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  • Junior King's Tournament- Silver Medal Winners

    May 2017
    The Under 10A Rounders team headed to Junior Kings School, Canterbury this week for a tightly-contested round-robin tournament. The sun was shining and the girls put all their skills into action.
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  • Debating Club

    May 2017
    On two Saturday mornings, a group of enthusiastic pupils took up the challenge from Mrs Head and Miss Corkran to become debaters.In the first session in April the group took part in lots of fun activities to help teach them the skills they would require for the final big debate.
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  • IAPS Swimming Nationals

    May 2017
    Last Saturday, five pupils from the Prep School travelled over to the K2 Crawley for the National Swimming Finals. All five had qualified following impressive results at the regional stage, back in January. This represents the largest number of pupils the School has ever had qualify for the National...
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  • Recreating the Battle of Hastings

    May 2017
    As part of their topic work on Knights and Castles, children in Year 2 are learning about the Battle of Hastings. 
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  • Grandparents' Day

    May 2017
    Sutton Valence School held its annual Grandparents Day this week.  Despite the threat of rain, this was one of the most popular Grandparents Days in recent history with hundreds of visitors at the School.
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  • Orchard Run

    May 2017
    Last Friday afternoon, we held our annual Orchard Run hosting 11 primary schools.
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  • Charity Cake Sale

    Apr 2017
    Children in Reception raised an amazing £150 from their Fairy Cake and Potions sale on Monday, which is going towards the fund to allow them to sponsor a Guide Dog puppy.
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  • Performing with VOCES8

    Apr 2017
    On the last day of Lent Term, the SVPS Chamber Choir hotfooted it up to London to perform in the United Westminster Schools Foundation Concert.  This was the culmination of the VOCES8 Project, organised by the Foundation, which saw VOCES8 countertenor, Barney Smith, work with the choir here at Schoo...
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  • SVPS Swim Stars

    Mar 2017
    In January,  five pupils from the Prep School competed at the IAPS Regional Swimming Event, where they performed superbly. Yesterday Mr Davey received the overall results from the 28 regional rounds from all over the country.
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  • Shakespeare Week

    Mar 2017
    On Monday, the Prep department had a fantastic introduction to the Bard’s work when they were treated to a visit by author, Robin Price.
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  • U11A In2Hockey Regionals

    Mar 2017
    On Wednesday, the U11A girls' Hockey team travelled to Redbridge to compete in the In2Hockey Regionals, representing not only our School, but Kent. The girls played with maturity, determination and fantastic skills throughout the whole day. The level of hockey they played was outstanding and both Mr...
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  • Mad Scientist Day

    Mar 2017
    On Tuesday, Year 4 had an action-packed science day. A company called Working Science came in for the day and conducted experiments on Eco-Electricity, Sound and Vibration.
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  • Colts at the National Finals

    Mar 2017
    Two weeks ago, the Colts A Hockey team qualified for the IAPS national competition at Repton School in Derbyshire; a feat that has never been achieved by a team from Sutton Valence Preparatory School before. The tournament took place at the start of this week, and our intrepid team competed against ...
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  • U9 and U11 Cross Country at Ashford Prep

    Mar 2017
    On Monday, our U8, U9, U10 and U11 Cross Country teams travelled to Ashford Prep and we came away with some fantastic results! Eight schools and about sixty pupils per race competed at this event, with boys and girls running together.
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  • Joint Concert

    Mar 2017
    Tuesday evening saw the Prep School’s Bates Hall play host to the (now biennial) Joint Concert; a celebration of musical talent from both the Senior School and the Preparatory School.
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  • Creative Canterbury Trip

    Feb 2017
    It was all about Art and Music when Year 5 headed to Canterbury, sketchbooks in hand, on the Friday before Half Term. Art abounded everywhere in the wonderful architecture of Canterbury's old cobbled streets. 
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  • Silver for the U11B’s at St. Michael’s Netball Tournament

    Feb 2017
    It was a very wet but, thankfully, mild day at the St Michael’s U11B Tournament with ten teams attending. The girls were fired up and ready to give their all, especially as this was the first tournament some of them had been to.
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  • New Deputy Head Announced

    Feb 2017
    The Governors, Headmaster and Miss Corkran are delighted to announce the appointment of James Watkins as Deputy Head from September 2017.
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  • Awesome Arctic Exploration

    Feb 2017
    Year 2 children and their teachers were all captivated by Arctic explorer Felicity Aston MBE, when she visited them this week.
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  • Funny Bones

    Feb 2017
    Reception took part in some skeleton dancing with Miss Kiki to start off their Funny Bones workshop day.
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  • Wonderful World of Brilliant Book

