Senior School

  • Headmaster's Headlines - 21st January 2022

    21 January 2022
    A well-earned exeat weekend awaits us. I hope that the pause is helpful for all, not least for our Upper Sixth students who will be doing their final revision before their A Level mock examinations start next week.
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    Headmasters Headlines - 21st January 2022
  • Swimming Gala - 18th January 2022

    21 January 2022
    The first swimming gala of the season took place on Tuesday this week.
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  • Head of School Speech - 14th January 2022

    14 January 2022
    Katherine Sawyer (Upper Sixth) delivered her Head of School speech during the Headmaster's Assembly today.
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    Head of School Speech - 14th January 2022
  • Headmaster's Headlines - 14th January 2021

    14 January 2022
    It is a stunning afternoon here at School. The School site has looked beautiful today, bathed in sunshine with hardly a cloud in the sky.
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    Headmasters Headlines - 14th January 2021
  • Head of School Speech - 7th January 2022

    07 January 2022
    Theodore Dransfield (Upper Sixth) delivered his Head of School speech during the Headmaster's Assembly today. 
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    Head of School Speech - 7th January 2022
  • Indoor Hockey Success

    07 January 2022
    Over the Christmas break, several of our pupils competed at the Indoor Hockey UK Championships.
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    Indoor Hockey Success
  • Headmaster's Headlines - 7th January 2021

    07 January 2022
    Happy New Year for 2022 to all the Sutton Valence community.
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    Headmasters Headlines - 7th January 2021
  • Festive Hampers

    17 December 2021
    This year, we decided to collect presents for the patients, their families and staff who are on the Hedgehog Ward at Pembury Hospital.
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    Festive Hampers
  • Good luck Louise!

    17 December 2021
    After nine years of incredible care, selflessness and support, we are sad to see Louise Schembri move on to pastures new in January. 
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    Good luck Louise!
  • Prize and Award Winners 2021

    16 December 2021
    As announced in the Headmaster's Final Assembly of the year, we were delighted with how many prizes and awards our students have amassed this term. 
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  • Art Department's Christmas Card Competition

    16 December 2021
    Following on from the Art department's Christmas Card Competition, we were very impressed by their Christmas enthusiasm and creativity that was reflected in all of the unique designs.
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  • The Next Head of SVPS Announcement

    13 December 2021
    Mr James Thomas, Headmaster at Sutton Valence School, is delighted to announce that the Governing Body has appointed Mr Mark Scholey as the new Head of Sutton Valence Preparatory School, effective as of September 2022.
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    The Next Head of SVPS Announcement
  • Headmaster's Headlines - 10th December 2021

    10 December 2021
    I have just returned to my desk following the run-through for the choir for the Carol Service on Prefects’ Lawn.
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    Headmasters Headlines - 10th December 2021
  • Bebras

    10 December 2021
    The Bebras Computing Challenge introduces computational thinking to students.
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  • BSSRA Winter Open competition

    10 December 2021
    The SVS Shooting team left for Bisley on Saturday 4th December to attend the BSSRA Winter Open competition.
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    BSSRA Winter Open competition
  • Art Trip to Shoreditch

    10 December 2021
    Our Sixth Form Art students recently headed to Shoreditch, East London for a guided street tour by leading UK street art critic and journalist, Dave Stuart. Elizabeth Goodwin (Lower Sixth) reports on the day below.
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    Art Trip to Shoreditch
  • Semi-Finalists!

