Easter chicks

20th Mar 2023
Senior School

The annual sale of knitted Easter chicks amongst the Juniors has this year raised over £500. The chicks are knitted by Ros Dines who was a cleaner / Matron at SVS for an incredible fifty years, who joined the Junior assembly to be congratulated on her charitable crafting. Proceeds go towards the JackTheLad Foundation.

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Statuesque win for OS James Friend (2001 L)

20th Mar 2023
Senior School

Following on from his recent BAFTA success, Old Suttonian James Friend, (2001 L), has now won the accolade of Best Cinematographer at the Academy Awards.

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SVS pulls strings for violin masterclass

20th Mar 2023
Senior School

Music was in the air as Sutton Valence School welcomed renowned violinist Professor Nicholas Miller for a day of masterclasses. Professor Miller is an orchestral musician, founding member of the Pirasti Piano trio and a Professor of violin and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music London. He studied at the Royal Academy, then University of Yale, then the Julliard School in New York. In 1990 he taught at the Yehudi Menuhin School before moving to the Royal Academy of Music.

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Patrick Foster – Mightbite

20th Mar 2023
Senior School

Having previously worked in education, before falling into severe gambling addiction and debt, author of Might Bite, Patrick Foster, now visits schools to inform pupils of the consequences of this debilitating habit. This week, older pupils had the chance to hear his inspiring story, and to reflect on the mental health implications of adversity, a particularly timely visit with it being the week of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, which features dramatically in Patrick's story.

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U13A Boys Hockey South Regional Tournament

20th Mar 2023
Senior School

Having won the Tier 1 County Tournament in January, and having had a good season since, the U13A hockey team went into the South Regional Tournament feeling quietly confident. With the matches being 35 minutes long, there were to be plenty of opportunities and the team had to have their wits about them all day, especially with the standard being so high.

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Headmaster’s Headlines – 17.03.23

20th Mar 2023
Senior School

Three days until Spring officially begins, apparently... Although while various pretty flowers have started to appear in recent days, that we have been having to grit paths and the fact that I could not see the Weald at all outside my study window this morning implies it might be a bit further off than we had hoped.

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SVS Versus OS Netball 2023

13th Mar 2023
Senior School

On Saturday 4th March, we were delighted to host the annual Worsfold Cup, which sees an OS Netball team pitted against the School’s 1st VII. It was fantastic to see so many parents, past-parents, grandparents and siblings supporting in the Sports Hall, including Nonnie Worsfold (Past Parent, Former Staff SVPS), after whom the Worsfold Cup was named and who kindly presented the Cup. Scarlett W (Upper Sixth), one of the School’s 1st VII wrote the following match report.

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Third Form go wild with lino print

13th Mar 2023
Senior School

Third Form Art students in 3Z, 3B, and 3L have been creating lino print designs inspired by their new topic 'Endangered Species’. The print designs include animals such as Javan Rhinos, Mountain Gorillas, African Forest Elephants, Hawksbill Turtles and Snow Leopards.  

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