Championship Winners

3rd Mar 2023
Senior School

On Wednesday 1st March, our Under 16 Girls’ Hockey Team competed in the U16 National Tier 2 Finals of the Notts Sport Girls Schools Championships. Their captain, Caitlin Calverley (Fifth Form) has written a report on the incredible day below.

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North Downs Walk

3rd Mar 2023
Senior School

Each year the Weald of Kent Rotary run a North Downs Walk in aid of Cancer Research. It is centred around Harrietsham and offers a choice of walks of one mile, three miles, six miles and nine miles. What makes this walk a little different from others is that walkers can split their sponsorship 50/50 between Cancer Research and their own charity.

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Headmaster’s Headlines – 03.03.23

3rd Mar 2023
Senior School

‘The School was large enough to preserve a family atmosphere; but not so large as to become Institutional...This family spirit for want of a better definition seems to have been universal through the ages, at any rate as far back as Dr Forster when he first took in Scholars to board with his family.’

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Indoor Cricket Tournament

24th Feb 2023
Senior School

On Thursday 23rd Feb the U13 Girls’ Cricket team travelled to Ursuline College to participate in the U13 Girls’ 8s Indoor Cricket Tournament.

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England U16 Training Camp

24th Feb 2023
Senior School

During Half Term, players from the Great Britain Hockey women's pathway trained together at Lilleshall National Sports Centre for the first time. Evie S (Fourth Form) was in attendance as a member of the England U16 Girls’ team and writes about the experience below.

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Cooking For Yourself

24th Feb 2023
Senior School

An Upper Sixth forum carousel runs every Wednesday afternoon for five weeks to help prepare leavers for university life. Subjects include finance, first aid and cookery. Louisa Y (Upper Sixth) reports on this week’s cookery demonstration by John Devine, Catering Manager, below.

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Super Show Jumping 

24th Feb 2023
Senior School

Last week, our Senior Equestrian Team competed in Show Jumping at Duckhurst Equestrian Centre in Staplehurst. Congratulations to Harriet P (Second Form), who came third in the 70-centimetre and fourth in 80-centimetre and to George S (Third Form), who came first individually in the 80-centimetre.

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Wellbeing update – 24.02.23

24th Feb 2023
Senior School

This week, we had breakout sessions with The Juniors and Fifth Form students on the topic of sleep. In our Staff Wellbeing Ambassador meeting, we talked about the benefits of having a wellbeing survey for our students and Mr Ellmers, Head of Sixth Form, has put in place excellent provisions for our Upper Sixth students to help them prepare for life beyond SVS. 

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