Senior School

  • Lines from the Chaplain

    30 March 2020
    During these times of uncertainty, we hope you can find solace in this open letter from our Chaplain.
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    Lines from the Chaplain
  • House Hockey

    20 March 2020
    After a week of bad news and being told all the things that we cannot do, the Hockey staff at SVS put their heads together and came up with a plan so that the Juniors could still compete in a House Hockey tournament.
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    House Hockey
  • Cabaret Charm

    20 March 2020
    On the 11th of March, a group of Upper Sixth students visited the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury to watch Cabaret.
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  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

    20 March 2020
    The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) marketplace presentation was held today and what a fantastic event it turned out to be.
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    Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Design a Bookmark Competition

    20 March 2020
    Today we announced the winners of the Library competitions held on World Book Day.
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    Design a Bookmark Competition
  • Strings Masterclass

    20 March 2020
    Last Friday, we were delighted to welcome Nicholas Miller FRAM, who is a Professor of Violin at the Royal Academy of Music, London.
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    Strings Masterclass
  • COVID-19 Update 17/03/2020

    16 March 2020
    In light of the recent, ever-changing situation surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please know that we are monitoring Government guidelines regularly to ensure we are following the most up-to-date advice at all times.
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    COVID-19 Update
  • 3rd VII Netball

    13 March 2020
    On Thursday, our 3rd VII Netball team battled it out amongst eight other schools in the King's Rochester Tournament.
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    3rd VII Netball
  • Fantastic Football

    13 March 2020
    On Thursday afternoon, the Senior Boys’ 1st XI Football team faced Battle Abbey School in their final fixture of a very successful term for the side.
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    Fantastic Football
  • Summer CCF Courses

    13 March 2020
    There are various courses that the CCF are offering over the Summer holidays.
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    Summer CCF Courses
  • Worsfold Cup Game 2020

    13 March 2020
    On the 7th March, the 1st VII netball team welcomed the Old Suttonians in their annual battle for the Worsfold Cup.
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    Worsfold Cup Game 2020
  • Informal Concert - March 2020

    13 March 2020
    On Tuesday, the Music department held its fourth informal concert.
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    Informal Concert - March 2020
  • SVS and SVPS Aquathon 2020

    13 March 2020
    Yesterday, our pupils from Year 3 up to Second Form took part in the Aquathon Challenge in aid of Sports Relief.
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    SVS and SVPS Aquathon 2020
  • Public Speaking Competition 2020

    13 March 2020
    Last Thursday, Miss Manning and Mr Carr hosted the Prep School Public Speaking event, held annually in the SVS Library.
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    Public Speaking Competition 2020
  • National Vase Competition Finalists!

    12 March 2020
    Congratulations to our 1st XV squad, who are NatWest Under 18 National Vase Finalists. Twickenham here we come!
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    National Vase Competition Finalists!
  • Swimming Gala - 3rd March

    06 March 2020
    On Tuesday, Sutton Valence’s Swimming team travelled to Rochester for a gala against Cobham Hall, St Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School and the hosts, King’s Rochester.
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  • OS Reunion 2020

    06 March 2020
    On Tuesday, the Headmaster headed up to London to meet a group of 20 Old Suttonians who left the School in the 1940s or 1950s.
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    OS Reunion 2020
  • Swimming Victory

    06 March 2020
    Over the weekend, Evie Smith (First Form) swam in the English Schools’ Swimming Association National Finals, held at Ponds Forge in Sheffield, representing South East England.
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    Swimming Victory
  • Rugby Coaching Success

    06 March 2020
    Last weekend, Mr Dawling was part of the coaching team for the England U17s North squad at the England U17s camp.
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    Rugby Coaching Success
  • French Play - Les Garçons

    06 March 2020
    On Tuesday, our Second and Third Form pupils were treated to a wonderful performance of a French play “Les Garçons”.
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    French Play - Les Garçons
  • Oxford Schools Debate

    06 March 2020
    On Tuesday, Juliet De Banzie and William Chambers (both Lower Sixth), accompanied by Mr Ellmers, travelled to Dulwich College in London to participate in the Oxford Schools Debate.
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    Oxford Schools Debate
  • Mental Health Week, 2020

    06 March 2020
    This week has been dedicated to our Mental Health Campaign.
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    Mental Health Week, 2020
  • World Book Day 2020

    06 March 2020
    The Library celebrated World Book Day with lots of competitions and prizes.
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    World Book Day 2020
  • Rugby and Hockey Selection

    06 March 2020
    Our Director of Sport, Mr Howell, is delighted to announce the list of pupils who have been selected for the respective Hockey and Rugby Selection squads for this academic year. 
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  • Next Steps Careers Event

    06 March 2020
    Last Saturday, we were delighted to welcome back nine recent leavers as part of our biennial 'Next Steps' careers talk for the current Sixth Form.
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    Next Steps Careers Event
  • Valentine's Day 2020

    28 February 2020
    On the 14th of February, better known as Valentine’s Day, Sutton Valence School was showered with roses.
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    Valentines Day 2020
  • Hockey Tournament Triumph!

