Welcome to The Suthers School

Year 6 Transition Portal 2021

Welcome to our Transition 2021 portal.

Here you'll find lots of important information to ease the transition to The Suthers School over the coming months.

There are also some very important forms to complete. If you are unable to complete these forms in one sitting, then click the 'Save Forms' button at any time. This will save all the information you have already entered and send you a unique code via e-mail to be able to access it at a later date.

Your forms will be saved for 7 days from the time that you save them.

At The Suthers School, we firmly believe that great education transforms lives. We know that every student has the potential to exceed even their own expectations and we know that the way we do things matters. Our motto, ‘work hard, be kind’ underpins everything we do, reflects our unwavering commitment to excellence and our absolute conviction that great education is about striking a balance between academic preparation and character development.

Our goal is to help every student develop five vital character strengths: tenacity, optimism, respect, curiosity and hard work (TORCH) and to deliver a research-informed curriculum that will support them in achieving academic and personal excellence – no matter what their starting point.

As a Founding Partner School of the Chartered College of Teaching, we invest heavily in the continuing professional development of every member of our team and work tirelessly to ensure that The Suthers School delivers an education that excites and enthuses.

There is no doubt that we are in an enviable position; as a new school we have the opportunity to make certain that what really matters is built in rather than bolted on and that includes guaranteed access to a wealth of extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities through our extended school day.

We are really excited that you will soon be joining us and look forward to welcoming you and your child to The Suthers School very soon.

Andrew Pettit
Head of School

Our mission

To empower our young people to be compassionate, self-respecting, independent thinkers with the academic, social and character strengths necessary to thrive in modern society.

Our philosophy

At The Suthers School, we firmly believe that great education transforms lives. We know that every student has the potential to exceed even their own expectations and we know that the way we do things matters. Our motto, ‘work hard, be kind’ underpins everything we do, reflects our unwavering commitment to excellence and our absolute conviction that great education is about striking a balance between academic preparation and character development.

Our approach

We know that young people need both a strong academic foundation and well-developed character strengths to succeed in education and the world beyond.

Our goal is to help all of our students develop five vital character strengths and to equip them with the skills and social intelligence to have a positive impact on the world around them.

Date Event
8th July 2021 Virtual Live Transition 5 pm
1st August 2021 Uniform Orders Deadline
30th August 2021 Transition Portal Forms Deadline
6th & 7th September 2021 First days of term for Year 7 only 
September / October 2021 Year 7 Parents Welcome Event / Meet the Tutor

Are you set for September?

The start of term is almost here. To make sure you are ready for school, please make sure you have the following equipment:

Pencil case

  • 3 pens (blue or black ink plus 1 red pen)
  • Ruler, protractor and compass
  • Pencils
  • Rubber
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Colouring pens/pencils (optional)
  • Black dry-wipe pen and cloth board wiper (Starter set to be issued by school to all new Year 7s)

Other equipment

  • Scientific calculator
  • Reading book
  • Mini dictionary/thesaurus

Our websites are full of useful information for parents and pupils. Here are a few links to some of the most important for new Year 7s.

These forms are used to collect information regarding your child and their transition to The Suthers School and will only be used for this purpose. We need the information collected here to enable us to manage this process effectively. The information is for internal use only and will be stored on our internal servers. This information will be kept in line with our data retention policy.

We will only use your contact details to share information with you that is relevant to this process.

If you have any concerns please contact us before you proceed.

Our full privacy notice is available to download here.

Student's Details

Only if different from legal name given above.

Only if different from legal name given above.

Student's Home Information
Parental Information (First contact)

The first contact detailed above will be used for communication regarding student information (reports, letters etc.) and school information (newsletters, school closures etc.).

Please indicate below whether the first contact would like to receive the communications described below:

Parental Information (Second contact)

Please make sure that the second contact detailed below has given you consent to share their information.

Please indicate below whether the second contact would like to receive the communications described below:

Additional Emergency Contacts

Please provide details of up to four additional contacts for use in emergency situations where the first two contacts are unavailable. Please make sure the person(s) detailed below have given you consent to share their information.

Emergency Contact 1
Emergency Contact 2
Emergency Contact 3
Emergency Contact 4
Student's Family Links
Student's Educational History
Student's Ethnic/Cultural Information

This information is not mandatory. If you would prefer not to share any of the information requested below, then please tick the REFUSED box(es).

Student's Travel Arrangements
Student's Lunch Arrangements

Doctor's Details
Student's Medical Information

Please note: Although we have the facility to store general medication (e.g. paracetamol, ibuprofen etc.), we are unable to administer any medication to students.

We do recommend that with any medication taken on a regular basis, a spare supply is given to the school for use in case of emergencies (e.g. inhaler, EpiPen, migraine treatment etc.) Your child will be responsible for administering this medicine themselves.

Student's Dietary Requirements