    10 December 2021
    On Wednesday, our First XV Rugby team had a fantastic win against Bristol Grammar School in the Quarter-Finals of the National Vase.
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    Semi-Finalists!
  • Against Breast Cancer

    10 December 2021
    Over the last 18 months, our fantastic nurse, Louise Schembri, has been reaching out to staff to help aid her bra recycling scheme.
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    Against Breast Cancer
  • Headmaster's Headlines - 3rd December 2021

    03 December 2021
    The Christmas trees and decorations are up around the School and we are approaching the end of term with a festive feel around the place.
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    Headmasters Headlines - 3rd December 2021
  • Silver CREST Awards

    03 December 2021
    We are celebrating further CREST award success this week.
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    Silver CREST Awards
  • Gymnastics Champion

    03 December 2021
    Last weekend, Isabelle Priestley (Second Form) took part in the Women’s Artistic British Gymnastics Championships at the Guildford Spectrum.
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  • Senior Leader's Lines - 26th November 2021

    26 November 2021
    December 1st is the day a number of our School community will enjoy, as it is the day we can open the first door on our Advent calendar!
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    Senior Leaders Lines - 26th November 2021
  • Headmaster's Headlines - 26th November 2021

    26 November 2021
    A welcome pause comes this weekend with a warmly anticipated Exeat.
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    Headmasters Headlines - 26th November 2021
  • ESU Churchill Public Speaking Competition

    26 November 2021
    The prestigious ESU- Churchill Public Speaking competition is the largest public speaking competition held in England.
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    ESU Churchill Public Speaking Competition
  • ESU Schools’ Mace Debating Competition

    26 November 2021
    On Monday, our Sixth Form debate team, made up of Isaac Forknall, Max Reeves and Struben Savage met in the Sixth Form Study Centre to take part in the first round of the ESU Schools’ Mace debating competition.
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    ESU Schools’ Mace Debating Competition
  • The Abbott Cup 2021

    26 November 2021
    On Wednesday, the 1st XV Rugby squad took on Emanuel School under the lights at Rosslyn Park, competing for The Abbott Cup. Tyler Weekes (Upper Sixth), who captained the team, has produced a match report below.
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    Abbott Cup 2021
  • Air Squadron Trophy

    26 November 2021
    On Saturday, 13 intrepid RAF cadets completed their mandatory lateral flow test and embarked upon a two-hour minibus journey to RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire to compete for the Air Squadron Trophy. 
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  • Headmaster's Headlines - 19th November 2021

    19 November 2021
    The shorter days and chillier climate have not dampened spirits and we have had another very good week here at the Senior School.
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    Headmasters Headlines - 19th November 2021
  • The National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain

    19 November 2021
    During half term, Georgina Godfrey (Fourth Form) auditioned for a place in The National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain.
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    The National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain
  • Headmaster's Headlines - 12th November 2021

    12 November 2021
    'We will remember them'
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    Headmasters Headlines - 12th November 2021
  • Senior Leader's Lines - 12th November 2021

    12 November 2021
    ‘You know when it feels right’
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    Senior Leaders Lines - 12th November 2021
  • Kingdon Society Lunch

    12 November 2021
    On Tuesday, First to Third Form members of the Kingdon Society were invited to a lunch with the Headmaster, Mr Thomas.
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  • National Vase - Fourth Round

    12 November 2021
    Our 1st XV Rugby team achieved a stunning victory today, playing in the fourth round of the National U18 Vase competition against Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys.
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    National Vase - Fourth Round
  • Exceptional Evie

    12 November 2021
    This week, Evie Smith (Third Form) has had two incredible sporting triumphs - she has been selected to the England Hockey U16 training squad in November and also qualified for the Swim England National Winter Championships.
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  • Remembrance Service 2021

    12 November 2021
    As is tradition, our Headmaster and Chaplain led our School Remembrance Service on Prefects' Lawn yesterday.
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    Remembrance Service 2021
  • Commemorating our Soldiers

    05 November 2021
    It is with great sadness, but equally great pride, that the School remembers those from within the SVS community who fought and died in the First World War, as well as all other subsequent conflicts.
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  • Headmaster's Headlines - 5th November 2021

    05 November 2021
    We have had a busy, sunny and productive week here after some good rest over Half Term.
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    Headmasters Headlines - 5th November 2021
  • Lord-Lieutenant Cadet Duties

