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  • Lines from the Chaplain

    30 March 2020
    During these times of uncertainty, we hope you can find solace in this open letter from our Chaplain.
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    Lines from the Chaplain
  • Message from the Head - 20th March 2020

    20 March 2020
    I would like to thank the SVPS community for all their support and kind messages over the last week.
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  • Cross Country Champions

    20 March 2020
    On Monday, our U8, U9, U10 and U11 Cross Country teams went to Ashford Prep.
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    Cross Country Champions
  • Showing their True Colours

    20 March 2020
    Year 2 have shown their true colours in a superb showcase of their amazing artworks.
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    Showing their True Colours
  • Message from Head of Science - 20th March 2020

    20 March 2020
    Last week, we celebrated British Science Week.
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    Message from Head of Science - 20th March 2020
  • House Hockey

    20 March 2020
    After a week of bad news and being told all the things that we cannot do, the Hockey staff at SVS put their heads together and came up with a plan so that the Juniors could still compete in a House Hockey tournament.
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  • Cabaret Charm

    20 March 2020
    On the 11th of March, a group of Upper Sixth students visited the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury to watch Cabaret.
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  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

    20 March 2020
    The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) marketplace presentation was held today and what a fantastic event it turned out to be.
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    Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Design a Bookmark Competition

    20 March 2020
    Today we announced the winners of the Library competitions held on World Book Day.
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    Design a Bookmark Competition
  • Strings Masterclass

    20 March 2020
    Last Friday, we were delighted to welcome Nicholas Miller FRAM, who is a Professor of Violin at the Royal Academy of Music, London.
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    Strings Masterclass
  • COVID-19 Update 17/03/2020

    16 March 2020
    In light of the recent, ever-changing situation surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please know that we are monitoring Government guidelines regularly to ensure we are following the most up-to-date advice at all times.
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    COVID-19 Update
  • Superstars and Courtesy Badges - 13th March 2020

    13 March 2020
    See our Superstars and Courtesy Badge winners this week!
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  • Fantastic Frottage

    13 March 2020
    Year 4 have been waiting for a dry spell and this week the weather was kind to Year 4 as it was dry enough for them to venture outdoors, armed with paper and pencils, to gather some frottage.
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    Fantastic Frottage
  • Smart School Council

    13 March 2020
    This term has seen the School Council transition to a Smart School Council, in which all students are encouraged to get involved and make a difference.
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    Smart School Council
  • Message from Academic Deputy Head - 13th March 2020

    13 March 2020
    Today, we observe huge growth in classroom technology.
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  • 3rd VII Netball

    13 March 2020
    On Thursday, our 3rd VII Netball team battled it out amongst eight other schools in the King's Rochester Tournament.
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    3rd VII Netball
  • Fantastic Football

    13 March 2020
    On Thursday afternoon, the Senior Boys’ 1st XI Football team faced Battle Abbey School in their final fixture of a very successful term for the side.
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    Fantastic Football
  • Summer CCF Courses

    13 March 2020
    There are various courses that the CCF are offering over the Summer holidays.
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    Summer CCF Courses
  • Worsfold Cup Game 2020

    13 March 2020
    On the 7th March, the 1st VII netball team welcomed the Old Suttonians in their annual battle for the Worsfold Cup.
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    Worsfold Cup Game 2020
  • Informal Concert - March 2020

    13 March 2020
    On Tuesday, the Music department held its fourth informal concert.
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    Informal Concert - March 2020
  • SVS and SVPS Aquathon 2020

    13 March 2020
    Yesterday, our pupils from Year 3 up to Second Form took part in the Aquathon Challenge in aid of Sports Relief.
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    SVS and SVPS Aquathon 2020
  • Public Speaking Competition 2020

    13 March 2020
    Last Thursday, Miss Manning and Mr Carr hosted the Prep School Public Speaking event, held annually in the SVS Library.
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    Public Speaking Competition 2020
  • National Vase Competition Finalists!

