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...

Teamwork behind Plantsbrook’s COVID testing success, says headteacher

Plantsbrook’s headteacher says the challenges of the last 12 months have built a stronger connection between the school and parents – after...

Sutton families take to the skies for uplifting virtual balloon race fundraiser

Families and staff at Hill West Primary School will go up, up and away when a virtual balloon race lifts off this...

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 –...

Plantsbrook School is ready for testing challenge, says headteacher

The headteacher of Plantsbrook School says he is ‘full of confidence’ that staff can tackle mass COVID testing of students when...

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.

arts

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...

DON’T STOP US NOW! PUPILS GO GA-GA FOR QUEEN ROCK MUSICAL

YOUNGSTERS at a Sutton school are going Ga-Ga for the music of rock legends Queen after months preparing for their latest production.

Music star swaps world stage for school stage to surprise Birmingham students

International recording artist and Birmingham star, Lady Sanity, returned to her former secondary school – Stockland Green - last week to surprise...

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.

Some Kinda Wonderful! Arthur Terry’s Rosie O’Sullivan debuts new NHS charity single

International recording artist and Sutton Coldfield school vocal coach, Rosie O’Sullivan, has released a new charity single ‘Some Kinda Wonderful’ in aid...

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...

A Dickens of a musical launches Plantsbrook School’s new theatre

“I am immensely proud of all of the fantastic students and staff who have worked tirelessly to put this brilliant production together. In our first whole school show performed in our lovely new theatre, everyone rose to the challenge magnificently.”

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.

community

School governor stands down after nearly a quarter of a century

One of Sutton Coldfield’s most experienced school Governors is standing down after nearly a quarter of a century. David...

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.

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...

SCHOOLS UNITE TO CREATE THE TEACHERS OF TOMORROW

A Sutton-based alliance of schools are bucking the trend in recruiting new staff – thanks to a ground-breaking on-site training programme that...

Sport

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...

Sports stars flock to go on Spike and Will’s lockdown podcast

Two teenage pals who launched a YouTube podcast in lockdown are bowled over by the number of high...

Martha’s on the ball! Sutton student selected to train with England Lionesses

A rising Sutton Coldfield football star who dreams of representing England is putting her best boot forward this half term by training...

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...