    28 February 2020
    Congratulations to our U13A Hockey team for winning the seven-a-side tournament held at Dulwich Prep, Cranbrook on Wednesday.
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    Hockey Tournament Triumph!
  • Bronze CREST Awards

    28 February 2020
    This week we launched our Bronze CREST Award project with a selection of First Form pupils.
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    Bronze CREST Awards
  • South Africa Cricket Tour

    28 February 2020
    During the Half Term holiday, the Senior Cricket squad travelled to Cape Town, South Africa.
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    South Africa Cricket Tour
  • Mental Health Week 2020

    28 February 2020
    Next week, Sutton Valence School presents Mental Health Week.
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    Mental Health Week 2020
  • U13 Netball Tournament Winners

    14 February 2020
    Well done to the U13 Netball Team who were crowned champions of the U13 Wellesley House Netball Tournament.
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    U13 Netball Tournament Winners
  • Message from the Head - 14th Feb 2020

    14 February 2020
    This half term, the whole School focus has been on the learning powers of tenacity and bravery.
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  • Build a Pizza Night!

    14 February 2020
    On Thursday night, our boarders were treated to one of their favourite evening meals – a build your own pizza feast!
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    Build a Pizza Night!
  • U15 Netball Girl's shine at tournament

    14 February 2020
    On Wednesday, we welcomed eight teams to our U15 Netball Tournament.
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    U15 Netball Girls shine at tournament
  • Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

    14 February 2020
    On Monday we were delighted to hear two Old Suttonians, Laura Horley and George Jones, had received their DofE Gold award certificates. The ceremony was held at St James’s Palace.
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    Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award
  • Let's Talk Teens Parenting Workshop

    14 February 2020
    Following the recent success of our Parenting Workshops, our next workshop is on Saturday 7th March, from 8.45am to 1pm in Groves Hall.
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    Lets Talk Teens Parenting Workshop
  • Boarding House Refurbishments

    14 February 2020
    Over the next two years, Westminster and St Margaret’s boarding houses will be extensively refurbished.
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    Boarding House Refurbishments
  • Charity Song - Falling Down

    14 February 2020
    With such a wealth of talented musicians at the School, it is fantastic to promote the efforts of our of our Junior pupils.
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    Charity Song - Falling Down
  • GB Hockey Camp Invite

    06 February 2020
    Congratulations to Louis Ridge on being selected to attend a GB Elite Development Programme Hockey camp at Lilleshall National Sports Centre! 
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    GB Hockey Camp Invite
  • Canadian Cadet Selection

    06 February 2020
    Earlier this month, Andrew Loy attended the Brigade Selection Weekend for the CCF/ACF Cadet Exchange to Canada.
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    Canadian Cadet Selection
  • Junior Kingdon Society

    31 January 2020
    On Wednesday evening, Graham Minter from Amnesty International gave a thought-provoking presentation to the Junior Kingdon Society on human rights.
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    Junior Kingdon Society
  • First Swimming Gala of the season

    31 January 2020
    The first gala of the Swimming season took place on Thursday 30th January. Read below for Miss Gray's account of the evening.
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    First Swimming Gala of the season
  • 1st XI reach county Semi-Final

    31 January 2020
    On Monday 27th January, a somewhat depleted 1st XI travelled to Eltham College for the County Cup Quarter-Final against a historically strong Eltham College 1st XI
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  • U13As reach county Hockey semi-finals

    31 January 2020
    On 28th of January, our U13A Boys' Hockey side travelled to Kent College in Canterbury for the annual county tournament.
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  • Chinese New Year 2020

    30 January 2020
    On Tuesday, our students enjoyed a divine Chinese New Year feast in the Refectory. 
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    Chinese New Year 2020
  • The Sound of Music

    24 January 2020
    The hills were alive last week as the Senior production of The Sound of Music took to the stage in the Baughan Theatre.
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    The Sound of Music
  • Kent Schools Cross Country Championships

    24 January 2020
    On Saturday 18th January, the Kent Schools Cross Country Championships took place at The Duke of York's Royal Military School in Dover. Three of our pupils qualified for these championships.
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    Kent Schools Cross Country Championships
  • Trampoline Triumph

    24 January 2020
    Louis Hillier (Lower Sixth) had a really successful 2019 in freestyle trampoline, gaining several world’s first tricks
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    Trampoline Triumph
  • Christmas Kent County Youth Orchestra course

    24 January 2020
    In December, a number of our string members attended and represented the School at the Christmas Kent County Youth Orchestra course.
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    Christmas Kent County Youth Orchestra course
  • Cambridge Offer