    Feb 2017
    We love books! In Year 1, we celebrated our topic of the ‘Wonderful World of Brilliant Books’ in style, by visiting four different places in one week.
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  • Celebrating Chinese New Year

    Jan 2017
    Last Friday the entire Prep School spent a fun day celebrating not only the upcoming Year of the Rooster, but also the imminent opening of the HIKSVS international School in Tianjin.  Everyone wore one red item to accessorise their uniform so the School was a sea of lucky Chinese red.
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  • Swimming Stars in the Making

    Jan 2017
    Last week we celebrated the success of two of our pupils.
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  • Girls take on STEM

    Jan 2017
    A team of Prep School girls entered the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Engagement Competition run by BAE Systems, the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions.
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  • Year 6 Trip to Dungeness

    Jan 2017
    As part of their studies on Energy in Humanities and Science, Year 6 were lucky enough to visit Dungeness Power station.
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  • Accelerated Readers

    Jan 2017
    This term, we are embarking on an exciting new venture called Accelerated Reader which will be used to promote reading across the Prep School.
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  • A historic year for Sutton Valence School

    Jan 2017
    A New Year - and a new school in the SVS family! Over Christmas, a historic agreement in the annals of Sutton Valence School was signed
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  • French Connections

    Dec 2016
    There has been great excitement in Year 5 and 6 French lessons this week. During the first part of this term, the Year 5 children wrote their first letters (in French)  to the children in class CM1 at L’Ecole Bossuet, our partner school in Beauvais.
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  • Winter Concert 2016

    Dec 2016
    Who has seen the wind?" asked the Chamber Choir.  We may not have been able to see the wind, but a blustery week was rounded off by a magnificent concert in the Bates Hall last Friday. Children from many of our choirs and ensembles performed music from Vivaldi to James Brown, proving that music-maki...
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  • All Around Art

    Dec 2016
    Ancient Greece is famous for its magnificent temples so, in DT, Year 3 have gone back in time to become architects.
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  • U9A Win the Junior King's Canterbury Hockey Tournament

    Nov 2016
    On Thursday the U9A team travelled to Junior King's for their Hockey Tournament. The girls have been unbeaten all season, so we were hopeful we could retain the trophy. In their pool games they beat King’s 5-0, Kent College 4-0 and Northbourne Park 2-0. Their team work, formation and passing skills ...
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  • Dobson Trophy Win

    Nov 2016
    The Dobson Trophy Cross-Country Competition is the biggest cross-country event our intrepid runners take part in during the year.  After a damp start to the week the course was slippery, hilly and long!
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  • London's Burning

    Nov 2016
    On Saturday 1st September 1666 the Great Fire of London started, in 2016, 850 years later, almost to the day, Year 1 took part in their own re-enactment. 
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  • Remembrance Day

    Nov 2016
    Friday, the eleventh day of the eleventh month, was Remembrance Day. The Prep School gathered on the Head's Lawn to observe the national two-minute silence at 11.00am. A trumpeter from the Senior School played the Last Post  and a hush descended as we remembered those who fell in the two world wars ...
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  • Year 1 at the Firefighting Museum

    Oct 2016
    Nee-naw, nee-naw! Year 1 enjoyed our second trip this term, visiting the Kent Firefighting Museum.  This wonderful location had a museum full of fascinating firefighting artifacts, including a ‘fluffy rope’ for climbing out of the window, and a jump chute from even higher levels!  Will we ever know ...
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  • Year 2 Cake Sale

    Oct 2016
    Year 2 children and their parents spent Thursday night baking cakes to sell at our cake sale to raise money for Help for Heroes. The children’s goal was to raise £30.
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  • Harvest Festival and Barn Dance

    Oct 2016
    Wow, what a day we have had in Pre-Prep!  It began with a wonderful church service, remembering why we collect food, and what a special time of year this is.
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  • Tudor Time Travellers

    Oct 2016
    After a slow scrape through the low-hanging trees, the double-decker bus we were in made it out to the main road. We were on our way to Hever Castle for our Tudor Time Travellers trip!
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  • Shakespeare's Globe

    Oct 2016
    Last week Year 6 visited The Globe Theatre in London. They were given a tour of the theatre and saw a rehearsal of Macbeth taking place. They then took part in a drama workshop, based on Macbeth, helping them to get to grips with some of the themes and language in this play.
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  • All Around Art

    Sep 2016
    Year 6 have been researching the American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and the inspirations for her amazing art. To bring her art to life, they visited the Tate Modern to view, a one-of-its-kind exhibition of her paintings and drawings.
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  • You're never too young to try to make a difference!

