Welcome to Sutton Grammar School
Sutton Grammar School is a small, friendly and successful selective school for boys. We take 120 boys in year 7 and another 10-20 join us in year 12.
Boys leave here as mature, thoughtful individuals, well prepared for the challenges of adult life. We value a rich extra-curricular programme to enhance the formal curriculum.
We have agreed to enlarge the entry by 15 boys to help cope with the growth of pupil numbers in Sutton. Formal consultations on this change will open in January. This modest growth will not change the nature of the school.
Our basic philosophy is that the Sixth Form should provide for a period of transition between the wholly directed study of the Lower and Upper Schools and the more independent methods of study in Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE). We aim to provide a clear structure for students, together with the flexibility to allow students to develop their own learning methods. We believe that it is an advantage of the Sixth Form here that students are not simply left to find their own way, but are guided clearly and firmly by staff.
The main focus of Sixth Form life is, of course, academic A-Level study, but it would be a poor-spirited institution that was not able to offer more, in the interests of a broad and stimulating education, going over and beyond the pressures of exam study. Thus, Sixth Formers have the opportunity to exercise responsibilities and leadership within the school community through the prefect system, and through the clubs and societies which are so often dependent on Sixth Form commitment: the House System and the CCF, for example, rely heavily on Sixth Form leadership.
In addition to being at the leading edge of the school community, students in the Sixth Form should also come to realise that the relationship between them and their subject teachers is perceptibly different from previous years. Whilst respect for the teacher as an instructor should always be maintained, much of the stimulus of A-Level study comes from approaching it as more of a partnership between teacher and student. A more informal relationship, built upon mutual respect, is thus developed over the two years, to the benefit of all.
In short, there is much to look forward to in the Sixth Form. Within the familiar structures, we hope that there is the opportunity to reach for new and exciting personal goals, both academic and social - the opportunity to 'seize the day'!
Sixth Form Aims
- To provide academic studies leading to A-Level qualifications
- To provide a transition from the directed study of compulsory schooling to the predominantly independent study undertaken at Higher Education level
- To inculcate, therefore, a sense of discipline within a structured educational environment
- To provide advice and preparation for students entering university
- To develop a sense of personal responsibility and service to others within a community, and to instill a respect for other people, including fellow students, younger pupils and teaching and ancillary staff
- To encourage students to look beyond the horizons of their A-Level studies, to develop other interests and to question accepted 'mores' with intelligence
- To prepare students to play a full, active and constructive role in society
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Sutton Grammar School directly.