    24 January 2020
    We are delighted to announce that all students who applied to Oxford or Cambridge this year did well in their admissions tests and were invited to interview.
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    Cambridge Offer
  • Juniors Informal Concert

    24 January 2020
    On Thursday evening, the Music department held an informal concert for the juniors. These concerts are there to allow pupils to gain experience in playing in front of a small audience
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  • Catering for Yourself at University

    24 January 2020
    On Wednesday 22nd January, Ben Kyd, Elizabeth Fraser, Hu Yuqian and Gabriella Howarth (all Upper Sixth), went down to St Margaret’s to attend a ‘Catering for yourself at Uni’ forum. Read Gabriella’s account below:
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    Catering for yourself at Uni
  • CCF Climbing Venture

    17 January 2020
    During the Lent Term, the Fourth Form Army cadets are attending the Climbing Experience in Maidstone each week, to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to pass their Level One NIBAS bouldering course. 
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    CCF Climbing Venture
  • Max's Ski Success

    17 January 2020
    Max Laughland (Fourth Form) has been racing for the British Ski Academy in the Anglo-Scottish races in Pila, in the Aosta Valley region of Italy over the Christmas Holiday.
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    Max Ski Success
  • Birling Gap & Brighton Boarding Trip

    17 January 2020
    Mr James, Miss Feilen and seven Sutton girls travelled to Birling Gap and Brighton for a fantastic Boarding trip. Amongst the fierce wind and wild high tide, the girls still had a great time along the coast.
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    Birling Gap & Brighton Boarding Trip
  • Sixth Form Finance Forum

    17 January 2020
    On Wednesday, the Upper Sixth were able to benefit from the advice and wisdom of Mr Fowle, the School Bursar, on student budgeting.  As a “money man” but also a parent, he knows the pitfalls that can befall young people away from home for the first time, with a student loan burning a hole in their p...
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    Sixth Form Finance Forum
  • Swimming Association Gala

    17 January 2020
    On Saturday, three of our swimmers took part in the Kent Schools Swimming Association gala, where we were up against the very best swimmers across schools in Kent.
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    Swimming Association Gala
  • Junior debaters through to the Regionals!

    17 January 2020
    On Tuesday, our Junior Public Speakers travelled to Towers School in Ashford to compete in the Rotary Club Youth Speaks debating competition.
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    Junior debaters through to the Regionals!
  • England U20 Rugby Squad

    10 January 2020
    Harvey Beaton, SVS's 1st XV captain last year, has been annouced in the England U20 32-man squad, starting with the U20 Six Nations Championship next month.
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    England U20 Rugby Squad
  • New Head of School - Lent 2020

    10 January 2020
    Anna Harrison, our new Head of School for Lent Term, delivered a powerful speech at the Headmaster's Assembly this Friday. Please read below for Anna's whole speech:
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    New Head of School - Lent 2020
  • Saracens Mavericks Netball Camp

    10 January 2020
    Sutton Valence School is proud to be continuing its exciting partnership with the Saracens Mavericks Netball franchise. On the last Thursday and Friday of the Christmas holiday, we were privileged to hold the first Saracens Mavericks Netball camp in Kent here at SVS.
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    Saracens Mavericks Netball Camp
  • Premiership Academy League Rugby - Saracens

    10 January 2020
    Over the Christmas break, Brandon Jackson (Upper Sixth), Nathan Bispham (Upper Sixth), Alfred Goater (Lower Sixth) and Charles Galligan (Lower Sixth) have been playing Premiership Academy League Rugby for Saracens U18s.
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    Premiership Academy League Rugby - Saracens
  • Auschwitz trip

    10 January 2020
    On Thursday 12th December, Mrs Sunde and 60 Sutton Valence School pupils headed to Auschwitz, Poland for a 3-day trip that will stay each participant for a lifetime. Read Mrs Sunde’s account of the trip below:
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  • Evie Swim Success

    10 January 2020
    Over the Christmas holidays, we received the fantastic news that Evie Smith has been selected to swim for the SE Region in the English Schools’ Swimming Association National Final.
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    Evie Swim Success
  • Parents' Badminton Group

    10 January 2020
    SVS run a Parents' Badminton Group each Wednesday. Organiser, and former parent, Martin Brunt has sent the following message with information on joining the Badminton team.
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    Parents Badminton Group
  • Housemasters at Home with Fifth Form Parents

    10 January 2020
    The Housemasters would like to invite parents of Fifth Form pupils to Groves Hall on Saturday 11th January at 8.15am, to discuss the lead up to the Summer Term.
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    Housemasters at Home with Fifth Form Parents
  • Junior Quiz - December 2019

    10 January 2020
    The Junior Quiz provided a fitting end to a busy term for first and second form.  With rounds as diverse as ‘Mr Carr’ and The Living World a good time was had by all.
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    Junior Quiz - December 2019
  • Christmas Market 2019