    12 March 2020
    Congratulations to our 1st XV squad, who are NatWest Under 18 National Vase Finalists. Twickenham here we come!
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    National Vase Competition Finalists!
  • Forest School Soup

    06 March 2020
    During this week's Forest School, Reception observed a fire being made. 
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    Forest School Soup
  • Secret Garden

    06 March 2020
    Reception has been very busy making their bug hotel, which is still under construction in ‘The Secret Garden’.
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    Secret Garden
  • Glorious Glass

    06 March 2020
    Year 3 were inspired by the artist Hundertwasser’s love of vibrant colours and nature during their glass workshop on Wednesday. 
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    Glorious Glass
  • Message from the Head of Pre-Prep - 6th March 2020

    06 March 2020
    Last week saw the launch of our new 'Super Hoot Learning Powers' theme for this half term - collaboration and flexibility.
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    Message from the Head of Prep-Prep - 6th March 2020
  • Swimming Gala - 3rd March

    06 March 2020
    On Tuesday, Sutton Valence’s Swimming team travelled to Rochester for a gala against Cobham Hall, St Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School and the hosts, King’s Rochester.
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  • OS Reunion 2020

    06 March 2020
    On Tuesday, the Headmaster headed up to London to meet a group of 20 Old Suttonians who left the School in the 1940s or 1950s.
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    OS Reunion 2020
  • Swimming Victory

    06 March 2020
    Over the weekend, Evie Smith (First Form) swam in the English Schools’ Swimming Association National Finals, held at Ponds Forge in Sheffield, representing South East England.
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    Swimming Victory
  • Rugby Coaching Success

    06 March 2020
    Last weekend, Mr Dawling was part of the coaching team for the England U17s North squad at the England U17s camp.
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    Rugby Coaching Success
  • French Play - Les Garçons

    06 March 2020
    On Tuesday, our Second and Third Form pupils were treated to a wonderful performance of a French play “Les Garçons”.
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    French Play - Les Garçons
  • Oxford Schools Debate

    06 March 2020
    On Tuesday, Juliet De Banzie and William Chambers (both Lower Sixth), accompanied by Mr Ellmers, travelled to Dulwich College in London to participate in the Oxford Schools Debate.
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    Oxford Schools Debate
  • Mental Health Week, 2020

    06 March 2020
    This week has been dedicated to our Mental Health Campaign.
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    Mental Health Week, 2020
  • World Book Day 2020

    06 March 2020
    The Library celebrated World Book Day with lots of competitions and prizes.
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    World Book Day 2020
  • Rugby and Hockey Selection

    06 March 2020
    Our Director of Sport, Mr Howell, is delighted to announce the list of pupils who have been selected for the respective Hockey and Rugby Selection squads for this academic year. 
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  • Next Steps Careers Event

    06 March 2020
    Last Saturday, we were delighted to welcome back nine recent leavers as part of our biennial 'Next Steps' careers talk for the current Sixth Form.
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    Next Steps Careers Event
  • Open Morning 2020

    02 March 2020
    Join us for our Open Morning, where we would be delighted to show you our School.
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    Open Morning 2020
  • Chinese Mandarin

    28 February 2020
    This week, the ICT suite has been buzzing with excitement as Year 6 had their first 'live' Chinese Mandarin lesson with the Dragons Company.
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    Chinese Mandarin
  • Cool Camera Coding

    28 February 2020
    In this week’s Coding Club, we decided to use the new webcams, which have been installed for our online Chinese Mandarin language lessons.
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    Cool Camera Coding
  • ‘Brooching’ the Subject

    28 February 2020
    Year 4 have been industrious and innovative while broaching the subject of Art and Design and Technology.
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    ‘Brooching’ the Subject
  • Fundraising Success

    28 February 2020
    On the Friday before Half Term, our Year 6 pupils held their annual Fundraising event.
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    Fundraising Success
  • Message from the Head - 28th Feb 2020

    28 February 2020
    As the Head of SVPS, I regularly walk around the School, popping into every lesson, introducing visitors and prospective parents to teachers and talking to the children about their learning.
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    Message from the Head - 28th Feb 2020
  • Valentine's Day 2020

    28 February 2020
    On the 14th of February, better known as Valentine’s Day, Sutton Valence School was showered with roses.
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    Valentines Day 2020
  • Hockey Tournament Triumph!

