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  • Year 6 Teasers

    27 November 2020
    According to the dictionary, a teaser is a short introductory advertisement for a product that stimulates interest by remaining cryptic. 
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  • Meet the Collibots!

    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?)

    27 November 2020
    The Year 6 children have been working hard in their French lessons this term, working towards writing, and performing a TV weather report.
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    Quel temps fait-il? (What is the weather like?)
  • Christmas Carol Service

    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

    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

    27 November 2020
    This half term, Year 6 has been focusing on money, budgeting and finance as part of the Social Responsibility topic.
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  • Writing Winner

    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

    27 November 2020
    At the end of last week, a magical feeling settled on School House as some stunning Christmas decorations appeared around the main entrance.
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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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    Message from Head of Pre-Prep - 27th November 2020
  • Business Videos

    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

    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 closure of gyms and youth sports centres.
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  • 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

    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

    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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    Message from Deputy Head - 20th November 2020
  • 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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  • 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

    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
    For the second half of term, Year 4 have moved on to the Global Awareness and Understanding strand of our new P4L curriculum. We began the topic by considering what we mean by Global Awareness and why it is important
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  • 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

    20 November 2020
    The latest update on Tom Lazarides.
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    Tom Lazarides Latest Update
  • 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

    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

    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
    This November, Sutton Valence School are doing several fundraisers to help and support UWS Hile School.
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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

    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 usual enthusiasm for School life.
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    Message from the Head - 13th November 2020
  • 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

    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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    Motor Neurone Fundraising
  • 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

    13 November 2020
    On 27th October, the SVS Equestrian team took part in the Grass Roots Show Jumping Qualifier at Duckhurst Farm.
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  • Diwali Celebrations 2020

    13 November 2020
    Our Diversity Committee, overseen by Mr Sealy and assisted by Mr Devine, organised a Diwali lunch today.
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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

    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 will be leaving at the end of the current academic year to take up the position of Principal of Rugby...
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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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  • 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.