    10 January 2020
    The Junior Leadership Elves were hard at work before the Christmas break, in which they created an array of Christmas Crafts, which were sold at the end of each of the Christmas Carol Services.
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    Christmas Market 2019
  • Cricket for Girls Camp 2020

    10 January 2020
    Lydia Greenway is a former Kent & England Cricket player who is offering a fantastic Cricket for Girls Camp here at Sutton Valence School.
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  • Library Christmas Competitions

    13 December 2019
    How do you say a Christmas greeting in Afrikaans or Nepali?  In which decade was the first Christmas card sent in the UK?  These are questions that have featured in our Library Christmas quizzes this year.
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    Library Christmas competitions
  • Australian Exchange Students Say Farewell

    13 December 2019
    In November, we were lucky enough to come to SVS on a six-week exchange from Sydney, Australia.  We have had many fun experiences whilst here and made some great memories. 
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    Australian Exchange Students Say Farewell
  • Ice Skating Trip

    13 December 2019
    On 1st of December, members of Sutton House travelled by bus to Canterbury to start our skating adventures.
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    Ice Skating trip
  • Kent Cricket Relationship Soaring

    13 December 2019
    In recent years, Cricket at Sutton Valence has gone from strength-to-strength with both boys and girls enjoying considerable success.  In addition to developing SV pupils, the School has established an outstanding relationship with Kent Cricket and is actively supporting the sport across the County ...
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    Kent Cricket Relationship Soaring
  • Boarders' Trip to Leeds Castle Christmas Market

    13 December 2019
    On 8th of December, Sutton House boarders went on a trip to Leeds Castle Christmas market.  Although it was a bit colder than we expected, the clear sky and the shining sun promised a lovely day.
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    Boarders Trip to Leeds Castle Christmas market
  • Auf Wiedersehen and Adios!

    13 December 2019
    As we approach the end of another busy term, it is sadly time to say goodbye to some of our overseas students.  Charlotte, Pablo, Ana and Alfredo will all return to their home countries of Germany and Spain having spent a term with us at SVS. 
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    Auf wiedersehen and adios!
  • Inter-section Drill Competition

    13 December 2019
    On Wednesday, the annual inter-section Drill competition took place.  The three teams, from the Navy, Army and RAF, had been practising their routines since the beginning of term. 
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    Inter-section Drill Competition
  • Inter-house Christmas Bake Off

    12 December 2019
    Whilst the Lambe’s day room, on a windy and damp December lunchtime, is not exactly the Bake Off tent in the height of Summer, entrants in the first Inter-house Christmas Bake Off contest rose to the occasion with a creative and delicious variety of bakes, from across the Houses, thrown into the mix...
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    Inter-house Christmas Bake Off
  • Luca Selected for Kent Golf Squad

    06 December 2019
    Congratulations go  to Luca Esposito Lee-Kemp who has been selected for the U14 Kent Golf squad.
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    Luca Selected for Kent Golf Squad
  • Grace Into Rugby Cup Final

    05 December 2019
    First Former, Grace Williams represents Old Colfeians in the U13 girls' Crimson Rugby team.  Last Sunday, the team took part in the heats of the Kent Waterfall Tournament in Folkestone.
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    Grace Into Cup Final
  • Annual Westminster Foundation Art Exhibition

    05 December 2019
    On Wednesday 4th December, the United Westminster and Grey Coat Foundation held their annual Art exhibition at the Tanya Baxter Contemporary Gallery in Chelsea.
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    Annual Westminster Foundation Art Exhibition
  • Grow a Mo Challenge

    29 November 2019
    Congratulations to the Sixth Form boys who have completed the challenge to grow a moustache for Movember, raising funds which will go to the charity which works to improve men’s health.  
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    Grow a Mo Challenge
  • Sixth Form ICT Conference

    29 November 2019
    On 27th November, 16 Sixth Form students attended a series of lectures on future developments in the field of ICT.
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    Sixth Form ICT Conference
  • Equestrian Highs for Isabelle and Imogen

    29 November 2019
    Two pupils represented the School in separate Equestrian events, last weekend.
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    Equestrian Highs for Isabelle and Imogen
  • First Form French Play

    29 November 2019
    On Thursday, Onatti Productions returned to SVPS to perform a French play Ecris-moi! (Write to Me!) and our First Form French group were invited along to watch the production, together with Years 5 and 6 at the Prep School.
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  • Harvey Selected for England U20s

    28 November 2019
    We were delighted to hear that Harvey Beaton (2019 F) has been named as one of five Saracens in the England Under 20s first training camp of the 2019/2020 season.
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    Harvey Selected for England U20s
  • United Westminster and Greycoat Foundation Gala Concert

    28 November 2019
    On 21st November the Chamber Choir travelled to London to perform in the stunning St Johns Church, Hyde Park.
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    United Westminster and Greycoat Foundation Gala Concert
  • Maidstone School’s Cross-Country Competition