    Sep 2016
    One of our Prep School pupils has received a letter from the Prime Minister's Office! Charlotte, like many, was moved by the heartbreaking images over the summer of refugee children.
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  • Team building in Year 4

    Sep 2016
    On Tuesday, Year 4 enjoyed an enthralling team building day, at the Swattenden Centre, in Cranbrook.
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  • Masks and Myths trip for Year 3

    Sep 2016
    Year 3 travelled to Greenwich to the Old Royal Naval College to support our topic on Ancient Greece. We spent the day discovering classical gods, goddesses, monsters and heroes from Greek mythology and made masks of our favourite ones.
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  • Art Extravaganza

    Sep 2016
    The Year 2 children were joined by excited parents and grandparents to create an Art project on the topic Earth, Wind and Fire.
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  • Year 1 Trip to Leeds Castle

    Sep 2016
    This week, Year 1 went on a field trip to Leeds Castle to find out about Henry VIII and his meeting with the French King at the Field of the Cloth of Gold.
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  • Leadership in Space!

    Jul 2016
    Leadership in Space Week provided many opportunities for children to broaden their knowledge and develop their leadership skills in a range of different ways.
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  • Celebrity Chef, Rosemary Shrager at Speech Day 2016

    Jul 2016
    Our annual Speech Day took place on the last Saturday in the Summer Term,
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  • Year 2 on Parade

    Jul 2016
    Year 2 children had an exciting opportunity to visit the Senior School and join the RAF cadets this week!
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  • Sports Day

    Jul 2016
    All pupils from Years 3-6 assembled on Saturday morning at the Senior School track, for what was to be yet another very successful Sports Day.
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  • French Fun at the Prep

    Jun 2016
    On Tuesday the Senior School First Formers visited the Prep School, to teach a French lesson to our Year 5 children.
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  • U11 IAPS Rounders Tournament

    Jun 2016
    On Wednesday, for the first time, the IAPS U11 Rounders tournament was held at the Senior School.
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  • Historical Hastings

    Jun 2016
    Year 1 stepped back a hundred years to find out about what trips to the seaside used to be like.
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  • Nursery Fest!

    Jun 2016
    The Nursery Festival was a celebration of our seven learning areas.
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  • Poetry Speaking Competition

    Jun 2016
    Last Friday afternoon, 64 poems were performed with amazing enthusiasm and energy!
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  • Vive la France

    Jun 2016
    The Year 5 children had a brilliant trip to France in the three days before Half Term.
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  • Medieval Banquet Day

    May 2016
    Year 2’s Medieval Banquet Day was rounded off in style this year with the time honoured tradition of the Battle!
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  • Year 6 Evacuation Experience

    May 2016
    Year 6 were transported back to 1939 during their WWII Evacuation Experience.
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  • Judo IAPs Success

    May 2016
    Alfie Reeve, Harrison Cole and William Butters competed in the IAPS Judo competition in High Wycombe last weekend.
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  • Zach National Swimming Finalist

    May 2016
    Zach Whybrow competed at in the National Swimming Finals last week.
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  • A Trip to the Tower

    May 2016
    Year 2 have been on a super adventure to the Tower of London which really brought our topic to life.
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  • Grandparents' Day

    May 2016
    The Prep School welcomed over 200 of our children’s grandparents to Grandparents’ Day; consisting of a tour of the School followed by an afternoon tea.
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  • Foundation Concert

    Apr 2016
    Along with choirs from the other schools in the United Westminster Schools Foundation, our Chamber Choir has been taking part in a project with the internationally-renowned choral group, VOCES8.
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  • The Big Toddle

    Apr 2016
    The sun shone brightly as a colourful parade of princesses and pirates marched onto the Head’s lawn to begin the Nursery's annual Big Toddle event, raising money for Barnardo's.
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  • Rocket Science Seeds

    Apr 2016
    Two kilograms of rocket seeds were flown to the International Space Station in September 2015, where they orbited the Earth for six months.
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  • Ski Trip 2016

    Apr 2016
    Twenty-five plucky pupils and four sleepy members of staff jumped onto an early coach bound for the slopes on 26th March.
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  • The Snow Queen

    Mar 2016
    Years 3 and 4 presented The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, adapted by Kaye Umansky.
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  • New Chairman of Governors for Sutton Valence School

    Mar 2016
    The board of governors has announced that it has appointed Lady Elizabeth Vallance JP Phd as its first female chairman.
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  • Wellesley House U11A Netball Tournament Winners

    Mar 2016
    After a full week, playing two other big tournaments, the U11A team were hungry for their first place win after a run of third place results
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  • First Fixture for U7's

    Mar 2016
    Year 2 girls and boy took on King's Rochester in their first ever fixture for the School.
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  • Year 5 CCF Experience

    Mar 2016
    Year 5 headed off to the Senior School for an afternoon of fun and games with the Senior School CCF NCOs
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  • Mumma Mia hit a high note!

