The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield has long been one of the most sought after suburbs in Birmingham. It has been named as the fourth least deprived area in the country, and often has some of the most expensive homes in the West Midlands going up for sale in the prestigious Four Oaks estate.
Sutton Coldfield is a popular residential area and housing is the major land use as a consequence. There are large areas of pleasant leafy suburbs, a mixture of interesting historic buildings including the conservation areas of Four Oaks and the Town Centre.
Much of Sutton Coldfield is open space, with 2,400 acres of Sutton Park as well as most of the City’s green belt providing the area with one of its major assets. Sutton Park is a National Nature Reserve with areas of woodlands, heaths, wetlands and pools that attract many species of wildlife as well as two million visitors a year.
It is the largest Local Authority Park of its type in the United Kingdom and contains some of the last surviving examples of natural countryside in the area.
Schools in this area
- Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls – Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls is an all-girls grammar and sixth form with academy status aged 11 – 18. It was opened on 18 September 1929 as Sutton Coldfield High School and then changed its name to Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls in the late 1990s. This school is Ofsted rated outstanding.
- Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School – Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School is a selective state grammar school with academy status aged 11 – 18. Founded in 1527 by the Bishop Of Exeter, John Vesey’s who was a friend of Henry VIII and tutor of his elder daughter Queen Mary I. This is one of the oldest schools in Britain and the third oldest school in the West Midlands. Ofsted has rated this school outstanding.
- Sutton Coldfield Primary School – Sutton Coldfield Primary School is part of the Prince Albert Community Trust – a successful multi-academy aged 3 – 11.