A great team effort from Sutton Park staff ensured a good outcome from Ofsted:

Many parents are very pleased with the school and the ethos set by leaders and governors. One parent said: ‘Sutton Park cares about individual needs and the curriculum is 100% pupil-centred. The children’s social and emotional development is equally important as their academic journey.’

During the inspection, we observed some Year 6 lessons where teachers skilfully used drama to help pupils explore characters’ feelings. Pupils worked well together in groups, responding sensibly to the activity and respecting the ideas of others. Pupils told me that they really enjoy this new way of working, and it is helping them enjoy reading. This results in pupils making better progress as their reading skills are developing rapidly.