    Mar 2016
    For the second year running, the Senior and Prep Schools' mothers' choir, Mumma Mia, reached the final of the Hospice in the Weald Choir Competition.
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  • Wonderful World Book Day

    Mar 2016
    The School has been buzzing about books this week.
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  • More Cross Country Success

    Mar 2016
    On Tuesday, the Under 9 and Under 11 Cross Country teams competed at Kent College, Pembury.
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  • Wild about Wildwood

    Mar 2016
    Year 3 travelled to the Wildwood Trust, in Herne Bay, to support our Science topic on Bones and Skeletons.
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  • Mad Scientists take over the School

    Feb 2016
    Year 4 had an educational and exciting day of experiments and learning last Friday, The children enjoyed hands-on activities on two topics; Eco-Electricity and Changing States.
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  • Cross Country Champions

    Feb 2016
    The Under 8 and Under 9 Cross Country teams competed at Hilden Grange School on Tuesday 23rd February. Our team consisted of five boys and five girls from each year group.
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  • St Michael's Prep U9A Netball Tournament Winners!

    Feb 2016
    On Thursday afternoon, the U9A netball team travelled to St Michael's Prep School for their first netball tournament. First up, was an end-to-end game against Walthamstow Hall, which the team won 1-0. The girls were relieved to have won, but knew they would need to up their game as they progr...
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  • Adventures under the Sea

    Feb 2016
    On Tuesday, Year 2 set off for an amazing adventure under the sea!
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  • Arresting developments in class

    Feb 2016
    On Tuesday, Year Six had a brilliant Magistrates talk. Two magistrates, Brian Johnson and Alvin Shaw, came and talked to us about crime, court and punishment.
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  • U9 Team Win Fledgling Cup

    Feb 2016
    On Saturday, the U9 Rugby team travelled to Junior King’s School Canterbury to compete in the Fledgling Cup against six other schools
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  • Snow Ball

    Feb 2016
    Year 2 have had a great time at their own Snow Ball! As part of their Adventures in the Cold topic,
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  • We don't like cricket, we love it!

    Feb 2016
    It might be a while off the long summer days and strawberries and cream, but we at SVPS have already made a solid start to preparing our cricketers for the coming season.
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  • A little trip down the Nile

    Jan 2016
    On Tuesday, 1L and 1T took a trip to Egypt as they recreated the River Nile inside the Senior School swimming pool
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  • Prefects' treat

    Jan 2016
    During the final week of last term the Year 6 Prefects were given a special treat to say thank you for all their hard work and effort. The children were treated to a special lunch at their own tables, presided over by Mr Gough and Miss Corkran. The work of the Prefects is to help staff and pupils...
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  • Exploring Eygpt

    Jan 2016
    This week Year 1 have enjoyed an exciting outing to the British Museum, where we took a trip back in time to Ancient Egypt.
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  • Bubbles and Brains

    Dec 2015
    As ever, the much-anticipated Bubbles and Brains quiz took place at the Prep School in the final week of term.
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  • Carols by candlelight

    Dec 2015
    The Prep School once again delivered the most fantastically atmospheric Carol Service in the candlelit Chapel.
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  • Oliver Smith's Football Success

    Dec 2015
    Oliver Smith (Year 6) attended a South East England Prep School football trial at Bede's School on Sunday. Despite competing against 150 other boys,
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  • Operation Rescue!

    Dec 2015
    Year 5 have been reading Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. Michael, a young boy, is stranded on a deserted island. He desperately wants to leave and be with his parents again, so he decides to send a message in a bottle.
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  • First Swimming Gala Victory

    Dec 2015
    On Tuesday evening, the School's U9, U10 and U11 swimming teams hosted Ashford Preparatory School at the Senior School Pool. Our pupils have trained hard over the last couple of years and were really hoping for a victory.
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  • Pre-Prep Choir take to the stage

    Nov 2015
    On Wednesday, after the busy school day, the 21 keen members of Pre-Prep Choir gave their first performance of the year.
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  • Enlightening time at the Prep

    Nov 2015
    The Prep department opened its doors to more than 50 parents as they found out more about their children's school life.
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  • Dobson Trophy Success

    Nov 2015
    On Friday last week, the Prep School competed at the annual Dobson Trophy Cross Country competition. There were around 15 schools competing in three age categories: U9, U11 and U13 with Sutton Valence represented in both the U9 and U11 categories.
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  • Brand new Shooting Club

