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  • Field Day 2021

    15 October 2021
    This week has seen a number of year groups embark on various field day activities.
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  • In2 Hockey Tournament

    15 October 2021
    On Monday, the Colts A team travelled to Junior King’s, Canterbury to compete in the In2 Hockey Tournament.
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  • Year 2 trip to the Big Cat Sanctuary

    15 October 2021
    The Year 2 children enjoyed the most fantastic day at The Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden. 
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    Year 2 trip to the Big Cat Sanctuary
  • Ashford Hockey Tournament

    15 October 2021
    Last Saturday, our U10A Girls' Hockey team competed in the Ashford Hockey Tournament.
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    Ashford Hockey Tournament
  • Head of Pre-Prep's Lines - 15th October 2021

    15 October 2021
    It has been a joyous week in Pre-Prep, the sun has been shining and we have enjoyed the autumn days.
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    Head of Pre-Preps Lines - 15th October 2021
  • Academic Deputy Head's Lines - 15th October 2021

    15 October 2021
    How many times have we, as adults not noticed something that our children have, as we drive them on a journey?
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    Academic Deputy Heads Lines - 15th October 2021
  • Karl Hopwood Online Safety Talk

    15 October 2021
    On Wednesday, we welcomed Karl Hopwood to the School, who is an online safety expert.
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  • CREST Awards 2021

    15 October 2021
    We are incredibly proud to announce that Ben Knighton, Alexander Tolhurst (both Upper Sixth) and Thomas Dolan (Lower Sixth) have been awarded a CREST award this term of outstanding project work Science.
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    CREST Awards 2021
  • Mind Maps - P4L

    08 October 2021
    As part of our P4L lessons in Year 2, we have been learning about mind maps.
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  • Year 4 Humanities

    08 October 2021
    In Humanities, 4S are learning about the fascinating Roman Empire.
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    Year 4 Humanities
  • Head's Lines - 8th October 2021

    08 October 2021
    One of the things I love most about my job is popping into lessons and observing the learning and teaching in all parts of the School.
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    Heads Lines - 8th October 2021
  • Hello October

    08 October 2021
    Hello, my name is Lara, and I am in Year 6.
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    Hello October
  • Poetic License

    08 October 2021
    Thursday 7th October was National Poetry Day. It is an annual mass celebration of poetry that encourages all to enjoy, discover and share poetry.
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  • Hockey Tournament - September 2021

    08 October 2021
    Our U14A Girls' Hockey team travelled to Kent College Canterbury on Thursday to participate in the first Hockey tournament of the season.
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    Hockey Tournament September 2021
  • Kingdon Society lecture - Hamish de Bretton-Gordon OBE

    08 October 2021
    The first Kingdon Society lecture of the academic year occurred on Wednesday evening in the Chapel with an impressive turnout.
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    Kingdon Society lecture - Hamish de Bretton-Gordon OBE
  • Headmaster's Headlines - 8th October 2021

    08 October 2021
    In assembly today, following a moment of reflection on the challenging last couple of days.
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    Headmasters Headlines - 8th October 2021
  • Shooting Success

    07 October 2021
    Callum Davis (Lower Sixth) has recently been selected to compete for the Kent 25-yard prone junior shooting team.
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  • Photography Trip

    07 October 2021
    Last Friday, our Fourth Form GCSE Photography students headed to Gillingham Riverside Park and Rochester Castle.
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  • COVID-19 Update

    07 October 2021
    As we approach half term, we thought it would be useful to share with you how we are responding to the latest Covid related challenges.
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  • Farewell Noodle

    07 October 2021
    This week Neru Baral, one of our long-standing catering staff, returns to Nepal to spend time with her family.
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  • 'Jungle Wallah to International Businessman'

    30 September 2021
    The School is delighted to have been included within the pages of 'Jungle Wallah to International Businessman', a recently published memoir by Old Suttonian John MacNaughtan (1962 L).
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  • Headmaster's Headlines - 1st October 2021

    30 September 2021
    On Thursday morning I did a thorough walk through the whole campus with colleagues in the Admissions department to ensure that we are looking at our best ahead of the Open Day.
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    Headmasters Headlines - 1st October 2021
  • Electric Start!

