Headmaster’s Copy Prize for Design and Technology

22nd Sep 2023
Senior School

Sienna C (Second Form) has engineered her way to winning the Headmaster's Copy Prize!

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CCF Induction Day for Third Formers

21st Sep 2023
Senior School

Third Formers get in step with the cadet scheme at the Combined Cadet Force induction day.

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GCSE Results Day

24th Aug 2023

Today at Sutton Valence School in Maidstone, Kent, there were some excellent GCSE grades awarded to students. Over 40 percent of the grades were at levels 9, 8 or 7 (A*/A equivalent) showing the high level of student attainment. That said, the ‘value added’ levels of grades were also laudable showing considerable improvement for individuals. Across a wide range of subjects, students secured very pleasing results and were rewarded for their hard work with great support from their teachers and families. James Thomas, Headmaster, comments: ‘We are so proud of this year group and their super results. We wish them all the very best as they embark on their Sixth Form studies and we have high hopes for their futures. Last week we celebrated excellent A Level results (insert link to last week’s article) and it was lovely this morning to be in school with so many happy students, parents and colleagues once more applauding the results of Sutton Valence Students.’

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A Level Results Day

17th Aug 2023

Today (17th August 2023) at Sutton Valence School in Maidstone, Kent, students were delighted to celebrate with their parents and teachers, some excellent A Level examination results. Following a challenging few years of study owing to many events beyond their control, the cohort of 2023 achieved stellar results in their examinations and have earned places at a laudable range of destinations for future study. Indeed, almost 90 percent of students have secured places at their first or second choice university and over 30 percent of grades were at A or A* level. The Headmaster, James Thomas, comments: ‘We are very proud of this wonderful group of young people. The atmosphere here at the School this morning was lovely and really showed our community feel with students, parents and staff all reflecting on the great achievements of this year group. It’s especially important to remember the challenges that they have faced, making these results even more impressive. While many have achieved the very top grades available, it is equally important to applaud those who have benefitted from the added value of attending Sutton Valence where individual and personal progress and development are key aspects of our provision. As well as their great academic results, they have also excelled outside the classroom and have shown themselves to be great citizens ready for the world. We with them all the very best in the future and really hope that they will all stay in touch with this special School.’

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Headmaster’s Headlines

5th May 2023
Senior School

God Save the King! This morning, as I put on my special Coronation Tie and SVS Cufflinks, I certainly feel excited looking forward to the festivities that await. The Junior Leadership Team are hosting a special Tea Party on the Spring Lawn which I am told will have lots of yummy treats. This afternoon in the Senior HM Coronation Assembly, Student NCOs from the CCF will process in with the Heads of School before we hear from the Choir, who will sing one of the anthems from the 1953 service, the year of the last Coronation, and we will also read from the Suttonian magazine archives with the reflections of the Queen's Coronation many decades ago. As well as singing both verses of the National Anthem and Jerusalem, we will dedicate a special CR III edition of the Bible in Chapel to mark the occasion too.  As if one tea party were not enough, I will then be off to the Prep School for the SVPSPA Coronation Picnic for yet more cake, happiness and sunshine (although the forecast looks a touch ominous). Such events are important for bringing the community together and I hope that we will unite and reflect on our places in history, the School and the nation. Another exeat weekend awaits, and I look forward to seeing everyone again on Tuesday as the Summer Term continues apace!

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Headmaster’s Headlines

28th Apr 2023
Senior School

This week has certainly flown by once more as we find ourselves in the rhythm of term time. It is always such an interesting time of year with the combination of getting stuck into summer activities (although the downpours have not helped) with the inevitable experience of examinations either starting or on the horizon. Spirits remain high however and the students are doing well supporting and encouraging each other. We had a great Open Day last Saturday and it was lovely to be able to show off the School at its best.

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New Heads of School

27th Apr 2023
Senior School

Olivia C and Daniel B have been named as the Heads of School for the Summer Term, and attended their first Haedmaster's Assembly in post last week, with Olivia making her debut speech to the student body.

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CCF taster day hits the target

27th Mar 2023

On Friday last week, Year 5 marched over to SVS and enjoyed a well-drilled afternoon of fun, organised by the Officers and NCOs of the CCF. After a delicious lunch in the refectory, the children paraded, despite the rain, where they paid attention and were put at ease by Major Prem.

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