    Nov 2015
    On Wednesday afternoon, ten very excited Year 5 and 6 pupils arrived at the new shooting range at the Prep School.
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  • Lest We Forget

    Nov 2015
    On Wednesday, the Prep School observed Armistice Day with a ceremony held on the Head's Lawn. The commemorations began the day before with 5E presenting a suitably reverential assembly on the subject of remembrance to the Prep Department.
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  • U11A Hockey Team Success

    Nov 2015
    On Monday, the U11A Hockey team travelled to King's School Canterbury to take part in the Kent In2 Hockey Championships. The team were drawn against Ashford, Kent College (Pembury) and St Lawrence in the group stage.
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  • Chamber Choir welcomes world-renowned Voces8

    Nov 2015
    ​In their first collaboration with a preparatory school, Barnaby Smith, from Voces8, visited this week to work with the Chamber Choir, as part of a project organised by United Westminster Schools (UWS).
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  • What's under your feet?

    Nov 2015
    The children in 6T are becoming citizen scientists, as they carry out some important fieldwork for the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO).
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  • Leading the wave - Maidstone Swim Relay

    Nov 2015
    The Prep School sent two teams to Maidstone Leisure Centre to take part in the Maidstone Swim Relay last week.
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  • Shakespeare's Globe

    Oct 2015
    Having spent some of the term studying Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in both English and Drama,
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  • Stars in the making

    Oct 2015
    As part of Literacy lessons focusing on ‘Speaking and Listening’, Year 1 have entered the film-making business. The three classes have made a trilogy of films: The Egg, The Great Dragon Rescue and The Dragon Snatcher based on the books by M P Robertson.
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  • Harvest Hoedown

    Oct 2015
    Pre-Prep has been celebrating Harvest Festival in style. Pupils dressed as farmers for the day, one even bringing his own tractor costume!
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  • A winning streak for girls hockey

    Oct 2015
    The U10 and U11 girls hockey teams took part in a development tournament at Dulwich Prep School for the Coursehorn Cup
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  • The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

    Oct 2015
    Last Friday the SVPSPA joined the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning (or afternoon in our case) to help raise funds towards Macmillan Cancer Support.
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  • Sutton Valence U9s win Football Tournament

    Sep 2015
    Sutton Valence U9s won the prestigious Yardley Court Football Tournament with an outstanding performance. The team faced stiff opposition against a field of 12 teams, including both local rivals and a few large prep schools from further afield.
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  • Trips galore!

    Sep 2015
    Learning outside the classroom brings education to life and at the start of this school year, Prep School students have been enjoying a number of fantastic trips.
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  • Pre-Prep vs. Prep Parents' Football Match

    Sep 2015
    The competitive spirit was clear to see as the Pre-Prep parents took on their rivals from Prep last Friday.
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  • Challenge day for Year 4

    Sep 2015
    As part of their Leadership and Service Journey, Year 4 visited the Bowles Centre in Tunbridge Wells. Students completed team challenges, such as raft building and problem-solving exercises, and tested their mettle with personal challenges including archery, climbing and abseiling. These fun, yet...
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  • Sutton Valence welcomes Dan Cruickshank

    Aug 2015
    On 24th July SVPS hosted the National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies and the visiting speaker television presenter and author, Dan Cruickshank.
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  • Sporting Legend Is Guest Of Honour At Speech Day 2015

    Jul 2015
    On Saturday 4th July, Sutton Valence Prep hosted its annual Speech Day with guest speaker, Mr Derek Redmond, former international athlete and basketball player. Governors, staff, parents and pupils gathered in the Bates Hall to celebrate the significant achievements of Years 3-6.
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  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    Jul 2015
    Years 5 and 6 gave a dazzling performance of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat last week.
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  • Medieval Day

    Jul 2015
    An imaginative Medieval Day was enjoyed by Year 2
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  • Adventure Week 2015

    Jul 2015
    As part of our commitment to helping the children to develop their leadership skills, the last week of the school year became our first ever ‘Leadership through adventure Week’.
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  • Sports Day 2015

    Jun 2015
    The weather held off to ensure that Prep Sports Day was a runaway success.
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  • Rain fails to dampen spirits at Family Barbecue

    Jun 2015
    Heavy showers were no deterrent to the hundreds of parents, students, staff and friends who attended the annual Family Barbecue and Camp Night.
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  • Girls' Rounders Success

    Jun 2015
    The SVPS U11 Rounders team has been celebrating a successful season, improving their results at each game and tournament.
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  • Pre-Prep Speech Day

    Jun 2015
    The Pre-Prep and Nursery Speech Day was a proud day for all of the children, teachers and parents who attended.
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  • Prep Pupils Get Gardening

