The Suthers School seeks to provide a first-class education to all of its pupils; an education which ranks character development alongside rigorous academic preparation and one which instils aspiration, resilience, compassion, tolerance and respect. By striking a balance between challenge and support, The Suthers School will prepare the young people of Newark to take their place as global citizens and enable them to achieve ambitious goals, no matter what their starting point. Pupils at The Suthers School will value themselves and all those they encounter.

Work Hard; Be Kind

The principles of working hard and being kind underpin everything we do at The Suthers School—it is the mantra upon which our staff work, the foundation upon which our policies are developed and above all, shapes the very behaviours we seek to model for and see developed in our pupils.

We encourage staff to be creative, independent and ambitious. We expect them to challenge and inspire our students, providing high quality and engaging learning experiences that motivate students to be the very best they can be.

We develop commitment, independence and courtesy in all of our students. We expect the very highest standards and in return we value and respect student ideas and opinions.

We explicitly promote leadership skills and offer a range of opportunities for students to take an active role in developing their school.

Our extended school day enables us to offer a wide-ranging enrichment programme and opportunities to promote independent learning. Students are expected to learn beyond the classroom and to develop the skills and attributes they need to compete with the very best in the country.