    05 November 2021
    Andrew Loy (Upper Sixth) was recently selected as one of her Majesties Lord-Lieutenant’s cadets, and he has undertaken his first cadet duty at Chevening House.
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    Lord-Lieutenant Cadet Duties
  • Army Field Day 2021

    05 November 2021
    During Half Term, the Army Section deployed to Pippingford Park for a 24-hour exercise. 
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    Army Field Day 2021
  • Medical Work Experience

    05 November 2021
    Scarlett Washington (Lower Sixth) kept busy over Half Term spending a week in Middlesex University taking part in some medical work experience with Medical Projects.
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    Medical Work Experience
  • Bisley Cadet National Championships

    05 November 2021
    Over Half Term, following a successful Cadet Regional Meeting, our Shooting team were invited to the Bisley Cadet National Championship Finals.
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    Bisley Cadet National Championships
  • Hairy Hiles!

    05 November 2021
    Throughout November, seven of our Sixth Form students will be completing a Movember-style challenge to raise money for UWS Hile School.
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  • Field Day 2021

    15 October 2021
    This week has seen a number of year groups embark on various field day activities.
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  • Karl Hopwood Online Safety Talk

    15 October 2021
    On Wednesday, we welcomed Karl Hopwood to the School, who is an online safety expert.
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  • CREST Awards 2021

    15 October 2021
    We are incredibly proud to announce that Ben Knighton, Alexander Tolhurst (both Upper Sixth) and Thomas Dolan (Lower Sixth) have been awarded a CREST award this term of outstanding project work Science.
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  • Hockey Tournament - September 2021

    08 October 2021
    Our U14A Girls' Hockey team travelled to Kent College Canterbury on Thursday to participate in the first Hockey tournament of the season.
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    Hockey Tournament September 2021
  • Kingdon Society lecture - Hamish de Bretton-Gordon OBE

    08 October 2021
    The first Kingdon Society lecture of the academic year occurred on Wednesday evening in the Chapel with an impressive turnout.
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    Kingdon Society lecture - Hamish de Bretton-Gordon OBE
  • Headmaster's Headlines - 8th October 2021

    08 October 2021
    In assembly today, following a moment of reflection on the challenging last couple of days.
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    Headmasters Headlines - 8th October 2021
  • Shooting Success

    07 October 2021
    Callum Davis (Lower Sixth) has recently been selected to compete for the Kent 25-yard prone junior shooting team.
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  • Photography Trip

    07 October 2021
    Last Friday, our Fourth Form GCSE Photography students headed to Gillingham Riverside Park and Rochester Castle.
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  • COVID-19 Update

    07 October 2021
    As we approach half term, we thought it would be useful to share with you how we are responding to the latest Covid related challenges.
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  • Farewell Noodle

    07 October 2021
    This week Neru Baral, one of our long-standing catering staff, returns to Nepal to spend time with her family.
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  • 'Jungle Wallah to International Businessman'

    30 September 2021
    The School is delighted to have been included within the pages of 'Jungle Wallah to International Businessman', a recently published memoir by Old Suttonian John MacNaughtan (1962 L).
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  • Headmaster's Headlines - 1st October 2021

    30 September 2021
    On Thursday morning I did a thorough walk through the whole campus with colleagues in the Admissions department to ensure that we are looking at our best ahead of the Open Day.
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  • Al Fresco 'Romeo and Juliet'

    30 September 2021
    On Wednesday, the Fourth Form was treated to a live performance of Romeo and Juliet, acted out by the Three Inch Fools touring theatre company.
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  • ‘Twelfth Night’ at Shakespeare’s Globe

    30 September 2021
    After the disappointment of last year's cancelled trips, the Upper Sixth English A Level classes were thrilled to be London-bound last Tuesday evening.
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    ‘Twelfth Night’ at Shakespeare’s Globe
  • Hockey Success

    30 September 2021
    This summer, Samuel Laird (Fifth Form) represented the South East Hockey U15 team, known as the Saxon Tigers at the event, where they came second overall
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  • CCF Field Day 2021