    28 November 2019
    On 22nd of November, seven Sutton Valence School pupils went to Mote Park to compete in the annual Maidstone school’s cross-country competition.
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    Maidstone School’s Cross-Country Competition
  • UKMT Senior Maths Challenge

    22 November 2019
    Each year, the Sixth Form Mathematicians sit the UKMT Senior Mathematics Challenge. 
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    UKMT Senior Maths Challenge
  • Duke of Edinburgh Challenge Day

    22 November 2019
    Wednesday morning was the start of what was going to be an exciting day, from the bus journey to an unknown location and getting stuck knee high in the mud. 
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    Challenge Day
  • Hockey Regional Finals

    21 November 2019
    On 20th November the U14 Hockey team had an early start to travel to Redbridge where they competed in the Tier 2 Regional Hockey Finals.
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    Hockey Regional Finals
  • 1st XV Make National Quarter Finals

    21 November 2019
    On Thursday the 1st XV travelled to Dartford Grammar School to play in the Fifth Round of the Under 18 NatWest Vase.
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    1st XV make National Quarter Finals
  • Theatregoers' Trip

    21 November 2019
    On the 20th of November, a group of avid theatre goers went to London to see the Young Vic’s production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.
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    Theatregoers Trip
  • Boarders' Spanish Evening

    20 November 2019
    On November 15th boarders were treated to an evening of Spanish gastronomy and the opportunity to learn about the flavours and history of Spanish food. 
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    Boarders Spanish Evening
  • English-Speaking Union Schools’ Mace Debating Competition

    20 November 2019
    On the evening of Tuesday 19th November our Senior School debating team went to Tonbridge School to participate in the first round of the ESU Mace Debating competition.
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    English-Speaking Union Schools’ Mace Debating Competition
  • Emotional Drama

    15 November 2019
    In Drama, we have been learning about the difference between emotions and characteristics. What are they?
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    Emotional Drama
  • European Rugby and Premiership Rugby Trophies on Show

    15 November 2019
    As part of Sutton Valence’s partnership with Saracens Rugby, at last Saturday’s Open Morning the European Rugby trophy and Premiership Rugby trophies for both the men’s and women’s game were on show in the School Refectory.
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    European Rugby and Premiership Rugby trophies on show at SVS
  • Remembrance Parade

    15 November 2019
    On Remembrance Sunday, the School supported the local community by participating in Sutton Valence village's parade, to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.
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    Remembrance Parade
  • Informal Concert

    15 November 2019
    Our second informal concert of the year saw a large audience enjoying some fantastic music for over an hour.
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    Informal Concert
  • Louis Selected for England U18 Squad

    15 November 2019
    Following two recent England Hockey camps over Half Term, Upper Sixth Form student Louis Ridge received the fantastic news that he has been selected for the final U18 squad.
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    Louis Selected for England U18 Squad
  • Video Gaming Curfew in China

    15 November 2019
    As the concerns for so-called video game addiction increase, China has imposed a curfew. 
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    Online Safety - Video Gaming Curfew in China
  • Equestrian Championships

    08 November 2019
    On the weekend of the 19th October, five members of the Equestrian team travelled to the NSEA National Championships at Addington Manor in Buckinghamshire.
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    Equestrian Championships
  • County Cricket Representative Honours

    08 November 2019
    We are delighted with the news that several Sutton Valence girls and boys have received County Cricket selection.
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    County Cricket Representative Honours
  • Fourth Form Visit Tate Modern

    08 November 2019
    On 7th November, the Fourth Form artists went on a research trip to the Tate Modern and the Southbank in London.
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    Fourth Form Visit Tate Modern
  • Lower Sixth Participate in Meningitis Study

    08 November 2019
    Our school is one of 26 schools involved in the Meningitis B ‘Be on the Team’ study, looking at fighting Meningitis B in teenagers.
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    Lower Sixth Participate in Meningitis Study
  • Westminster Abbey Anniversary Service

    18 October 2019
    On Tuesday of this week, 27 pupils, the Headmaster and two members of staff had the honour of attending a service to celebrate the 750th anniversary of the re-building of Westminster Abbey. 
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    Westminster Abbey Anniversary Service
  • Hockey Performance Centre Selection

    18 October 2019
    Congratulations to two members of our Fourth Form on their places at this season's U15 South England Hockey Performance Centre. 
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    Hockey Performance Centre Selection
  • Top Placings for A Level Results

    18 October 2019
    This year’s excellent A Level results placed the School in a very high position in comparison to other similar schools. 
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    Top Placings for A Level Results
  • The Heart of Kent Hospice Moonlit Walk

    17 October 2019
    This year the Sutton girls wanted to raise money for charity, so Head of House, Paige Davidson and Deputy Head of House, Anisha Thapa Magar, decided to enter some charity walks and runs.  The Heart of Kent Hospice Moonlit Walk was our first, last Saturday night, 12th October. 
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    The Heart of Kent Hospice Moonlit Walk 2019
  • Cadets Take to the Skies

