CCF Dig Deep in Trench Visit

13th Mar 2023
Senior School

This term the Fourth Form CCF have embarked on a series of personal development courses and visits that have helped to develop skills or knowledge of military history. Over the course of the last eight weeks, they have attended a two week First Aid course and a two week rock climbing and bouldering course to develop first responder skills and adventure training experiences.

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1st XI Boys Hockey Vs Wellington College

13th Mar 2023
Senior School

On Tuesday, the 1st XI faced Wellington College in the fourth round of the Tier 3 national plate. Callum B (Lower Sixth) writes a report on the match below.

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Rising through the Ranks

13th Mar 2023
Senior School

Braving the snow showers, SVS Cadets gathered around Prefect's Lawn to witness Mr Millbery be promoted from Major to Lieutenant Colonel, the highest rank available in CCF. Mr Thomas, Headmaster, was present to award Mr Millbery with his new rank slides to denote the change

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Headmaster’s Headlines – 10.03.23

13th Mar 2023
Senior School

While beautiful surroundings and great systems can be wonderful, it is the people who make a community so special and I will certainly have seen that this week in many spheres. We have had over 50 of our current Lower Sixth students apply to be School Prefects for next year and Mr Farrell and I have been interviewing them all individually this week, hearing their passion for the School and ideas for the future.

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Girls’ Gala Success

3rd Mar 2023
Senior School

On Tuesday, Cobham Hall travelled to us for a swimming gala. Despite the majority of the Senior Girls swimming team being absent due to their Hockey final, the younger girls filled in with some girls swimming in multiple age categories.

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Super Swimming Championships

3rd Mar 2023
Senior School

Within the last month, Seb H (Second Form), Finn J, Marcus R (both Fourth Form) and Charles S (Lower Sixth) have been taking part in the Kent County Championships. This takes place over several weekends in K2 Crawley and London Aquatics Centre and they have all taken part in multiple events.

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Wellbeing Update – 03.03.23

3rd Mar 2023
Senior School

This week started with a session for our Upper Sixth students, delving into the topic of unconscious bias. Our brains tend to take shortcuts to make quick judgments, but this can often lead to mistakes. For instance, the 'spotlight bias' can cause us to overestimate how much attention others pay to our appearance or behaviour in social situations, leading to unnecessary anxiety.

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Life after SVS

3rd Mar 2023
Senior School

The Upper Sixth forum carousel runs every Wednesday afternoon for five weeks to help prepare students for life after Sutton Valence School. One of the sessions running in this carousel looks at the practicalities of student life with Miss Young, such as budgeting, accommodation and seeking support.

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