    30 September 2021
    Last Thursday, the whole of the Third Form went on a Field Day as part of CCF. Cadet Otis Meneses-Bautista kindly reported on the trip.
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  • MedSoc Lunch

    30 September 2021
    A group of self-selecting students, from keen First Form pupils to members of the Upper Sixth hoping to be accepted into medical school by this time next year, gathered in the Library for the first MedSoc Lunch event.
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  • Lord-Lieutenant Award

    27 September 2021
    Each year, the Lord-Lieutenant, currently The Lady Colgrain, appoints young people to serve as the Lord-Lieutenant’s cadets. They are drawn from all cadet forces in Kent.  
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  • Lifetime Achiever Award

    24 September 2021
    Our congratulations go to Desmond High (1973 F), who has been awarded a Lifetime Achiever Award at the Grassroots Cricket Awards.
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  • Headmaster's Headlines - 24th September 2021

    24 September 2021
    We have made it to Exeat weekend!
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    Headmasters Headlines - 24th September 2021
  • Sepsis Research FEAT

    24 September 2021
    Last Friday, Abi Dawson, our new Governor and former parent, spoke in the Headmaster’s Assembly about Sepsis Research FEAT.
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  • National Showjumping Competition

    24 September 2021
    On Sunday 25th July, at the David Broome Event Centre in Wales, Alfie Miles competed in a national showjumping competition.
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    National Showjumping Competition
  • Head of School Speech - Eliza Semmens (Upper Sixth)

    24 September 2021
    Eliza Semmens (Upper Sixth) delivered her Head of School speech during the Headmaster's Assembly today.
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    Head of School Speech - Eliza Semmens (Upper Sixth)
  • CCF Shooting News

    17 September 2021
    On the 11th September, the SVS Shooting team headed off to the Pirbright Ranges in Guildford for the Regional Cadet Bisley Championships.
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  • Eco Society

    17 September 2021
    There is more carbon dioxide in our atmosphere than at any time in human history.
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  • The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

    17 September 2021
    Our talented Art Technician, Mr Allen, has had one of his pieces selected to be shown in The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition from 22nd September to 2nd January 2022. 
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    The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
  • Headmaster's Headlines - 17th September 2021

    17 September 2021
    We have had a super week here at SVS. The summer holidays already seem a long time ago and it is great that we are into our routines of both learning in the classrooms/labs and in our creative and sporting activities. 
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    Headmasters Headlines - 17th September 2021
  • Head's Lines - 17th September 2021

    17 September 2021
    With the beginning of a new School year, we return to the beginning of our cycle of Learning Powers, with a focus on independence and initiative.
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    Heads Lines - 17th September 2021
  • Issy's Journey 2021

    17 September 2021
    Olivia (Fifth Form), William (Third Form) and the Chadwick family completed a walking challenge called 'Issy's Journey 2021', to raise money for the Hedgehog Ward in Pembury Hospital.
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  • Head of School Speech - Tyler Weekes (Upper Sixth)

    17 September 2021
    Tyler Weekes (Upper Sixth) delivered his Head of School speech during the Headmaster's Assembly today (Friday).
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    Head of School Speech - Tyler Weekes (Upper Sixth)
  • Guard of Honour - 2021

    17 September 2021
    This week, the CCF were proud to take Mr Thomas’s first CCF Parade, welcoming him as our Head of CCF.
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  • Swimming Summer Success

    10 September 2021
    Huge congratulations to Edward Gaston (Upper Sixth) and Evie Smith (Third Form), who both took part in the Southeast Region Festival of Swimming over the summer.
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  • James Shone Visit 2021

    10 September 2021
    Special guest, and friend of the School, James Shone has been delivering a powerful message to our students over the last few days.
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    James Shone Visit 2021
  • Heads of School - Michaelmas Term 2021

