Gardening Giveaway

09 April 2020
Gardening Giveaway

Due to the recent circumstances, our gardening team have supplies that are surplus to requirements. We have also heard that many of our neighbours cannot get the plants, bulbs and seeds they need to maintain their gardening activities, so Mrs Westlake decided to combat both problems. 

She is coordinating the placement of these plants in various 'neutral' areas, where you can then go and collect a small sample to plant in your garden. 

This is currently a work in progress, so keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter page for more updates on the collection locations.

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    08 January 2021
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    11 December 2020
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  • Headmaster Copy Prize - 4th December 2020

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    04 December 2020
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    27 November 2020
    A new family has joined SVPS in the form of the Collibots; a recycled family that has been created by Sophie D and Oliver M in 4S.
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  • Quel temps fait-il? (What is the weather like?)

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    27 November 2020
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  • Christmas Carol Service

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    27 November 2020
    As the School community begins to think about Christmas, our focus inevitably turns to the School’s ever-popular end of term Carol Services. 
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  • Sixth Form Symposium

    Sixth Form Symposium

    27 November 2020
    Each week, Mr Jones, Head of Academic Scholars, holds a symposium for our Sixth Form scholar students.
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  • P4L Profit and Loss

    P4L Profit and Loss

    27 November 2020
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  • Writing Winner

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    27 November 2020
    This week, we had the wonderful news that Tess H (Year 5) has been chosen as a finalist for the Leeds Castle's BIG Story Writing Challenge.
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  • Pre-Prep Wildlife Art Competition

    27 November 2020
    Our Pre-Prep children had great fun entering the Art competition, with the theme being 'wildlife'.
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  • Informal Concert - Year 5

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    Message from Head of Pre-Prep - 27th November 2020

    27 November 2020
    This week has seen a number of very difficult decisions being made in Pre-Prep and Prep.
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  • Business Videos

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    27 November 2020
    This week, our Lower Sixth Business students have been tasked with writing a script and then creating a short mock HR training video for an imagined company, designed to aid new recruits. 
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  • Letter to the PM

    Letter to the PM

    27 November 2020
    As we entered our second national lockdown, Isabelle Priestley (First Form) took it upon herself to speak out and wrote a letter to Boris Johnson and the local MP party to voice her concerns about the...
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  • Guildhall Offer

    Guildhall Offer

    26 November 2020
    The Music department is delighted to announce that Jack Price (Upper Sixth) has been offered a place at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London to continue his violin studies.
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  •  Intra-School Sports Fixtures

    Intra-School Sports Fixtures

    26 November 2020
    Last Saturday afternoon saw the second round of internal sports fixtures played at SVS.
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  • Message from Deputy Head - 20th November 2020

    Message from Deputy Head - 20th November 2020

    20 November 2020
    It’s been another busy week at SVPS as we find ourselves well underway with the second half of this term.
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  • Create a Christmas Tree Decoration Competition

    20 November 2020
    The Create a Christmas Tree Decoration Competition has been born!
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  • Egg Experiment

    20 November 2020
    Year 1 carried out an egg experiment in Science to find out the height you have to drop an egg from before it breaks.
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  • Prefect Report - Lockdown v2

    20 November 2020
    Over the course of the Half Term break, we had the very disappointing news that the whole of the UK would be in another Lockdown for a month.
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  • Recreation in RE

    Reincarnation in RE

    20 November 2020
    In RE, Year 5 have been finding out about Buddhist worship and beliefs.
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  • Maths Week

    Maths Week

    20 November 2020
    This year, we hosted a scaled-down Maths Week, England. Every day the pupils had a range of maths puzzles to complete.
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  • Children in Need 2020

    20 November 2020
    Last week we celebrated Children in Need.
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  • P4L - Global Awareness

    20 November 2020
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  • Intra-School Sports Fixtures

    Intra-School Sports Fixtures

    20 November 2020
    Last Saturday saw Intra-School sports fixtures take place at SVS in Girls' Hockey and Boys' Touch Rugby.
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  • Tom Lazarides Latest Update

    Tom Lazarides Latest Update

    20 November 2020
    The latest update on Tom Lazarides.
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  • eBook Library

    eBook Library

    20 November 2020
    We are very pleased to announce that the School library has extended the eBook library to include an audiobook collection. 
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  • Amazing Apprenticeship

    Amazing Apprenticeship

    20 November 2020
    Elle Steel joined our Grounds department aged 17 and immediately became a valued member of the team.
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  • Competition Finalists

    Competition Finalists

    20 November 2020
    This week, we had the wonderful news that Lily Dowling, Seren Lloyd-Jones and Jensen Miller (all Second Form) have been chosen as finalists for the Leeds Castle's BIG Story Writing Challenge.
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    Movember 8

    20 November 2020
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    Brilliant Brands Hatch Result

    18 November 2020
    We are extremely delighted to hear that this weekend, Josh secured himself first place during the final round of the season at Brands Hatch circuit.
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  • Electrifying Start

    13 November 2020
    Year 6 have made a brilliant start to the term’s work!
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  • P4L Philosophy

    13 November 2020
    In the last week before the half term break, Years 3 to 6 found out a bit more about philosophy during their P4L lessons.
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  • Realistic Robots

    13 November 2020
    Year 5 have been developing their drawing skills with the help of robots.
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  • Movember with Mr Moulton

    13 November 2020
    This November, as we return to School for the second half of the term and the country goes into lockdown for a second time, Mr Moulton decided to take part in Movember.
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  • HIK SVS Update - November 2020

    13 November 2020
    On 30th October, HIK SVS held their annual cross-country style competition.
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  • Remembrance Service 2020

    13 November 2020
    On Wednesday, the whole School reflected on the sacrifice made by so many in the armed forces when we marked Armistice Day with our Act of Remembrance.
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  • Message from the Head - 13th November 2020

    Message from the Head - 13th November 2020

    13 November 2020
    It has been lovely to welcome everyone back to School for the second half of term and the children have already impressed their teachers by getting straight back into the swing of things, with their u...
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  • Sepsis Research

    Sepsis Research

    13 November 2020
    We have recently heard from past parent Abi Dawson, mother to Nina (2019 C) and Hugh Harman (2020 C).
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  • Motor Neurone Fundraising

    Motor Neurone Fundraising

    13 November 2020
    hose of you who have been at the School for a while will remember twin brothers Guy and Patrick Backhouse (2016 F).
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  • Eco Society Request

    13 November 2020
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, plastic items like disposable masks, gloves and other protective equipment have become very popular, but these items are very bad for the environment.
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  • Fundraising Fun

    13 November 2020
    Following the presentation by United World Schools in assembly before Half Term, the Juniors took part in a socially-distanced sponsored Musical Statues competition in support of the Hile School. 
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  • Excellent Equestrianism

    Excellent Equestrianism

    13 November 2020
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    13 November 2020
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  • National Vase Trophy

    13 November 2020
    Over the Half Term break, Mr Grindlay was delighted to receive a letter from England Rugby.
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  • Headmaster, Bruce Grindlay, accepts a new opportunity

    Headmaster, Bruce Grindlay, accepts a new opportunity

    13 November 2020
    It is with considerable sadness that Sutton Valence School announces the departure of Headmaster, Bruce Grindlay, after 12 years of exemplary service to the School and its community. Mr Grindlay w...
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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

    Forest School

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

    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

    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

    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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