Carew Open Mornings at 9.15 am on 7th February and 7th March 2019

Please contact the School Office on 0208 647 8349 to book.

Youth Travel Superheros to the Rescue!

A group of year 8 students have been taking part in the Youth Travel Ambassadors (YTA) programme which provides young people aged 11 to 19 with the skills and confidence to address transport issues affecting their school community. The year 8 YTA team led by Miss Raper and supported by a YTA representative had to choose a problem related to travelling to school and come up with a campaign of ideas to raise awareness and change student’s behavior.

They came up with this issue – The problem is students get hurt more than adults, because they run across the roads and are not aware of the dangers. Students will use their phones when crossing the road. Students are distracted when wearing headphones. They decided to aim their campaign at year 7 and up, as they are more at risk than younger students who get collected by parents.

Next, they presented their ideas and pitched for funding to support their campaign to a panel of experts including; Paul Garside from Sutton Council, Michael Kitchen, Youth Travel Ambassadors Coordinator from TFL and Mr Watkins, Principal of Carew Academy.

The team were over the moon to receive positive comments from the panel and excited to be awarded 200 to deliver their campaign ideas in school.  Since receiving their budget they have; put together “Be Safe Be Seen” goodie bags for more vulnerable students, launched a poster competition, performed a road safety play, delivered a road safety walk quiz and even composed a song about the topic. They are busy recording the track which we will publish on the website…… this space!

Miss Raper said: “I am so proud of the students for coming up with such a great and relevant problem to solve and the way they have worked together to come up with a solution and got the whole school involved is inspiring.”


The school is making such a difference to the lives of our young people. I am immensely proud of all that you are achieving.

Cllr Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council


Latest News

The Carew Chronicle

Welcome to the first edition of “The Carew Chronicle”, a new termly magazine created and produced by students and teaching assistants in the Sixth Form. The magazine features; an article about Christmas through the ages, a nostalgic look back at …

Read more

Winter Wonderland

On Monday 3rd December, Year 10 students in Tokyo and Nairobi visited Winter Wonderland as part of their Work Experience week. The aim of the trip was to learn about different types of jobs, such as stall holders and event …

Read more

Christmas Concert

On Thursday 13th December, students performed a Christmas concert in their local church. The church was packed full of parents and students who enjoyed a medley of solo performances from students playing the drums, piano and singing. Our dance, drama and …

Read more

Numeracy Day

Tuesday 12th December all pupils at Carew Academy took part in Numeracy Day! It was an exciting event with every class taking part in a carousel of activities, each one showcasing how maths is used in all facets of life. Pupils enjoyed …

Read more