    10 September 2021
    We are delighted to announce that Eliza Semmens and Tyler Weekes have been selected to be our Heads of School this term.
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    Heads of School - Michaelmas Term 2021
  • Cambridge English Success

    10 September 2021
    Despite almost all examinations being cancelled in the summer, the Cambridge English international examinations were able to go ahead.
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  • Silver DofE Achievements

    10 September 2021
    After completing Silver practice expeditions during June, two groups of Fifth Form pupils went on to complete their Silver qualifying expedition during the first week of the summer holiday.
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  • Inter-County Show Jumping and Inter-County Dressage Championships

    10 September 2021
    On the 23rd August, the SVS Equestrian team travelled to Hickstead to compete in the Inter-County Show Jumping and Inter-County Dressage Championships.
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    Inter-County Show Jumping and Inter-County Dressage Championships.
  • Communal Walk 2021

    10 September 2021
    Today (Friday) the whole School set off on the annual Communal Walk. This year, we are supporting the Chadwick family’s fundraising activities in aid of the Hedgehog Ward at Pembury Hospital. 
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  • Headmaster's Headlines - 10th September 2021

    10 September 2021
    It has been wonderful to see everybody in school this week for what has been a very busy and productive start to the term.
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    Headmasters Headlines - 10th September 2021
  • GCSE Results 2021

    13 August 2021
    Sutton Valence School is pleased to report some outstanding achievements by its students in their GCSE and other qualifications this summer.
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    GCSE Results 2021
  • A Level Results 2021

    10 August 2021
    Sutton Valence School is pleased to report some outstanding achievements by its students in their A Levels and other qualifications this summer.
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    A Level Results 2021
  • Big Cat Sanctuary Design Challenge

    22 July 2021
    The Design and Technology department is challenging the First, Second and Third Forms this summer to design a new enclosure for one of the small cats at the Big Cat Sanctuary.
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    Big Cat Sanctuary Design Challenge
  • Prize and Award Winners

    09 July 2021
    The Summer Term Prize and Award Winners.
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  • United Westminter and Grey Coat Foundations Athletics Winners

    07 July 2021
    Due to the current circumstances, this year’s annual United Westminster and Grey Coat Foundation Athletics competition took place virtually.
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    United Westminter and Grey Coat Foundations Athletics Winners
  • England Rugby U18 Development Camp

    07 July 2021
    Congratulations to Nathan Michelow (Lower Sixth) who has been invited to attend the England Rugby U18 Development Camp at the end of this month.
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    England Rugby U18 Development Camp
  • LWOST Trip to the Big Cat Sanctuary

    07 July 2021
    This week, a group of Fourth Form Design and Technology students were able to gain an understanding of the different cats and the different enrichment activities that take place at The Big Cat Sanctuary.
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    LWOST Trip to the Big Cat Sanctuary
  • Flambeau Tour

    07 July 2021
    Flambeau has grown rapidly since its inception in 1975 and is one of the leading plastic manufacturers in the UK, specialising in plastic manufacturing processes using blow moulding, injection moulding and complete bespoke plastic moulding solutions.
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  • Cricket Celebrations

    02 July 2021
    Thursday saw two Cricket teams participating in Cricket tournaments.
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  • The Dale Cup 2021

    02 July 2021
    At the end of last week, the most anticipated football tournament of the Summer got underway.
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    The Dale Cup 2021
  • DofE First Aid Training

    02 July 2021
    It is not only the pupils that need to undergo refresher first aid training, as our staff are also required to update their knowledge and skills.
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    DofE First Aid Training
  • Geography Trip - Reculver

    02 July 2021
    On Tuesday, the Lower Sixth Geography students battled the wet weather conditions like true geographers during their trip to Reculver.
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    Geography Trip - Reculver
  • Target 4 Green

    02 July 2021
    Last Thursday, our First, Second and Fourth Form pupils were excited to welcome Peter Milne from Target 4 Green to the School to hear his talk on climate change.
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  • Camber Sands Field Trip

