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From The Headmaster

Pupils have been inspired by the beautiful surroundings of Sutton Valence School since 1576. 

From then until now, our greatest strength is our community.  I believe the relationships we enjoy between staff, pupils and parents allow us to craft an educational journey that is individually-suited to every pupil.  I hope that during a family's association with the School they will feel involved, listened to and informed.  

If we feel supported, cared for and recognised for what we are, then we will feel comfortable pushing ourselves beyond our comfort zone to discover the limits of our ability.  It is only through this process that we can truly achieve.

Through the high expectations and standards we set, all our young people are encouraged and helped to go further than they had thought possible in their academic, co-curricular, community and leadership journeys.  We want them to become confident, civilised, tolerant and open-minded individuals who possess a love of learning and a strong sense of self-discipline along with a set of values reflecting our principles as a Christian Foundation.

Each will have taken a slightly different journey by the time they finish their School education, but our ultimate destinations for all are the same: that they will work hard to fulfil their true potential and add value to their lives.

We must remember that for some a C grade is a triumph and for others a travesty.  All of us in the SV community have strengths and weaknesses, but it is our unique qualities that add to the overall strength of the whole and in recognising this we uphold our ethos:  a community where each cares for all and individuality is cherished.

As I walk around the School, the sense of purpose, support and happiness are palpable and I hope that if you visit us you will feel these as well.

I look forward to welcoming you to our unique school.

Bruce Grindlay

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North Street, Sutton Valence, Kent, ME17 3HL


Tel: 01622 845200


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