volunteers as a marshal at some of the UK’s biggest motorsport events is in pole position...

JOHN WILLMOTT WELCOMES TEAM GB ATHLETES AND PROSPECTIVE OLYMPIC TEAM MEMBERS

Students at John Willmott School learned about what it takes to go for gold – when two athletics stars from Team GB...

ofsted/results

Plantsbrook students get innovative assessments to help decide grades

Plantsbrook School students whose course results are to be decided by staff assessments instead of exams this year are being given innovative...

WE ARE SO PROUD OF OUR GCSE STUDENTS, SAYS PLANTSBROOK HEAD

Students at Plantsbrook School in Sutton Coldfield have been told they should be proud of their efforts...

‘Smiles all round’ at John Willmott School

There were smiles all round today at John Willmott School when after five years of hard work the students collected their GCSE...

sixth form

Plantsbrook celebrates as star student Dan gets Cambridge offer

A Plantsbrook School student is celebrating after his hard work was rewarded with an offer to study at Cambridge University.

MP praises caring Sutton schools for making thousands of donations to good causes over winter

Sutton Coldfield’s MP has praised the Royal Town’s schools for their ‘remarkable efforts and generosity’, after students, parents and staff collected thousands...

Bishop Vesey students ready to wrap gifts as ‘Giving Tree’ returns to Gracechurch

Caring students from Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School took hours to lovingly bedeck the Christmas Tree that stands in the Gracechurch Shopping Centre...

Ben and friends deliver Christmas cheer with care parcel appeal

Homeless people and struggling families will have a little more Christmas cheer this year thanks to the efforts of a caring Plantsbrook...

VIdeo

John Willmott School launches remote learning video

The headteacher of a Sutton school has spoken about the learning journey staff and students have been through during the pandemic –...

‘FANTASTIC’ GCSE RESULTS AT PLANTSBROOK SCHOOL

Students and staff at Plantsbrook School in Sutton Coldfield are today celebrating excellent GCSE results. 80% of students achieved...

Fairfax pupils blast off to Forbidden Planet

Fairfax pupils blasted off for an out-of-this-world school production which took audiences on a trip to outer space. More...

Paralympic volleyball serves up more fun at Fairfax

An award-winning Sutton school which is renowned for serving up sporting opportunities for pupils of all abilities is introducing another Paralympic game...