    Jun 2015
    Both Year 3 and 5 pupils have been getting green-fingered this week
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  • Poetry Speaking Competition

    Jun 2015
    On Friday 22nd May it was our annual Poetry Speaking Competition...
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  • Bye Beautiful Butterflies

    May 2015
    On Thursday morning, with sunshine, birdsong and some sad hearts, Year 3 released their butterflies into their natural habitat.
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  • French Explorers

    May 2015
    Forty very tired Year 5 children returned home on Friday evening after a busy and exciting three days in France.
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  • Sweet Summer Music

    May 2015
    We were delighted that the SVPS Chamber Choir was invited to perform at the Senior School’s Summer Concert last Thursday.
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  • Cookie Conundrum solved!

    May 2015
    Year 2 entertained friends and family in their performance of Sherlock Holmes: Cookie Conundrum.
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  • Orchard Run

    May 2015
    The Orchard Run Cross Country competition was a great success, with the most competitors yet.
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  • Big Toddle, big fun

    May 2015
    SVPS's youngest children have been working hard to raise money for Barnardos by taking part in the annual Big Toddle.
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  • Year 6 Mathematicians Claim Second place in Year 7 Competition

    Apr 2015
    Sutton Valence Prep School mathematicians excelled themselves in the SVS Prep School Maths competition held last week.
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  • Swimming to success

    Apr 2015
    Sutton Valence Prep School will be represented at the National IAPs Championships.
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  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    Mar 2015
    Years 3 and 4 presented Roald Dahl’s own comedic take on the original fairy-tale story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
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  • Combined Cadet Force (CCF) challenge for Prep Pupils

    Mar 2015
    More than 40 Prep School children were put through their paces by NCO’s from the Fifth and Sixth Form last Friday.
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  • Opera Singer Visits Year 5 and 6

    Mar 2015
    Our Year 5 and 6 pupils were visited by Canterbury-born opera singer Bryony Williams, in their music lessons this week.
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  • Buddy Break!

    Mar 2015
    Year 2 met their Year 5 buddies for the first time and they spent an enjoyable break time getting to know each other.
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  • Grand plans for renewable energy

    Mar 2015
    Year 6 pupils at Sutton Valence Prep have been exploring one of today’s most difficult issues, renewable energy.
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  • Sporting Success at SVPS

    Mar 2015
    Dedication, strong teamwork and fantastic coaching have led to a superb sporting season for SVPS. In every tournament, we have seen the teams rise to the challenge as they played against tough competition.
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  • Year 1 'Wow' in Scrapman Production

    Mar 2015
    Year 1 delighted parents and staff with their skilled performance of Scrapman.
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  • Geology Rocks

    Mar 2015
    Year 3 pupils got a hands-on Science experience as they explored Geology in a parent-led workshop.
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  • Wonderful World Book Day Costumes

    Mar 2015
    SVPS students celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as characters from their favourite books.
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  • Musical Delight at Whole School Concert

    Mar 2015
    Over 100 children from SVS and SVPS joined together for the first joint school concert for 15 years.
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  • U11 Triumph at Boys' Hockey Tournament

    Mar 2015
    This week SVSP hosted our own U11 Hockey tournament, which brought together ten local hockey playing schools. The boys played brilliantly showing good sportsmanship and perseverance as they played successive teams.
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  • Roman Workshop

    Mar 2015
    Year 4 had a Roman Day. As we went into the Bates Hall, on the wall there was a huge map
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  • Prep School is invincible on the rugby pitch!

    Feb 2015
    Top teamwork has given Sutton Valence Prep School an all-age unbeaten season on the rugby pitch.
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  • Fire and Ice!

    Jan 2015
    Year 2 spent a happy morning in the Senior School Art Department yesterday.
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  • Nursery's Winter Walk

    Jan 2015
    Nursery have been out and about in the Prep School grounds, all wrapped up in their winter coats and hats
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  • Fun and tasty fractions!

    Jan 2015
    Last week, Mrs Barr’s Year 4 Maths set found exciting ways of working with fractions.
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  • Ben has the World Youth Cup in his sights!

    Jan 2015
    A pupil in Year 6 is celebrating his success at being picked for the U11 Independent School Football Association (ISFA) South East squad.
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  • Putting things in order

    Jan 2015
    Nursery have been learning all about measuring
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  • A Day in a Victorian School

    Dec 2014
    On Victorian Day we went to school in costume, I looked like a chimney sweep. We had lessons like the Victorians did, the teachers were very strict and there was no light, only candles
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  • Are you a Vitruvian Man?

