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  • Creative Challenge

    23 October 2020
    This past week saw Year 3 attempt to channel their thinking skills in creative ways.
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  • Forest School

    23 October 2020
    Last Friday, Reception had a wonderful time in Forest School. 
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  • A Stitch in Time

    23 October 2020
    The phrase a ‘stitch in time saves nine’ is an old saying which is believed to have had its origins in sewing.
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  • Lighting Up the Science Lab

    23 October 2020
    It has been a busy few weeks in Science as the children have had lots of fun, completing their topics this half term.
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  • PE News

    23 October 2020
    With no swimming allowed, PE this term took a slightly different route to our previous Michaelmas terms.
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  • Message from the Head - 23rd October 2020

    23 October 2020
    Looking back over the last seven weeks, it is incredible to reflect on how much has been achieved despite the challenging times in which we continue to live.
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    Message from the Head - 23rd October 2020
  • Sunny Scavenger Hunt

    23 October 2020
    Our Junior Leadership students took advantage of the unusually balmy October weather we are having and headed outside for a scavenger hunt.
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  • Headmaster's Copy Prize

    23 October 2020
    We are delighted to announce various students have been awarded Headmaster's Copy Prizes during today's assembly.
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  • Sustainable Catering

    23 October 2020
    Providing 1300 meals a day over two sites is enough of a challenge under normal circumstances, and it also makes us the second-largest catering operation in the Maidstone district.
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  • Cocoa Runners Report

    22 October 2020
    Last Friday, we held our Annual Kingdon Society Lecture.
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  • United World Schools

    22 October 2020
    Last Friday, during the Headmaster's assembly, we were delighted to welcome Ellen Smith from United World Schools (UWS) who gave a presentation in Chapel.
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  • Exploring English

    22 October 2020
    The Third Form has been exploring the topic of 'speeches that shaped the world'.
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  • Great Golfing

    22 October 2020
    Congratulations to the Sutton Valence Golf team who came sixth in the 2020 ISGA National Matchplay Finals.
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  • Clay Coasters

    16 October 2020
    In Design Technology, Year 4 became Roman artisans; designing and making mosaic-inspired coasters.
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  • Cool Coding

    16 October 2020
    Year 3 have been working with Scratch this term.
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  • P4L - Mind Maps

    16 October 2020
    Year 6 have been exploring ways to stretch their minds, as they continue to explore learning and strategies that can help. They have discovered mind maps.
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  • Message from Academic Deputy Head - 16th October 2020

    16 October 2020
    In a week that has seen a large proportion of Year 6 undertaking assessments, both in the form of the Kent Test and also Scholarship Assessments for the Senior School, it is pertinent, perhaps, to consider why it is important to encourage children to take on challenges and experience uncertainty, fa...
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  • OS News - Memorial Quest

    16 October 2020
    In amongst all of the early gloom that 2020 brought, we received the positive news that Old Suttonian David Nelson (1966 C) had succeeded in his efforts to have a Holocaust survivor’s memory properly recognised.
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  • Field Day 2020 - Leadership

    16 October 2020
    The Second Form took part in a competitive and action-packed day, learning valuable leadership skills.
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  • Field Day 2020 - Juniors

    16 October 2020
    The Second Form was fortunate enough to go to The Climbing Experience in Maidstone.
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  • Field Day 2020 - Design Technology

    15 October 2020
    Our Fourth Form Design Technology students designed bespoke Tote bags using CAD-CAM during their Field Day.
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  • Field Day 2020 - Science

    15 October 2020
    On Monday, the whole School took part in our annual Field Day. In Science, ten Physics students were split into two teams and set a futuristic task. 
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  • Space in Science

    15 October 2020
    This week in First Form Science, 1N has been researching the development of telescopes as part of their Space topic. 
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  • Sutton Bake Off

    15 October 2020
    Inspired by the new series of the Great British Bake Off, Head of House, Nicole Avery (Upper Sixth) led a Sutton Bake Off last Sunday afternoon.
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  • HOYS

    15 October 2020
    Last weekend, Alfie Miles (Fourth Form) travelled to Liverpool to compete in the Show Jumping National Championships, HOYS.
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  • The Magic of Marbling

    09 October 2020
    Year 6 have been creating magic and casting their creativity to practise one of the oldest art forms, marbling.
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  • P4L and Wellbeing