    28 February 2020
    Congratulations to our U13A Hockey team for winning the seven-a-side tournament held at Dulwich Prep, Cranbrook on Wednesday.
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    Hockey Tournament Triumph!
  • Bronze CREST Awards

    28 February 2020
    This week we launched our Bronze CREST Award project with a selection of First Form pupils.
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    Bronze CREST Awards
  • South Africa Cricket Tour

    28 February 2020
    During the Half Term holiday, the Senior Cricket squad travelled to Cape Town, South Africa.
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    South Africa Cricket Tour
  • Mental Health Week 2020

    28 February 2020
    Next week, Sutton Valence School presents Mental Health Week.
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    Mental Health Week 2020
  • National Vase competition

    14 February 2020
    Rugby at Sutton Valence School continues to go from strength to strength
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    National Vase competition
  • U13 Netball Tournament Winners

    14 February 2020
    Well done to the U13 Netball Team who were crowned champions of the U13 Wellesley House Netball Tournament.
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    U13 Netball Tournament Winners
  • Conscious Contributors

    14 February 2020
    ‘The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.’
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    Conscious Contributors
  • Viking Workshop

    14 February 2020
    “Who is that fierce lady?” asked Year 2, as they approached their Viking workshop.
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    Viking Workshop
  • Leed's Castle BIG Story Writing!

    14 February 2020
    Get your creativity flowing by joining in with Leeds Castle’s competition to write an original fictional story, of no more than 900 words.
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    Leeds Castle BIG Story Writing!
  • Super Swimmers

    14 February 2020
    Swimming is the focus for this week’s PE article, a life skill that all of our pupils from Reception to Year 6 learn during their PE lessons
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    Super Swimmers
  • Fine Feathers

    14 February 2020
    Year 6 have displayed their paintings along the gallery walls outside the Art Room.
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    Fine Feathers
  • Speak out, stay safe

    14 February 2020
    Speak out, stay safe. The Pre-Prep and Prep pupils attended an assembly held by the NSPCC on the topic ‘Speak out, stay safe.’
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    Speak out, stay safe
  • Message from the Head - 14th Feb 2020

    14 February 2020
    This half term, the whole School focus has been on the learning powers of tenacity and bravery.
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  • Build a Pizza Night!

    14 February 2020
    On Thursday night, our boarders were treated to one of their favourite evening meals – a build your own pizza feast!
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    Build a Pizza Night!
  • U15 Netball Girl's shine at tournament

    14 February 2020
    On Wednesday, we welcomed eight teams to our U15 Netball Tournament.
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    U15 Netball Girls shine at tournament
  • Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

    14 February 2020
    On Monday we were delighted to hear two Old Suttonians, Laura Horley and George Jones, had received their DofE Gold award certificates. The ceremony was held at St James’s Palace.
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    Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award
  • Let's Talk Teens Parenting Workshop

    14 February 2020
    Following the recent success of our Parenting Workshops, our next workshop is on Saturday 7th March, from 8.45am to 1pm in Groves Hall.
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    Lets Talk Teens Parenting Workshop
  • Boarding House Refurbishments

    14 February 2020
    Over the next two years, Westminster and St Margaret’s boarding houses will be extensively refurbished.
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    Boarding House Refurbishments
  • Charity Song - Falling Down

    14 February 2020
    With such a wealth of talented musicians at the School, it is fantastic to promote the efforts of our of our Junior pupils.
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    Charity Song - Falling Down
  • Deputy Head's Message - Young Voices 2020

    07 February 2020
    On Thursday evening, Senior Choir performed at the Young Voices 2020 concert at The O2, in London.
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    Deputy Heads Message - Young Voices 2020
  • Superstars and Courtesy Badges - 7th Feb 2020

    07 February 2020
    See below for our Superstars and Courtesy Badge winners this week!
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  • Superstars and Courtesy Badges - 31st Jan 2020

    07 February 2020
    See below for our Superstars and Courtesy Badge winners this week!
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  • Super Spanish Speakers

    07 February 2020
    Did you know there are over 400 million Spanish speakers globally, making it the world’s second most spoken language? This week SVPS added 35 new speakers to that list.
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    Super Spanish Speakers
  • Awesome Arches

    07 February 2020
    The famous Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci once said, “An arch consists of two weaknesses, which, leaning on each other, become a strength.” In Design and Technology, Year 5 have been building on their knowledge about bridges.
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    Awesome Arches
  • End of Season Success

    06 February 2020
    Well done to the U9A Rugby team, who finished off the season in style with a superb performance at the Ashford Prep School Rugby Festival last Saturday.
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    End of Season Success
  • Name the Kangaroo

    06 February 2020
    During Pre-Prep Superstars this week, Charlotte and Harry made a presentation explaining their charity event being held in Pre-Prep next week.
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    Name the Kangaroo
  • GB Hockey Camp Invite

    06 February 2020