    Nov 2014
    This week, Mrs Harrison’s Year 5 Maths set have been extending their understanding of measurement.
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  • U11 girls look forward to regionals in March

    Nov 2014
    Congratulations to the U11A Hockey team on successfully reaching the regionals in two hockey championships
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  • Marvellous Music Making!

    Nov 2014
    Today, 5A played 'London Bridge is Falling Down' on our ukuleles; it was such fun!
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  • Prep School Remembers

    Nov 2014
    Children and staff at the Preparatory School gathered on the Head's Lawn this morning to remember those who had fallen in war.
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  • Renowned author entertains a packed Bates Hall

    Nov 2014
    During half term, a packed Bates Hall at the Prep School was treated to a most delightful and memorable afternoon with world renowned author, Alexander McCall Smith.
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  • Phoebe designs bouquet for HRH The Duchess of Cornwall

    Oct 2014
    To mark the visit of The Duchess of Cornwall to Chapel Down Vineyard, Phoebe Tresnan (Year 4) designed and helped to make the bouquet she would then present to Her Royal Highness.
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  • Mr Gough's important visitors

    Oct 2014
    The Head of the Prep School had some important visitors this week. The children in Nursery have been learning all about their new community and the people who help them.
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  • U10 and U11 girls both triumph in Coursehorn Cup!

    Oct 2014
    The Under 11C and Under 10B/C teams travelled to Dulwich Prep School to take part in their tournament, the Coursehorn Cup, this week.
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  • Turkey claws and dog biscuit skeletons!

    Oct 2014
    Year 4 have been learning about bones and skeletons in their Science lessons.
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  • Nursery go shape hunting!

    Oct 2014
    Nursery children have been out and about around the Preparatory School site this week to see if they can find different shapes.
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  • Prep School pupils see stars!

    Sep 2014
    Pupils from the Prep School were the first to get an extraordinary view of the heavens, through a magnificent new telescope donated to the Herstmonceux Observatory Science Centre in East Sussex.
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  • Happy Hooves gallop through the Prep School

    Sep 2014
    A children's author with the rib-tickling name of A Bogie read extracts from her books to the reception class at the Preparatory School.
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  • Home grown vegetables for lunch!

    Sep 2014
    Pupils at the Prep School have been relishing the fruits of their labours since returning to School from the summer holidays.
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  • Former England cricketer bowls them over at Prep School Speech Day

    Jul 2014
    Children and parents at the Prep School were delighted to welcome former England and Leicestershire cricketer Matthew Hoggard MBE to their Speech Day.
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  • National Prep Schools Finals

    Jul 2014
    Three Sutton Valence Preparatory School pupils represented Kent at the National Prep Schools Athletics Finals at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham yesterday.
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  • Move Up Day for all at Sutton Valence Prep

    Jun 2014
    Leaving their old class behind and moving up a year, where the routines and teaching may be different, can be a daunting prospect for children.
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  • Sutton Valence Prep School three go to IAPS national finals

    Jun 2014
    Sutton Valence Prep had a very successful day at the IAPS Athletics last week. The whole team were superb; many of them set new personal bests, School records were broken and SVPS won 4 national final places out of a possible 22.
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  • Prep School Year 6 enjoy their Senior School Induction Day

    Jun 2014
    On 17th June, everyone in Year 6 who is going to Sutton Valence in September attended the Senior School Induction Day.
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  • Science Monitor wakes up to a surprise

    Jun 2014
    On Thursday morning during half-term last week, Science Monitor, Harriet Bonney, Year 6, woke up to find that she had three more guinea pigs than when she went to bed the night before!
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  • Year 2 experience First World War rations at Senior School

    May 2014
    Year 2 marched over to the Senior School as part of their work on the centenary of the start of WW1, to accompany the CCF cadets on parade.
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  • Lily in national top 10

    May 2014
    Setting a new personal best in the heats of the 25 metre butterfly saw Lily Mostowfi, Year 5, go through to the finals of the national IAPS Swimming Championships.
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  • U10 A team win Junior King's Rounders Tournament

    May 2014
    Sutton Valence Prep School U10A Rounders team were deservedly tournament winners at the Junior King's competition.
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  • 'Jonah' by Year 2

    May 2014
    Some pictures from Year 2's production this term
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  • Punching above our weight!

    May 2014
    The Under 12 Senior School Maths Competition was a great success for us
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  • Head Boy and Girl win applause

    May 2014
    At Open Morning last Friday, Head Boy, Tom Poplett, and Head Girl, Maisie Rixon, spoke to the assembled visitors.
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  • Prep Musicians pass with flying colours

    May 2014
    Congratulations to all!
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  • Ashford Cross Country

    Mar 2014
    Congratulations to all our cross country runners
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  • Shooting hoops for Sport Relief

    Mar 2014
    Children and teachers at the Prep School gave up their sleep to help raise funds for Sport Relief.
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  • Lost in the Museum!

