Strong performance on the delivery of school admissions despite rising demand – over 90% of children in Sutton continue to get a top three preference place for school (on average about 93% for primary and 92% for secondary). This ranks highly in London and evidences the strong partnership with the LA school place planners and the Sutton schools.
The Admissions Team also developed and gained agreement for a London wide protocol to extend deadlines for families affected by late selective school testing
Support provided by the Virtual School ensures children in our care continue to flourish (as at March 2019):
All new Children Looked After (CLA) are placed in a Good or Outstanding setting.
Overall, Sutton CLA achieve better outcomes compared to other CLA nationally at KS1, KS2 and KS4.
KS1 shows three-year trend of improved reading scores for Sutton CLA
KS2 shows Sutton CLA scores well above National CLA three years in a row.
GCSE outcomes and progress for Sutton CLA exceed National CLA and are improving.
Progress (Prog 8) from Key Stage 2 to 4 has improved year on year for 3 years
Post 16 Sutton CLA educational destination statistics are significantly higher than National figures.
For the 2020 calendar year 96% of Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans have been completed within the statutory 20-week timescale
Children accessing the Paving the Way Early Intervention Service continue to show good progress across multiple outcome areas. Parental feedback on the service received continues to be positive.
As more needs are now being met locally, by January 2020 only 5.9% of Sutton pupils with EHCPs were being educated in the Independent Non- Maintained (NMI) sector, compared to 12.7% in March 2017.
Parents/Carers continue to provide positive feedback on the Sutton Information and Advice Support Service (SIASS) with 89% of parents saying they are satisfied or very satisfied with the service.
The Education Safeguarding Team has provided intensive support to schools through COVID, and this has been recognised by the chair of the LSCP. The team has also increased its support updates for Dedicated Safeguarding Leads.
Children Missing Education numbers have reduced from a year high of 67 to 13, thanks to a new working protocol incorporating a Cognus multi-service panel and partnership with CFCS.