    09 October 2020
    The past few weeks have seen the staff and students of SVPS focus on their wellbeing, through activities like circle times and metacognition.
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  • French Fun

    09 October 2020
    All the children in Pre-Prep and Prep have been very busy in their French lessons this week. 
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  • National Poetry Day

    09 October 2020
    Last Thursday was National Poetry Day and to celebrate, children throughout the School have been discovering and writing poetry.
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  • Update on Tom Lazarides (2018 C)

    09 October 2020
    Back in June, we were shocked to hear that news that one of our recent leavers, Thomas Lazarides (2018 C), had been involved in a life-changing accident.
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  • Message from the Head of Pre-Prep - 9th October 2020

    09 October 2020
    Over the past few weeks, our two-year-olds have settled into life as part of our new Little Lambs Nursery.
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  • World Mental Health Day 2020

    09 October 2020
    Tomorrow (Saturday) is World Mental Health Day. 
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  • Third Form Field Day

    08 October 2020
    In these strange circumstances, our Third Form students experienced a very different CCF Field Day this term than usual.
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  • Racing Ahead

    08 October 2020
    After a difficult motor racing season, Joshua Miller (Fourth Form) has been going from strength-to-strength.
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  • Tudor Times

    02 October 2020
    Year 5 have been using the Microsoft Surface Go devices and the styluses to do all their work in Humanities this term; the children were very excited to go paperless!
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  • Rays of Sunshine

    02 October 2020
    Year 3’s colourful compositions radiate happiness!
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  • Superstars and Courtesy Badges - 2nd October 2020

    02 October 2020
    This week's Super Stars' and Courtesy Badge winners.
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  • Message from the Head - 2nd October 2020

    02 October 2020
    I am often asked what I love about our School and what makes it so special.
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    Message from the Head - 2nd October 2020
  • OS Gap Students

    02 October 2020
    This term, we have been delighted to welcome back Old Suttonians Molly Alexander (2017 S) and Annabel Mansfield (2020 C) to work as Gap students at the Prep School.
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  • Online Careers Event

    02 October 2020
    What is it like working in the Houses of Parliament? How do you start a career in politics?
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  • Our Digital Strategy

    02 October 2020
    This term has seen the implementation of our digital strategy.
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  • Annual Kingdon Lecture 2020

    02 October 2020
    You are cordially invited to the Annual Kindon Lecture 2020, this year hosted by Cocoa Runners.
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  • Headmaster Copy Prize Winners

    02 October 2020
    We are delighted to announce that Tilly Counsell, Meredith McInulty and Isabelle Priestley (all First Form) have been awarded the Headmaster Copy Prize, for outstanding academic work, during this week's assembly. 
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  • Foundation Art Exhibition 2020

    02 October 2020
    As a member of the United Westminster and Grey Coat Foundation, our school is one of five participating in an annual Art Exhibition.
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  • Oxbridge Old Suttonians

    01 October 2020
    As the Oxbridge colleges begin to welcome students back for the Michaelmas Term, we would like to wish Old Suttonians Lara Savage (2020 H) and Francis Romano (2019 L) all the best as they settle in to their new surroundings.
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  • NHS Regional Winners

    25 September 2020
    Austin S (Year 6) and Violet S (Year 5) were chosen as the winning regional entry for the Kent, Surrey and Sussex region of the Step into the NHS primary schools competition!
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  • Message from Deputy Head - 25th September 2020

    25 September 2020
    This week’s Year 3 - 6 assembly focused on the life and work of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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  • Duke of Edinburgh Update

    25 September 2020
    Due to the difficulties we are faced with due to Covid-19, the DofE has made some temporary changes for the completion of awards.
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  • Dressage Competition

    25 September 2020
    The Sutton Valence School Dressage Team had an incredibly successful day at the Petley Wood Competition on Saturday 19th September.
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  • Intra-School Fixtures

    25 September 2020
    Last weekend, we began our first round of Intra-School fixtures for Girls' Hockey and Boys' Cricket.
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  • Sutton Valence Music Society

    18 September 2020
    This term, Sutton Valence Music Society is hosting two online concerts for the start of its 2020/21 season. 
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  • SVS eBook Library

    18 September 2020
    We are very excited that pupils can now browse and borrow eBooks from the SVS eBook library.
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  • New CCF Heads of Section

    18 September 2020
    The CCF develops leadership skills and this is exemplified by the cadets who take on responsibility as Heads of Section and Head of Corps. 
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  • New School Portal