    02 July 2021
    Last Friday, our Lower Sixth Biology students had a wonderful field trip to Camber Sands, to measure the biodiversity of the different habitats located there.
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    Camber Sands Field Trip
  • Junior STEM Day

    02 July 2021
    It was wonderful to host the Junior STEM day on Thursday this week.
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    Junior STEM Day
  • Tea Dunking

    01 July 2021
    In true British fashion, our First and Second Form Mathematicians used tea to solve some of their problems! Their mission: to create a biscuit that can endure the tea-dunking test.
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  • CCF Third Form Range Day

    01 July 2021
    On Wednesday, our Third Form CCF students went to Hythe Ranges.
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    CCF Third Form Range Day
  • Poetry Sharing 

    01 July 2021
    On a wet Tuesday afternoon, some of our First Form students and residents at Sutton Valence Care Home shared another session of virtual poetry reading.
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    Poetry Sharing 
  • Sports Leaders 2021

    01 July 2021
    We are delighted to announce that all 20 students who completed their Level 3 Qualification in Sports Leadership successfully passed.
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    Sports Leaders 2021
  • Equestrian Selection for England

    01 July 2021
    This week has been a fantastic week for Alfie Miles (Fourth Form), who has been selected to represent England in Equestrianism.
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    Equestrian Selection for England
  • Super Salads

    25 June 2021
    Perhaps we underestimated quite how important a self-serve salad counter is to our corporate wellbeing! 
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  • Sixth Form Induction Day

    25 June 2021
    Earlier this week, we were delighted to welcome our new students who will be joining the Sixth Form in September.
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  • 1st VII Rugby Success

    25 June 2021
    On Wednesday, the 1st VII Rugby squad took to the pitches for the first time this academic year to play in a friendly sevens tournament hosted at The Duke of York’s Royal Military School.
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    1st VII Rugby Success
  • Summer Sports Camps 2021

    25 June 2021
    We are delighted to be hosting both a Girls' Hockey and a Boys' Rugby camp, run by Saracens, this summer.
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    Summer Sports Camps 2021
  • Choir Celebrations

    24 June 2021
    Congratulations to Florence Powell (Second Form) who has gained a place in the prestigious Canterbury Cathedral Girls’ Choir.
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    Choir Celebrations
  • CCF Guard of Honour 2021

    24 June 2021
    This week, the CCF were proud to take Mr Grindlay’s final CCF Parade. 
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  • Queen's Birthday Honours List

    18 June 2021
    A few weeks ago, we posted a story about the success of Old Suttonian, Ian Jones (1992 M) and his business, Hill House Farm.
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    Queens Birthday Honours List
  • Record Breakers

    18 June 2021
    On Friday, we welcomed Sevenoaks School for an Athletics meet, featuring our First and Second Form students.
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    Record Breakers
  • Kent Cricket Hardball Competition

    18 June 2021
    On Monday 14th June,  Miss Jelfs and the Girls' U15 Cricket team travelled to Mote Cricket Club to compete in the Kent Cricket Hardball Competition.
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    Kent Cricket Hardball Competition
  • CREST Projects 2021

    18 June 2021
    It has been fantastic to see a number of our Fifth Form students return to School, for two afternoons each week, to undertake a Silver CREST project.
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    CREST Projects 2021
  • Violin Masterclass 2021

    18 June 2021
    Our Music department had the pleasure of finally being able to host an on-site Violin Masterclass, inviting Professor Miller back into the School to work with several of our advanced violinists.
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    Violin Masterclass 2021
  • First and Second Form Induction Day 2021

    18 June 2021
    On Monday, we held our virtual Induction Day for the new First and Second Form students joining us in September.
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    First and Second Form Induction Day 2021
  • Richie Richardson U11 Cricket Tournament

    11 June 2021
    On Wednesday 9th June, we hosted the annual Richie Richardson Boys' Cricket U11 tournament on Upper.
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    Richie Richardson U11 Cricket Tournament
  • Silver DofE Expedition 2021

