The Sutton Academy (St Helens) data

The Sutton Academy is located in St Helens and falls under the local authority of St. Helens. This mixed-sex secondary school has 1,336 pupils, with a capacity of 1,550, aged from eleven up to eighteen, and the type of establishment is academy sponsor led. The school has 102 teachers with each teacher on average earning the full-time equivalent of £35,246. The most recend Ofsted inspection was 9th May 2019 resulting in an requires improvement rating.

The Sutton Academy contact details

AddressThe Sutton Academy
Elton Head Road
St Helens
PrincipalMr Paul Willerton

About The Sutton Academy

Phase of EducationSecondary
Type of EstablishmentAcademy sponsor led
Admissions PolicyNon-selective
Statutory Low Age11
Statutory High Age18
BoardersNo boarders
Official Sixth FormHas a sixth form
Religious CharacterDoes not apply
DioceseNot applicable
Special ClassesNo Special Classes


Census Date21st January 2021
School Capacity1,550
Number of Pupils1,33686% capacity
Number of Boys63848%
Number of Girls69852%
Free School Meals (%)30.5%

Where is The Sutton Academy?

Street AddressElton Head Road
TownSt Helens
PostcodeWA9 5AU
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The Sutton Academy on a map

The Sutton Academy map (WA9 5AU) - OS VectorMap District (Ordnance Survey)

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Ofsted RegionNorth West

The Sutton Academy Ofsted Report

This table compares the The Sutton Academy Ofsted reports from 8th May 2019 (10087860) and 7th February 2017 (10024092).

Inspection number1008786010024092
Inspection typeRequires Improvement S5 Reinspection Visit 3
Inspection type groupingRequires Improvement S5 Reinspection Visit 3
Event type groupingSchools - S5
Inspection start date8th May 20197th February 2017
Inspection end date9th May 20198th February 2017
Publication date16th June 20196th March 2017
Overall effectiveness
Requires Improvement
Effectiveness of leadership and management
Requires Improvement
Requires Improvement
Early years provision (where applicable)
No Judgement
No Judgement
Ofsted Last Inspection9th May 2019
Ofsted RatingRequires improvement
Ofsted Special MeasuresNot applicable

Teachers at The Sutton Academy

Total Number of Teachers102
Total Number of Teachers (Full-Time Equivalent)101
Total Number of Teaching AssistantsNA
Total Number of Teaching Assistants (Full-Time Equivalent)NA
Total Number of Non Classroom-based School Support StaffNA
Total Number of Non Classroom-based School Support Staff (Full-Time Equivalent)NA
Pupil:Teacher Ratio12
Mean Gross Full-Time Equivalent Salary of All Teachers£35,246

The Sutton Academy administrative data

Establishment NameThe Sutton Academy
Establishment Number6905
Unique Reference Number136141
Local AuthoritySt. Helens
Local Authority Code342
Previous Local Authority Code999
Government Statistical Service Local Authority CodeE08000013
Government Office RegionNorth West
DistrictSt. Helens
District CodeE08000013
WardThatto Heath
Parliamentary ConstituencySt Helens South and Whiston
Urban/Rural Description(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Middle Super Output AreaSt. Helens 019
Lower Super Output AreaSt. Helens 019G

The Sutton Academy history

Establishment StatusOpen
Last Changed Date21st December 2021
Reason Establishment OpenedNew Provision
Open Date1st September 2010
Reason Establishment ClosedNot applicable

Pupil Referral Unit

Teenage MothersNot applicable
Child Care FacilitiesNot applicable
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Provision in Primary Care UnitNot applicable
Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) Provides for Educational and Behavioural Difficulties (EBD)Not applicable
Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) Offers Tuition by Another ProviderNot applicable

Special Educational Needs

Section 41 ApprovedNot applicable


Trust flagSupported by a single-academy trust
School Sponsor flagLinked to a sponsor
School SponsorSt Helens College


Federation flagNot applicable

Further Education/Higher Education

UK Provider Reference Number10030494
Further Education TypeNot applicable

The Sutton Academy geodata


Nearest schools to The Sutton Academy

SchoolPhase of EducationDistance
Eaves Primary School
Eaves Lane, Marshalls Cross, St Helens, WA9 3UB
Sherdley Primary School
Mill Lane, Sutton, St Helens, WA9 4HA
St John Vianney Catholic Primary School
Elton Head Road, Sutton Heath, St Helens, WA9 5BT
St Theresa's Catholic Primary School
Cannon Street, St Helens, WA9 4XU
Willow Tree Primary School
Willow Tree Avenue, Leach Lane, Sutton Leach, St Helens, WA9 4LZ
Sutton Manor Community Primary School
Forest Road, Sutton Manor, st Helens, WA9 4AT
Robins Lane Community Primary School
Kinmel Street, St Helens, WA9 3NF
St Anne's Catholic Primary School
Monastery Lane, Sutton, St Helens, WA9 3SP
Thatto Heath Community Primary School
Hobart Street, Thatto Heath, St Helens, WA9 5QX
Nutgrove Methodist Primary School
Govett Road, Nutgrove, St Helens, WA9 5NH