    30 September 2021
    How lovely it is to be back in the laboratory - nothing quite beats being back at School and seeing our children excelling, but most of all, having fun whilst doing so!
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  • Prep vs Pre-Prep Football 2021 - Match Report

    30 September 2021
    After the SVPS annual Parent’s Football match 2020 registered a 'No Result', it was with great relief and anticipation that the 2021 game could go ahead! 
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  • Strike up the Band

    30 September 2021
    It has been such a thrill this term for the SVPS Orchestra to reconvene at last.
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  • Head's Lines - 1st October 2021

    30 September 2021
    Over the last couple of weeks, I have enjoyed sharing and discussing the opening chapter to Keilly Swifts’ 'How to Make a Better World' during our Monday assemblies.
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    Heads Lines - 1st October 2021
  • Al Fresco 'Romeo and Juliet'

    30 September 2021
    On Wednesday, the Fourth Form was treated to a live performance of Romeo and Juliet, acted out by the Three Inch Fools touring theatre company.
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  • ‘Twelfth Night’ at Shakespeare’s Globe

    30 September 2021
    After the disappointment of last year's cancelled trips, the Upper Sixth English A Level classes were thrilled to be London-bound last Tuesday evening.
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    ‘Twelfth Night’ at Shakespeare’s Globe
  • Hockey Success

    30 September 2021
    This summer, Samuel Laird (Fifth Form) represented the South East Hockey U15 team, known as the Saxon Tigers at the event, where they came second overall
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  • CCF Field Day 2021

    30 September 2021
    Last Thursday, the whole of the Third Form went on a Field Day as part of CCF. Cadet Otis Meneses-Bautista kindly reported on the trip.
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  • MedSoc Lunch

    30 September 2021
    A group of self-selecting students, from keen First Form pupils to members of the Upper Sixth hoping to be accepted into medical school by this time next year, gathered in the Library for the first MedSoc Lunch event.
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  • Lord-Lieutenant Award

    27 September 2021
    Each year, the Lord-Lieutenant, currently The Lady Colgrain, appoints young people to serve as the Lord-Lieutenant’s cadets. They are drawn from all cadet forces in Kent.  
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  • Lifetime Achiever Award

    24 September 2021
    Our congratulations go to Desmond High (1973 F), who has been awarded a Lifetime Achiever Award at the Grassroots Cricket Awards.
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  • Headmaster's Headlines - 24th September 2021

    24 September 2021
    We have made it to Exeat weekend!
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    Headmasters Headlines - 24th September 2021
  • Olivia Completes her English Channel Swim

    24 September 2021
    Olivia Q (Year 6) has done it; she has swum the English Channel in five weeks!
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  • The Day I Met An Olympic Hero

    24 September 2021
    Esmée B (Year 6) wrote her Prefect piece called 'The Day I Met An Olympic Hero'. She said, "On Sunday 12th September, I arrived as usual at Canterbury Hockey Club for my weekly training."
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  • SVPSPA Family Barbecue

    24 September 2021
    The long-awaited SVPSPA family barbecue finally took place on Saturday 11th September and it proved to be the best possible way to start our new academic year.
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  • Head of Pre-Prep's Lines - 24th September 2021

    24 September 2021
    School life in Pre-Prep has begun and it has been so wonderful to welcome everyone back into the building, seeing lots of happy faces and, of course, some very smart children in their uniforms.
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    Head of Pre-Preps Lines - 24th September 2021
  • Sepsis Research FEAT

    24 September 2021
    Last Friday, Abi Dawson, our new Governor and former parent, spoke in the Headmaster’s Assembly about Sepsis Research FEAT.
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  • National Showjumping Competition