    11 June 2021
    This week, 29 Fifth Form students completed their Silver expedition practice.
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    Silver DofE Expedition 2021
  • Blind Veterans Night Walk

    11 June 2021
    On Friday 28th May, as the rest of the school was getting ready to start their half term, a hardy group of teachers, parents, students, ex-students and an Italian Spinone were setting off on their night walk. 
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  • Bronze DofE Awards 2021

    11 June 2021
    Our Third Form students have been working on completing the various sections of their Bronze DofE Award, despite the challenging times. 
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    Bronze DofE Awards 2021
  • Cricket News - 28th May 2021

    28 May 2021
    We have had a fantastic week of Cricket, including three tournaments. 
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  • Spots and Stripes Day 2021

    28 May 2021
    The Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden created a Spots and Stripes Day, to raise awareness for big cats.
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    Spots and Stripes Day 2021
  • Graced with Talent

    28 May 2021
    We are delighted to announce that Grace Scrivens (Lower Sixth) made her debut for the 1st XI Cricket team last Saturday against The Judd in a Twenty/20 match.
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  • Sailing Win

    21 May 2021
    Following on from his first Sailing race last week, Edward Smith (Third Form) took part in the KSSA Topper Race at The King's School, Canterbury on Saturday.
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    Sailing Win
  • International Cooking Club

    21 May 2021
    This term, a small group of Fifth Form students escaped the stress of revising for their RCAs by attending International Cooking Club in their activity slot each Thursday.
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    International Cooking Club
  • CCF Shooting Day

    21 May 2021
    On Sunday, our Shooting team embarked on its first outing of the year at Hythe Ranges.
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    CCF Shooting Day
  • Relationships and Boundaries Art Competition

    21 May 2021
    Our Art department was blown away by the entries for the 'Relationships and Boundaries' Art and Photography competition they held.
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    Relationships and Boundaries Art Competition
  • Consent and the Law

    21 May 2021
    On Wednesday, we welcomed Eleanor Laws QC and Tom Rawstorne to the School to give a talk to the Sixth Form about consent and the Law.
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    Consent and the Law
  • First and Last Hockey Game of the Year!

    14 May 2021
    On Friday 7th May, our first and last Hockey games of this academic year were played at the School against Cranbrook School, who brought both their senior Boys and Girls teams for a match each.
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    First and Last Hockey Game of the Year!
  • Ginetta Junior Championship 2021

    14 May 2021
    Last weekend, Joshua Miller (Fourth Form) had a fantastic opening race in the 2021 Ginetta Junior Championship, placing second on the track.
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    Ginetta Junior Championship 2021
  • CCF Army Skiing

    14 May 2021
    This Wednesday, the Fourth Form CCF Army students completed their beginner's course in Skiing at the Chatham Snowsports Centre.
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    CCF Army Skiing
  • Saracens Game - Saturday 8th May 2021

    14 May 2021
    On Saturday, following on from a great win last week, the Saracens U18s played against London Irish U18s in two fixtures.
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    Saracens Game - Saturday 8th May 2021
  • The Big Cat Sanctuary Fundraising 2021

    14 May 2021
    On Thursday, we had a visit from Tanith Brown who works at The Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden.
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  • Girls' Cricket U10 Tournament

    14 May 2021
    On Wednesday, we were delighted to host our first Girls’ U10 Cricket tournament.
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  • Speech Day 2021

    07 May 2021
    The Chair of Governors and the Headmaster warmly invite parents and family members to the Senior School's Speech Day on Saturday 10th July 2021.
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  • CCF Army - Lower Sixth Cadet Session

    07 May 2021
    This week, the Lower Sixth CCF Army cadets took advantage of the sunny weather and taught the Third Form Army cadets how to move with and without a rifle, as part of their fieldcraft training.
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  • U16 Saracens Selection

