Council tax online services

Our Council Tax online services (including paying your Council Tax), will be unavailable between 10am and 6pm on Saturday 23 June. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

About our schools and nurseries

Types

Our schools are divided into the following types:

Community schools

  • are owned and maintained by us (Sutton Council) 
  • we set the admissions criteria 
  • they follow the national curriculum and are not influenced by business or religious groups

Academies

  • are run by a governing body
  • they are independent from the local council and can follow a different curriculum

Voluntary aided church schools (also called faith schools)

  • are associated with a particular religion
  • they follow the national curriculum except for religious studies, where they are free to only teach about their own religion 
  • the governing body sets the admissions policy and their rules give priority to families who are members of the church concerned

Foundation schools

  • maintained by us (Sutton Council) but their governing bodies own the school buildings and sites
  • they are responsible for admissions and set their own admissions policy

Federations

  • are partnerships between schools in Sutton

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