    24 September 2021
    On Sunday 25th July, at the David Broome Event Centre in Wales, Alfie Miles competed in a national showjumping competition.
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  • Head of School Speech - Eliza Semmens (Upper Sixth)

    24 September 2021
    Eliza Semmens (Upper Sixth) delivered her Head of School speech during the Headmaster's Assembly today.
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  • CCF Shooting News

    17 September 2021
    On the 11th September, the SVS Shooting team headed off to the Pirbright Ranges in Guildford for the Regional Cadet Bisley Championships.
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  • Eco Society

    17 September 2021
    There is more carbon dioxide in our atmosphere than at any time in human history.
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  • The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

    17 September 2021
    Our talented Art Technician, Mr Allen, has had one of his pieces selected to be shown in The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition from 22nd September to 2nd January 2022. 
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  • Headmaster's Headlines - 17th September 2021

    17 September 2021
    We have had a super week here at SVS. The summer holidays already seem a long time ago and it is great that we are into our routines of both learning in the classrooms/labs and in our creative and sporting activities. 
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  • The Sound of Colour

    17 September 2021
    Colour is reverberating from the gallery walls outside the Art Room. 
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  • New Beginnings

    17 September 2021
    The start of a new academic year is like a blank sheet of paper, and there is no better time to embark on a new enterprise, such as learning to play a musical instrument.
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  • Head's Lines - 17th September 2021

    17 September 2021
    With the beginning of a new School year, we return to the beginning of our cycle of Learning Powers, with a focus on independence and initiative.
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    Heads Lines - 17th September 2021
  • Issy's Journey 2021

    17 September 2021
    Olivia (Fifth Form), William (Third Form) and the Chadwick family completed a walking challenge called 'Issy's Journey 2021', to raise money for the Hedgehog Ward in Pembury Hospital.
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  • Head of School Speech - Tyler Weekes (Upper Sixth)

    17 September 2021
    Tyler Weekes (Upper Sixth) delivered his Head of School speech during the Headmaster's Assembly today (Friday).
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    Head of School Speech - Tyler Weekes (Upper Sixth)
  • Guard of Honour - 2021

    17 September 2021
    This week, the CCF were proud to take Mr Thomas’s first CCF Parade, welcoming him as our Head of CCF.
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  • Olivia Swims the English Channel

    10 September 2021
    Year 6 Prefect Olivia Q said, "I am swimming 22 miles to support the charity Macmillan"
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  • Head's Line - 10th September 2021

    10 September 2021
    Both the blazing sun and the smiles of the entire SVPS community lit up our site as the children returned to School on Tuesday morning!
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    Heads Line - 10th September 2021
  • Swimming Summer Success

    10 September 2021
    Huge congratulations to Edward Gaston (Upper Sixth) and Evie Smith (Third Form), who both took part in the Southeast Region Festival of Swimming over the summer.
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  • James Shone Visit 2021

    10 September 2021
    Special guest, and friend of the School, James Shone has been delivering a powerful message to our students over the last few days.
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  • Heads of School - Michaelmas Term 2021

    10 September 2021
    We are delighted to announce that Eliza Semmens and Tyler Weekes have been selected to be our Heads of School this term.
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    Heads of School - Michaelmas Term 2021
  • Cambridge English Success

    10 September 2021
    Despite almost all examinations being cancelled in the summer, the Cambridge English international examinations were able to go ahead.
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  • Silver DofE Achievements

    10 September 2021
    After completing Silver practice expeditions during June, two groups of Fifth Form pupils went on to complete their Silver qualifying expedition during the first week of the summer holiday.
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  • Inter-County Show Jumping and Inter-County Dressage Championships

    10 September 2021
    On the 23rd August, the SVS Equestrian team travelled to Hickstead to compete in the Inter-County Show Jumping and Inter-County Dressage Championships.
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    Inter-County Show Jumping and Inter-County Dressage Championships.
  • Communal Walk 2021

