The School At A Glance

  • A member of the Aldridge Education multi-academy trust
  • Primary School
  • Pupils from 4 – 11
  • Converted to Academy status in March 2015

Sudell is a 4-11 Primary School currently with 190 pupils on roll. It was built in 1909 and has had an important role in the local community over the years. A significant refurbishment was recently undertaken to further develop the learning environment and Principal Kathryn Coiffait joined the school in January 2015 following the retirement of Laura Pooles, who had led the school for 13 years.

In autumn 2014 Governors approached Aldridge Education to become sponsors of the school. Following a consultation process with parents and staff the Department for Education confirmed Sudell Primary School’s conversion to academy status from March 2015.

On announcing that the conversion process had been completed Kathryn Coiffait said: “This is an exciting new chapter in the school’s journey and my focus will very much be on striving to ensure that every child at Sudell leaves us as a rounded, confident, positive young person with the skills to access the next stage of learning.”

Sudell Primary School pupils

The vision for Sudell Primary School is of a school where all children can achieve success.

The Governors and staff aim to do this by:

  • Addressing the individual needs of all children, to ensure that they enjoy learning and achieve success, through creative teaching and learning, setting targets and having high expectations in a safe environment. We believe this will enable the children to acquire the relevant skills, attitudes, concepts and knowledge for lifelong learning.
  • Ensuring that all children have equal educational opportunities regardless of sex, religion, race, culture or abilities.
  • Fostering a supportive school community of children, staff and parents which: enhances children’s self-respect and confidence, encouraging co-operation and independence in order to help them become responsible citizens, who make a positive contribution to society fosters individual talents and qualities and treats all children as individuals provides opportunities for all staff to develop their professional expertise forges strong and meaningful links between school, parents and the wider community and gives children and their families the opportunity for economic well-being and community cohesion cares for children’s physical and emotional health and gives them an understanding of healthy lifestyles.

Principal Kathryn Coiffait