    17 October 2019
    On 7th October the RAF Cadets travelled by coach to RAF Wittering, where we were staying for one night before our amazing flying experience.  The following day, we were going to be flying a Grob Tutor aeroplane which is the training plane used by RAF pilots.
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    RAF Cadets
  • Informal Concert Delights

    16 October 2019
    On 10th October, the Music department held its first Informal Concert for this academic year. These concerts allow pupils to play in front of a small supportive audience. They are able to perform pieces which are ‘work in progress’, revealing to them what needs to be revised with extra practice, hel...
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    Informal Concert
  • Upper Sixth UCAS Event

    11 October 2019
    On Monday, the Upper Sixth Form had a very useful Careers Focus Day to prepare them for leaving school next June, either for university, an apprenticeship or direct employment.  Mrs Carter began the morning with a presentation on interview skills and preparation.
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    Upper Sixth UCAS Event
  • Cold War Code Breakers

    11 October 2019
    The Cold War came to Kent on Monday as two groups battled taxing puzzles to discover the codes to stop the imminent nuclear attack. 
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    Cold War Code Breakers
  • Jacob Selected For Pumas A Squad

    11 October 2019
    Congratulations to Jacob Pearton who has been selected for the 2019/20 Prep Schools’ Pumas Under 12 ‘A’ Squad, following trials at Worth School on Sunday 6th October. 
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  • Saracens Schools Partnership Programme

    11 October 2019
    Saracens are pleased to add Sutton Valence School to the Saracens family.
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    Saracens Schools Partnership Programme
  • Upper Sixth English Trip to Canterbury

    11 October 2019
    A group of Upper Sixth Form English pupils spent the afternoon of September 24th in Canterbury, enriching their study of Chaucer’s Merchant’s Tale and Gothic fiction. 
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    Upper Sixth English Trip to Canterbury
  • Fangtastic Theatre Trip

    11 October 2019
    On 9th October, the theatregoers went to their first production of the year, Northern Ballet's Dracula.  
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  • Foundation Schools’ Model United Nations Competition

    11 October 2019
    Early on Thursday morning this week, a group of 20 pupils embarked on a long journey to Queen Anne’s School, Caversham to compete in the Foundation Schools’ Model United Nations competition.
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    Foundation Schools’ Model United Nations Competition
  • Nepalese-British Army Night

    11 October 2019
    Last Friday, a group of Sutton Valence boarders was fortunate to travel to the Nepalese-British Army base, Invicta Garrison for an evening of culture and some fantastic performances as the soldiers prepared for their upcoming festival.
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    Nepalese-British Army Night
  • Dr Suzie Imber Visits

    04 October 2019
    We were delighted to welcome Dr Suzie Imber back to Sutton Valence School last night to deliver the inaugural Kingdon Society Lecture on ‘Adventures in Space’.
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    Dr Suzie Imber Visits
  • Street Art Trip

    04 October 2019
    On Wednesday 2nd October, a group of Sixth Form Art and Photography students and staff travelled by coach to Old Street, London.
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    Street Art Trip
  • U14A County Tournament Winners

    04 October 2019
    Yesterday the U14As travelled to Sevenoaks to compete in the Tier 2 County tournament. 
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    U14A County Tournament Winners
  • Lord-Lieutenant's Certificate of Meritorious Service

    03 October 2019
    The Lord-Lieutenant, Viscount De L’Isle MBE, recently held his annual awards ceremony for the Reserve Forces and Cadet Movements from all three services – Sea, Army and Air. The Lord-Lieutenant's Certificate for Meritorious Service may be awarded to any serving Reservist or Adult V...
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    Lord-Lieutenants’ Certificate of Meritorious Service
  • Sandhurst STEM Fair

    03 October 2019
    Members of the Fourth Form enjoyed a fantastic day at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst last Friday, visiting their annual STEM Fair.
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    Sandhurst STEM Fair
  • Climate Change Protest

    27 September 2019
    On Friday 20th September, the Juniors took part in a national Climate Change Protest. They got together in the Chapel and sang their hearts out to a climate change-focused version of We Didn’t Start the Fire, by Billy Joel. As you are aware, the government does not take into account the voic...
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  • U19s through to County Finals

    27 September 2019
    On 26th September, eight Upper Sixth girls travelled to Rainham to play in the annual U19 County Netball Tournament.
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    U19s through to County Finals
  • CADSAAM Shooting

    27 September 2019
    On Friday 20th September, the Shooting team, made up of: Thomas Arthur (Fifth Form), Dylan Cole (Fifth Form), Isabelle Eyers (Upper Sixth Form and captain) and  Callum Davis (Fourth Form), were asked to go to the 11th CADSAAM shooting meet
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  • Leeds Castle Run