    10 September 2021
    Today (Friday) the whole School set off on the annual Communal Walk. This year, we are supporting the Chadwick family’s fundraising activities in aid of the Hedgehog Ward at Pembury Hospital. 
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  • Headmaster's Headlines - 10th September 2021

    10 September 2021
    It has been wonderful to see everybody in school this week for what has been a very busy and productive start to the term.
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    Headmasters Headlines - 10th September 2021
  • GCSE Results 2021

    13 August 2021
    Sutton Valence School is pleased to report some outstanding achievements by its students in their GCSE and other qualifications this summer.
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  • A Level Results 2021

    10 August 2021
    Sutton Valence School is pleased to report some outstanding achievements by its students in their A Levels and other qualifications this summer.
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  • Big Cat Sanctuary Design Challenge

    22 July 2021
    The Design and Technology department is challenging the First, Second and Third Forms this summer to design a new enclosure for one of the small cats at the Big Cat Sanctuary.
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  • Prize and Award Winners

    09 July 2021
    The Summer Term Prize and Award Winners.
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  • United Westminter and Grey Coat Foundations Athletics Winners

    07 July 2021
    Due to the current circumstances, this year’s annual United Westminster and Grey Coat Foundation Athletics competition took place virtually.
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    United Westminter and Grey Coat Foundations Athletics Winners
  • England Rugby U18 Development Camp

    07 July 2021
    Congratulations to Nathan Michelow (Lower Sixth) who has been invited to attend the England Rugby U18 Development Camp at the end of this month.
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  • LWOST Trip to the Big Cat Sanctuary

    07 July 2021
    This week, a group of Fourth Form Design and Technology students were able to gain an understanding of the different cats and the different enrichment activities that take place at The Big Cat Sanctuary.
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  • Flambeau Tour

    07 July 2021
    Flambeau has grown rapidly since its inception in 1975 and is one of the leading plastic manufacturers in the UK, specialising in plastic manufacturing processes using blow moulding, injection moulding and complete bespoke plastic moulding solutions.
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  • Digital Learning

    02 July 2021
    Year 6 has been using an online photo editing tool on their Surface Go’s using their stylus for their topic on Image Editing.
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  • Year 4 Theatrics

    02 July 2021
    Year 4 dramatically constructed theatres from recycled cereal boxes.
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  • Year 6 Art Exhibition 2021

    02 July 2021
    Our Year 6 children's masterpieces captured the children’s creativity and individuality perfectly.
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    Year 6 Art Exhibition 2021
  • Year 6 Play 2021

    02 July 2021
    The Year 6 production is always a highlight of the year and, despite the fact we were unable to welcome a live audience into the Bates Hall, the children put their hearts and souls into their performance.
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    Year 6 Play 2021
  • Message from the Deputy Head - 2nd July 2021

    02 July 2021
    The final weeks of this term have been full of firsts and lasts.
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    Message from the Deputy Head - 2nd July 2021
  • Cricket Celebrations

    02 July 2021
    Thursday saw two Cricket teams participating in Cricket tournaments.
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  • The Dale Cup 2021

    02 July 2021
    At the end of last week, the most anticipated football tournament of the Summer got underway.
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    The Dale Cup 2021
  • DofE First Aid Training

    02 July 2021
    It is not only the pupils that need to undergo refresher first aid training, as our staff are also required to update their knowledge and skills.
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    DofE First Aid Training
  • Geography Trip - Reculver

    02 July 2021
    On Tuesday, the Lower Sixth Geography students battled the wet weather conditions like true geographers during their trip to Reculver.
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    Geography Trip - Reculver
  • Target 4 Green

    02 July 2021
    Last Thursday, our First, Second and Fourth Form pupils were excited to welcome Peter Milne from Target 4 Green to the School to hear his talk on climate change.
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    Target 4 Green
  • Camber Sands Field Trip

