The Sutton School and Specialist College educates students with moderate learning difficulties
and a few have severe learning difficulties. Some students also have additional needs, such as
autism or speech and language difficulties.
The school is now part of a trust with a neighbouring special school, Halesbury. There are two
governing bodies which report to the trust board. The headteacher of this school is also the
executive headteacher of the partner trust school.
The proportion of students entitled to the pupil premium is above average. The pupil premium
provides additional funding for students looked after by the local authority or entitled to free
More than three quarters of the students are boys. All students have a statement of educational
need and most pupils are White British.
The local further education college uses some of the school's facilities for post-16 provision for
students with additional needs. This is does not include the school's students and the college's
provision does not form part of this inspection.
Students from the partner trust school are educated on this site to enable them to follow
Some students access work-related learning activities, such as health and beauty, at the partner
A few students study for examinations at the local mainstream secondary school, Holly Hall
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