    27 September 2019
    We arrived at Leeds Castle with the sun coming out to cheer us on. Feeling excited but also a little nervous we set off down the scenic path to be signed in.
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  • Sponsored Walk

    27 September 2019
    Last Friday, the School took advantage of the beautiful Indian Summer weather to take part in the annual sponsored walk.
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  • SVS Foundation Golf Day

    26 September 2019
    Last Friday, we were delighted to host our annual Golf Day at Chart Hills Golf Club. With the launch of the SVS Foundation, the event was rebranded this year to reflect the wider community it serves. Despite the new name, the golf was of the traditional high standard with some excellent rounds thr...
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  • England Rugby Academy Success

    26 September 2019
    Congratulations to Brandon Jackson (Upper Sixth) who is in the Saracens Rugby Academy, and has been selected for the second year to become and England Academy Player.
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  • Capturing Dungeness 

    20 September 2019
    A group of ten A Level Photography students travelled to Dungeness, to undertake a landscape-based photo-shoot as part of their coursework project. The weather was beautiful, bringing clear skies and stunning views, a stark contrast to the many discarded, crumbling fishing shacks and boat wrecks tha...
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  • Prefects' Reunion

    20 September 2019
    This week, to celebrate his tenth year at Sutton Valence School, the Headmaster and Dr Grindlay hosted past prefects from across his time at the School to a reunion dinner in London. In total, 24 past prefects joined them for this anniversary event at Fino's restaurant in Mayfair.
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  • Sutton House Reunion

    20 September 2019
    On Sunday, we were delighted to welcome back Old Suttonians and former staff who attended a reunion at Sutton House to celebrate girls' boarding at the School. The group included SVS leavers spanning from 1991 through to 2016, as well as two former Sutton housemasters.
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  • Blood Cancer Awareness Month

    20 September 2019
    As September is Blood Cancer Awareness month, Mrs Palmer gave a presentation to the Sixth Form during their assembly, encouraging SVS students to consider joining the stem cell register.
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  • Ski Season Starts

    20 September 2019
    Last Sunday, teams from Sutton Valence took part in the ESSkiA South East Qualifier, the grass-roots ski racing event for schools, which leads to selection for the British Schools Championships.
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  • Third Form CCF Field Day

    13 September 2019
    With their new uniforms and boots, the Third Form assembled at Crowborough Army Training Camp for an introductory two days into life as a cadet.
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  • Biscuit Challenge

    13 September 2019
    The Second Form pondered the question, "When the nation is having a morning cuppa, what is the best biscuit?"
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  • Head of School Speech

    13 September 2019
    Our second Head of School for this term, Max Savage shares his thoughts on the commencement of the year.
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  • County Tennis Tournament

    13 September 2019
    The Kent County Closed is an annual tennis tournament held at the Bromley Tennis Centre during the last week of August in which Sixth Former Jame Gotke, took part in
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  • Boarders’ Trip to Canterbury

    13 September 2019
    On Sunday, 23 boarders went on a trip to Canterbury.  Mrs Manning and Mr Henderson each took a minibus, and, as we arrived, the clouds lifted and we enjoyed lovely weather. We went shopping in small groups and explored many of Canterbury's interesting shops.  Wherever we went in the city, we could s...
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  • NSEA Petley Wood

    13 September 2019
    The Sutton Valence Equestrian team attended their first show of the academic year last weekend at the NSEA Petley Wood show jumping qualifier.
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  • Netball success for Lulu

    13 September 2019
    Congratulations to Lulu Pankhurst (Fourth Form), who has been selected for the next stage of the U17 London Pulse Netball High Performance Hub trials.
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  • Head of School Speech

    06 September 2019
    New Head of School, Lara Savage encourages the School at the first assembly.
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  • Futures Cup

    06 September 2019
    Over the summer holidays, Louis Ridge and Alexandra Sacker participated in the annual Futures Cup hockey tournament.
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  • Kent County Youth Orchestra welcomes SVS Students

    05 September 2019
    The Music department is delighted to report that seven of our string players (Elizabeth Drummond, Bethan Pepler, Jack Price, Joseph Gillett, Alexander Tolhurst, Felix Connell and Charlotte Holmes) were invited to play with Kent County Youth Orchestra this summer
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  • Pre-Season Sports Camps

    05 September 2019
    Last week saw Girls Hockey and Boys Rugby camps across all age groups being held at SVS. Some more senior pupils also attended tournaments and fixtures designed to prepare players for the Michaelmas Term’s sport
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  • Gold DofE Expeditions

    05 September 2019
    On Saturday 3rd August, 15 intrepid Lower Sixth adventurers set off to the Lake District for the Gold DofE expedition. After eight hours, including two refreshment stops, we arrived at Dale Bottom campsite. Looking at the weather forecast in previous days I was not hopeful of a dry week and as soon ...
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  • GCSE Results