    02 July 2021
    Last Friday, our Lower Sixth Biology students had a wonderful field trip to Camber Sands, to measure the biodiversity of the different habitats located there.
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    Camber Sands Field Trip
  • Junior STEM Day

    02 July 2021
    It was wonderful to host the Junior STEM day on Thursday this week.
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    Junior STEM Day
  • Tea Dunking

    01 July 2021
    In true British fashion, our First and Second Form Mathematicians used tea to solve some of their problems! Their mission: to create a biscuit that can endure the tea-dunking test.
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    Tea Dunking
  • CCF Third Form Range Day

    01 July 2021
    On Wednesday, our Third Form CCF students went to Hythe Ranges.
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    CCF Third Form Range Day
  • Poetry Sharing 

    01 July 2021
    On a wet Tuesday afternoon, some of our First Form students and residents at Sutton Valence Care Home shared another session of virtual poetry reading.
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    Poetry Sharing 
  • Sports Leaders 2021

    01 July 2021
    We are delighted to announce that all 20 students who completed their Level 3 Qualification in Sports Leadership successfully passed.
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    Sports Leaders 2021
  • Equestrian Selection for England

    01 July 2021
    This week has been a fantastic week for Alfie Miles (Fourth Form), who has been selected to represent England in Equestrianism.
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    Equestrian Selection for England
  • Life Explorers

    25 June 2021
    This term, Year 5 has been exploring life - more specifically, animal lifecycles.
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    Life Explorers
  • Surreal Towers

    25 June 2021
    Year 3’s Miro-inspired sculptures have been a towering success.
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    Surreal Towers
  • Fine Feathers 2021

    25 June 2021
    On Tuesday, our Year 6 pupils had the opportunity to extend their creativity in a glass workshop led by artist Sarah Sillibourne.
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    Fine Feathers 2021
  • Who Are You?

    25 June 2021
    Edward A (Year 6) has written his prefect piece this week called Who Are You?
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    Who Are You?
  • Super Sandwiches

    25 June 2021
    In English this week, Year 3 has been exploring the skill of writing instructions by making the most delicious sandwiches!
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    Super Sandwiches
  • Message from Head of Pre-Prep - 25th June 2021

    25 June 2021
    Earlier this week, I was greeted by Charlotte in Year 6 who said ‘Morning Miss McCarmick, don’t you just love the British weather?’.
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    Message from Head of Pre-Prep - 25th June 2021
  • Super Salads

    25 June 2021
    Perhaps we underestimated quite how important a self-serve salad counter is to our corporate wellbeing! 
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  • Sixth Form Induction Day

    25 June 2021
    Earlier this week, we were delighted to welcome our new students who will be joining the Sixth Form in September.
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  • 1st VII Rugby Success

    25 June 2021
    On Wednesday, the 1st VII Rugby squad took to the pitches for the first time this academic year to play in a friendly sevens tournament hosted at The Duke of York’s Royal Military School.
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    1st VII Rugby Success
  • Summer Sports Camps 2021

    25 June 2021
    We are delighted to be hosting both a Girls' Hockey and a Boys' Rugby camp, run by Saracens, this summer.
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    Summer Sports Camps 2021
  • Choir Celebrations

    24 June 2021
    Congratulations to Florence Powell (Second Form) who has gained a place in the prestigious Canterbury Cathedral Girls’ Choir.
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    Choir Celebrations
  • CCF Guard of Honour 2021

    24 June 2021
    This week, the CCF were proud to take Mr Grindlay’s final CCF Parade. 
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    CCF Guard of Honour 2021
  • Message from Academic Deputy Head - 18th June 2021

    18 June 2021
    Repetition is the First Principle of All Learning
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    Message from Academic Deputy Head - 18th June 2021
  • SVS Induction Day 2021

    18 June 2021
    On Monday, a number of our Year 6 children, who are moving up to the Senior School, attended their virtual Induction