Incredible Talent

17 September 2020

We are delighted to welcome Grace Scrivens to our Sixth Form this year. Grace is a very talented cricketer, who has been playing for the Kent ladies team this year, as well as being involved in various high-level pathway groups.

For someone so young, Grace has performed very well this summer. She was selected for the Sunrisers team for the Rachel Heyhoe Flint Trophy competition, which is a great achievement, as it involves playing and competing against current professional women cricketers. She is also part of the England Training squad, spending the winter months at Loughborough University with the England team.

We wish her well in the coming fixtures and looking forward to seeing her on the cricket field for SVS very soon.

Grace is a recipient of the Blyth Bursary, which was established through the generous legacy from an Old Suttonian, Brian Blyth (1946 M) to support local, talented students.

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    22 July 2020
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    06 July 2020
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  • Juniors Drama Audio Production

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    06 July 2020
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  • Junior Science Bee Project

    26 June 2020
    The Juniors have been studying the life of bees. It has been fascinating to think about the differen...
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  • New Job Role - Mrs Porter

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    26 June 2020
    Following on from last week's announcement of our New Head of Sixth Form, Mr Ellmers, we would like ...
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    26 June 2020
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    19 June 2020
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    19 June 2020
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    12 June 2020
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    04 June 2020
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    04 June 2020
    On Saturday 16th May, First to Fourth Form pupils took on Ashford School in an Inter-School Exercise...
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    04 June 2020
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    04 June 2020
    During this period of lockdown, the chances are that we have all experienced pupils throwing techno-...
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    15 May 2020
    Last Saturday 93 First to Fourth Form pupils participated in an Inter-School Exercise Fixture agains...
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  • Break a World Record!

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    15 May 2020
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    08 May 2020
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  • The Show Must Go On!

    The Show Must Go On!

    08 May 2020
    In a challenging time for all industries, where all facets of life have had had to adapt quickly, Dr...
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  • La Cuisine Française / La Comida Española 

    La Cuisine Française / La Comida Española 

    08 May 2020
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  • Familiar Cover Star

    Familiar Cover Star

    08 May 2020
    Some of you may have seen the cover of Radio Times this week.
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  • Community 2.6 Fundraiser

    Community 2.6 Fundraiser

    01 May 2020
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    01 May 2020
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  • Anzac Day 2020

    Anzac Day 2020

    01 May 2020
    With various members of staff originating from Australia and New Zealand, it is usually tradition to...
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  • Saracens Rugby Interview

    Saracens Rugby Interview

    01 May 2020
    Charles Galligan (Lower Sixth) recorded an interview with his sister, Rosie Galligan (Saracens and E...
    MORE
  • Geography Easter Competition

    01 May 2020
    Miss Sagrott and Mr Downs were so impressed with the results of their Easter Junior Geography Compet...
    MORE
  • Copy Prize Award

    01 May 2020
    Mr Grindlay had the pleasure of awarding three copy prizes today.
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  • Dancing for Donations

    Dancing for Donations

    01 May 2020
    We were delighted to hear that Lily Halpin (Fourth Form) decided to raise money for the Blackthorn T...
    MORE
  • Chapel Choir Online

    Chapel Choir Online

    24 April 2020
    At a time when we are all doing our part to stay isolated, it can often be the new quirky ways of pe...
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  • Virtual Chapel - Monday 20th April 2020

    19 April 2020
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    Visor Victory

    17 April 2020
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    17 April 2020
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  • Summer Term Prefects 2020

    17 April 2020
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  • Happy Easter 2020

    12 April 2020
    A very happy Easter to you all.
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  • Gardening Giveaway

    Gardening Giveaway

    09 April 2020
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    100 Day Project

    09 April 2020
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  • Golf Chipping at Home

    09 April 2020
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  • Maundy Thursday and Good Friday 2020

    09 April 2020
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  • Fortunate Foxes

    Fortunate Foxes

    09 April 2020
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  • Visor Project Update 9th April 2020

    Visor Project Update - 9th April 2020

    08 April 2020
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  • Easter Message 2020

    Easter Message 2020

    08 April 2020
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    MASTERPLAN 450 Update

    03 April 2020
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