    18 September 2020
    We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new SVS Parent Portal at the Senior School.
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  • Singing in the Sun

    18 September 2020
    It has been such a pleasure this week to hear the sound of the children producing music, making the School feel alive again at last! 
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  • Hair Raising

    18 September 2020
    Art in Year 4 is all about themselves.
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  • Terrific Times Tables

    18 September 2020
    All pupils in Year 2 to 6 have been busy getting their Mathematical brains back working hard and learning their Times Tables.
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  • Marvellous Macbeth

    18 September 2020
    In English, Year 6 have begun the term by diving into the world of William Shakespeare.
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  • Message from Academic Deputy Head - 18th September 2020

    18 September 2020
    This week, my Wednesday Prep Department Assembly was based on the tale of The Ant and the Grasshopper.
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  • Swimming Success for Evie

    17 September 2020
    Over the summer holidays, we received the fantastic news that Evie Smith (Second Form) has been selected for the Swim England National Development Programme.
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  • Incredible Talent

    17 September 2020
    We are delighted to welcome Grace Scrivens to our Sixth Form this year.
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  • Head of School Speech - Joe Dale (Upper Sixth)

    17 September 2020
    Last week we announced that Daisy Hills and Joe Dale (both Upper Sixth) are sharing the Head of School role. During the Headmaster's Assembly this week, Joe delivered his speech.
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  • Message from our Head - 11th September 2020

    11 September 2020
    Never has the sound of busy, happy children sounded sweeter!
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  • Looking after our Bees

    11 September 2020
    At the end of Summer Term, First Form pupils were studying the importance of bees and other pollinating insects in their Science lessons. 
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  • Refectory Delights

    11 September 2020
    The Refectory is usually the one place where the school community comes together, to relax and enjoy a delicious meal.
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  • Equestrian Excellence

    11 September 2020
    Our Equestrian team has made a fantastic start to the new academic year.
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  • Tom's Fight

    11 September 2020
    Back in June, we were shocked to hear that news that one of our recent leavers, Thomas Lazarides (2018 C), had been involved in a life-changing accident.
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  • Head of School Speech - Daisy Hills (Upper Sixth)

    11 September 2020
    We are delighted to announce that this term, Daisy Hills and Joseph Dale (both Upper Sixth) are sharing the Head of School role.
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    Head of School speech - Daisy Hills (Upper Sixth)
  • GCSE Results 2020

    20 August 2020
    Despite the incredible number of challenges faced by this year’s GCSE candidates, students at Sutton Valence School are once more celebrating a superb set of results.
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  • A Level Results 2020

    13 August 2020
    Despite the unprecedented challenges faced by students this year, Sutton Valence School is delighted to announce another excellent set of A Level results.
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  • Coronavirus and Us

    22 July 2020
    How we, as a School, took on the challenge COVID-19 presented to the educational sector and used it to our advantage.
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  • New Job Role - Miss Oliver

    06 July 2020
    Miss Oliver has agreed to become our Environment and Sustainability Co-ordinator to develop and instigate our sustainability strategy, as Sutton Valence School moves to be more environmentally-friendly.
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  • Junior's Drama Audio Production

    06 July 2020
    Rainbow’s Ending is a modern fable which tells the story of a world in the grip of two giants whose insatiable appetites are driving it, apparently inevitably, to utter devastation.
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  • #PinYourThanks Competition

    06 July 2020
    This week Year 3 and Year 4 have been designing a badge for the #PinYourThanks Competition, in their Outdoor Learning lessons!
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  • Guinness World Record Attempt Update

    06 July 2020
    Back in May, the SVPS family joined in the attempt to break the world record for the world's largest-ever online art lesson!
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  • A Star Act!

    06 July 2020
    Year 4 has been a star act in Art and Design Technology; designing and making their own theatres and characters from our superstar lockdown material…cereal boxes!
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  • Compliments from the Creative Cave!

    06 July 2020
    An ordinary room in my house has been transformed into a creative cave – the SVPS virtual art room!
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  • Wise Reflections!

    06 July 2020
    During Leadership in Lockdown English, Year 5 have been applying the wisdom of Super Hoot and reflecting on their learning powers.
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  • Message from Head Boy - 6th July 2020

    06 July 2020
    As we have now completed our last week of this academic year, our Head Boy, Thomas G (Year 6) leaves us with his final message.
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