    22 August 2019
    Students at Sutton Valence School are once again celebrating a superb set of GCSE results. With over 40% of all results achieved graded 9 to 7, this year’s performance represents one of the strongest in the last ten years.
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  • A Level Results 2019

    15 August 2019
    Once again, Sutton Valence School is delighted to announce another year-on-year increase in A* to B grades. In 2019, 60% of all grades achieved by students are A* to B - a very impressive increase of 8% over last year’s already excellent results.
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  • Sports Day 2019

    03 July 2019
    Last Friday saw pupils, parents and staff embark on our fantastic all-weather track in the blazing June sunshine.
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  • OS Success

    28 June 2019
    We have recently heard about some university successes from four Old Suttonians.
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  • A Taste of British Boarding School Life

    28 June 2019
    At Sutton Valence School, we welcome students from all over the world including China, Spain, Austria, Germany, Russia and the Czech Republic.
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  • The School that Rocked

    28 June 2019
    So once again another whirlwind production week has come and gone at Sutton Valence…
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  • Critical Thinking comes to Sutton Valence

    28 June 2019
    Does your pet think about you when you are at work?  Do you have to have been unhappy to feel happy? And if a robot waiter brings you a drink, should you say thank you?
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  • STEM Day at the Senior School

    27 June 2019
    The Senior School welcomed Year 5 from SVPS for their annual STEM Day this week
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  • Junior Kangaroo Results

    27 June 2019
    Out of more than 5,000 participants nationally, all of the three SVS students who attempted the Junior Kangaroo 2019 paper achieved a Merit level certificate. The Junior Kangaroo is a follow-up round of the Junior Maths Challenge (JMC) run by UKMT. It is a one-hour multiple-choice paper, with 25...
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  • Rose Ceremony

    27 June 2019
    The Rose Ceremony is held in June each year and marks the payment of the rent for the village green to the School.
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  • Record breaking CREST

    27 June 2019
    This year the School has seen the most CREST awards in recent memory. There has been 35 Discovery Level, 15 Bronze Level, four Silver Level and one Gold Level Award and four further Bronze awards still waiting to be assessed. 
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  • Chapel Choir Dinner

    27 June 2019
    On 21st June, the Chapel Choir held its annual dinner to celebrate all of its successful events and concerts. The Chapel Choir is one of the biggest groups in the School, contributing weekly to School life, from concerts to anthems in Chapel. This dinner is to recognise not just the events, but th...
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  • March and Shoot

    27 June 2019
    On Wednesday, the CCF took part in its annual March and Shoot competition for the Becky Norris Trophy. 
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  • Girls' Cricket Masterclass

    21 June 2019
    On Saturday 15th June, Sutton Valence School held a coaching masterclass for the junior and intermediate girls.
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  • Bronze D of E Expeditions

    21 June 2019
    After the thunderstorms and unseasonable weather at the beginning of this week, the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh expedition set out prepared for whatever the weather did. However, the gods decided to smile upon us and we had two days of great walking weather.
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  • A Gothic Tour

    20 June 2019
    Lower Sixth English A Level students recently spent a day on a literary tour of London. The morning’s activities were focused on their study of Gothic literature.
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  • Induction Days

    20 June 2019
    On Tuesday and Friday, Sutton Valence opened its doors to the newest members of the community. 
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  • Armed Forces Day

    20 June 2019
    On Saturday, the CCF was invited to attend an event remembering the 75th Anniversary of D-Day Landings and supporting Armed Forces Day organised by Sutton Valence and District Branch Royal British Legion.
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  • A Century for Kent Cricket

    14 June 2019
    On Saturday 8th June, the U13 Kent County Girls’ played the U13 Essex Girls at Brompton Barracks Cricket Ground.  After a difficult start where Kent lost three quick wickets, Jessie Gale (Second Form) took to the crease. She was running really well, putting pressure on the fielders and generating ba...
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  • Landgraaf Ski Racing

    13 June 2019
    On 25th and 26th May, Max Laughland (Fourth Form) competed at the Snowsport England Indoor BASS Races at Snow World in Landgraaf.
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  • Valencia Trip

    12 June 2019
    At the unforgiving hour of 2am, 30 half-awake pupils and teachers drove off, into the morning, ready to start their adventure: Valencia 2019.
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  • Running Rings around King's

    07 June 2019
    On Thursday, we hosted our annual Athletics meet against the King's School, Canterbury for Third and Fourth Form boys and girls. The afternoon was a success, with our girls scoring a total of 114 points compared to King’s score of 144 and our boy’s scoring 164 points, with King’s scoring 112.
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  • CCF Biennial Inspection

    07 June 2019
    Every two years the CCF is inspected by the Ministry of Defence to check that we are delivering the training as required and following the rules and regulations laid down by the respective services.
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  • Richie Richardson Competition

    06 June 2019
    On Wednesday this week, ten teams took part in the U11 six-a-side tournament.
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  • BBC Interview with the Head of Girls Cricket

    06 June 2019