Missions, Policies and Values

Mission Statement

“To inspire people and transform lives by offering first class learning opportunities for all.”

Our vision is to be:

  • A prestigious college of choice and provide opportunity for all
  • A business and community facing provider
  • A provider of innovative and flexible curriculum which is demand led
  • A provider of courses that enriches lives and offers life changing opportunities.

Equality and Diversity –

Sutton College is an open and inclusive place to work and study, where regardless of their faith, age, gender expression, race, ability, disability, sexual orientation and economic status, all are welcomed.

We are a college that encourages the expression of difference and that celebrates the rich diversity to be found in our staff and student bodies. There exists in our college a culture of respect and tolerance. It is an environment in which people feel valued, in which they experience a sense of belonging and in which they are empowered to move forward positively in their lives.

For half a century, Sutton College has provided equal access to a range of learning opportunities to support the wellbeing and professional and personal development of all. We are a college committed to the removal of any barriers which act to disadvantage particular groups or which serve to limit their progress or opportunity of choice. Sutton College is a community college but we believe our ethos and our actions support collective efforts locally, nationally and internationally to challenge and eliminate discrimination and prejudice in all its forms to help create stronger and fairer societies.

Our Values are to be a provider:

  • Where learning is enjoyable, successful and supports the needs of individual learners
  • That promotes an inclusive and supportive learning environment with high expectations of our learners and our staff
  • That celebrates learner achievement
  • That invests in the development of staff so that they can best contribute to our success
  • That provides excellent value for money with the facilities and a flexible service responsive to the local priorities and community needs
  • That achieves high learner, employer and staff satisfaction

Race Equality Statement

The College will treat all employees and students with respect and dignity and seeks to provide a positive working and learning environment free from racial discrimination, harassment or victimisation.

Sutton Environment Strategy

The College supports the London Borough of Sutton Environment Strategy 2019

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy Statement

Sutton College recognises and respects its duty to ensure that policies and procedures are in place to safeguard vulnerable adults who access its learning or advisory provision.

A vulnerable adult is someone who is 18 years or older, “Who is or may be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness: and who is or may be unable to take care of him or herself, or unable to protect him or herself against significant harm or exploitation.” (Law Commission: 1995)

Although someone may not have declared a difficulty and or disability, Sutton College recognises that it is still possible for any person to be regarded as a vulnerable adult.

The aim of this Policy Statement is to affirm that all Sutton College employees and stake holders have awareness and understanding of vulnerability including vulnerability to be radicalised, what constitutes abuse, the procedures for reporting such incidents and the existence of the overarching guidelines which have been developed by the London Borough of Sutton.

Other College Policies

The College has the following policies, which may affect students (pdf links open in a new window)

We will also comply with all other statutory obligations, including those within the:

  • Equality Act 2010
  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • Gender Recognition Act 2004

Freedom of Information Requests are accessed via the London Borough of Sutton – please see https://www.sutton.gov.uk/info/200436/customer_services/753/freedom_of_information_requests


Every effort is made to ensure that the information on this website is accurate. However, Sutton College reserves the right to cancel, combine or re-schedule courses or to make changes to course details including cost, location, content and tutor.

Any changes will be amended on this website on a regular basis

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