    Mar 2014
    Year 1's drama performance this term was an adaptation of 'Lost in the Museum'
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  • Year 5 CCF Experience

    Mar 2014
    Last week Year 5 headed off to the Senior School for an afternoon of fun and games with the Senior School CCF NCOs.
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  • Mumma Mia hits the high note!

    Mar 2014
    Full of enthusiasm, Mumma Mia boarded the 7.32 from Headcorn last Saturday on their way to the regional auditions for Choir of the Year 2014
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  • Primary Schools Singing Day

    Mar 2014
    Five local primary schools joined the Junior Choir for an afternoon of singing
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  • Pancake Day

    Mar 2014
    With chocolate sauce, jam, syrup and the more traditional lemon juice and sugar to choose from
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  • Chairman opens latest building developments

    Mar 2014
    Last Friday saw representatives from the Parents' Association, staff and senior management from both the Prep School and the Senior School, join Governors in a short ceremony
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  • Year 5 pupil keeps goal for England

    Mar 2014
    After only 18 months in the game Jo-Jo Williams was invited in October 2013 to join the monthly England Roller Hockey training sessions
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  • Literacy week in pictures

    Mar 2014
    Reading for fun, all over the Prep School
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  • 100% Excellent

    Feb 2014
    A recent ISI Inspection has given all at the Preparatory School a lot to be proud of
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  • Year 5 'cellist takes a bow!

    Feb 2014
    Young 'cellist, Gabriel Lordon, has been playing the instrument for three years and in recent exams (for grades 1 - 5)
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  • Beat box and body percussion with Voces8

    Feb 2014
    Twenty Prep School Choristers travelled across to the Senior School recently for a singing master class with Voces8. The much acclaimed vocal group has a long and fruitful association with Sutton Valence
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  • G'day to Australia Day

    Jan 2014
    Britains aren’t renowned for marking Australia Day – but for our Prep School pupils it was a chance to combine geography, cultural studies and music in a celebration of all things
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  • Maths in Action

    Jan 2014
    On 9th January, Year 1 went on a trip to the Museum of Childhood in London. This was the most wonderful introduction to our new topic for this term on collections.
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  • U10 Girls triumph at East Grinstead hockey tournament

    Nov 2013
    This week (Wednesday 27th) the U10s were delighted to have been invited to play in the East Grinstead Tournament. Historically, the competition attracts teams from much larger prep schools
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  • Awesome Astrodome

    Nov 2013
    Years 2 to 6 enjoyed an exciting visit from a mobile planetarium on Tuesday. As soon as the staff and pupils entered the Bates Hall, they were faced with a huge, black, air filled dome
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  • Goals galore at hockey tournament!

    Nov 2013
    Making the headlines this week were our U10A girls who travelled to Tunbridge Wells on Wednesday for the annual Holmewood House Hockey Tournament with Holmewood House, Dulwich Prep and Ardingly.
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  • 'Swift as a shadow, short as any dream'

    Oct 2013
    Years 5 and 6 have been busy enjoying their Shakespeare workshop. As part of their work on Midsummer Night’s Dream they have been learning to be mischievous fairies, budding actors and royalty!
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  • Sporting Success!

    Oct 2013
    This has been a busy couple of weeks for tournaments for our pupils. Our U11A girls’ hockey team competed firstly at Bishop’s Stortford and then a little closer to home at our own U11A hockey
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  • Young Journalist of the Year

    Sep 2013
    Congratulations to Annabelle Majin, Year 6, named this week as the overall national winner of 'Stabilo's Young Journalist of the Year competition'. Upon receiving the wonderful news, Annabelle said
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  • Sutton Valence Prep School pupils excel at GCSE

    Aug 2013
    15 ex-Prep School pupils who moved on to the Senior School, Sutton Valence pupils are celebrating a fantastic 64% pass rate at A* and A grades in their GCSEs, against 44.1% for the whole year group
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  • Skoolz Out at Music on the Hill!

    Jul 2013
    Congratulations to Toby, Noah, Max and Finn, who have been selected to perform at 'Music on the Hill' on 21st July. As 'Skoolz Out' they will be appearing at the Family Fun Sunday alongside 'Stooshe'
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  • Skoolz Out at Music on the Hill!

    Jul 2013
    Congratulations to Toby, Noah, Max and Finn, who have been selected to perform at 'Music on the Hill' on 21st July. As 'Skoolz Out' they will be appearing at the Family Fun Sunday alongside 'Stooshe'
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