    07 May 2021
    Congratulations to Alfie Jarrett, Alec Martin, Oliver Murch, Fynn Page and Ethan Wynne (all Fifth Form) who have been selected for the Saracens Kent U16 Rugby Player Development Group.
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  • CCF Navy - Windsurfing

    07 May 2021
    It was great to finally get the CCF Navy cadets back on the water.
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  • Ski Selection

    07 May 2021
    We are delighted to announce that Maximilian Laughland (Lower Sixth) has been selected for the 2021/2022 GB Alpine FIS Squad. He will represent Great Britain on the international race circuit for the 2021/2022 season.
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  • KSSA Regatta

    07 May 2021
    We were delighted to hear that Edward Smith (Third Form) took part in the KSSA Regatta on Saturday, the first serious event he’s been able to attend since early 2020, due to the pandemic.
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  • Copy Prize Winner - Ben Knighton (Lower Sixth)

    07 May 2021
    During the Headmaster's Assembly today, we were delighted to learn that Ben Knighton (Lower Sixth) has been awarded a Headmaster's Copy Prize.
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    Copy Prize Winner - Ben Knighton (Lower Sixth)
  • Saracens Success

    07 May 2021
    On Saturday, the Saracens U18s Junior Academy enjoyed its first game of the year against Northampton Saints’ Academy at the Saracens' home ground, the StoneX Stadium.
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  • Head of School speech - Isabel Bruce-Lockhart (Lower Sixth)

    06 May 2021
    During this week's assembly, we heard Isabel Bruce-Lockhart (Lower Sixth), recite her Head of School speech to the School. You can also read her speech below.
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    Head of School speech - Isabel Bruce-Lockhart (Lower Sixth)
  • Higher Education Morning - April 2021

    30 April 2021
    On Saturday 24th April, our Lower Sixth parents were invited to attend our annual Higher Education morning, held virtually this year.
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  • Quality Mark - Primary Award

    30 April 2021
    We are delighted to announce that Sutton Valence Prep School has been awarded a Quality Mark for our English and Mathematics provision throughout the School.
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  • SVS Sports Fixtures - Summer Term 2021

    30 April 2021
    After a fantastic weekend of summer sport last Saturday, this is a reminder that there are no fixtures this weekend, due to the Exeat Bank Holiday weekend.
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  • England Rugby EAP Contract

    30 April 2021
    Congratulations to Tyler Weekes (Lower Sixth) who has received an England Rugby Academy Player contract after some impressive play within the Saracens Academy.
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  • COVID Testing at Home

    30 April 2021
    This afternoon, all students were given a new supply of home testing kits to continue self-testing at home.
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  • Duke of Edinburgh Tribute

    23 April 2021
    Following on from His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s passing, we wanted to share our own tribute to him.
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  • Teen Tips Wellbeing Hub

    23 April 2021
    As you will know, we recently introduced the Teen Tips Wellbeing Hub to our school community. On Monday, we shall be extending this provision to include the Wellbeing Hub for pupils.
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  • Inter-School Summer Sport Notice

    23 April 2021
    We are delighted that inter-school sport returns this Saturday.
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    Inter-School Summer Sport Notice
  • Summer Term Prefects 2021

    23 April 2021
    Mr Grindlay had the pleasure of announcing our new Summer Term prefects' during his Headmaster's Assembly just before the Easter break.
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  • MASTERPLAN 450 Update - April 2021

    23 April 2021
    The School has been busy over the Easter holidays as we restart the boarding house redevelopment project as part of our MASTERPLAN 450 project.
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  • Head of School Speech - Jonny Russell (Lower Sixth)

    23 April 2021
    During the Headmaster's Assembly at the end of Lent Term, we were delighted to hear that our new Heads of School were Jonny Russell and Isabel Bruce-Lockhart (both Lower Sixth).
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  • Poetry Recital

    26 March 2021
    Several of our First Form English students took part in an end of term Zoom call with residents of Sutton Valence Care Home, to share poetry readings and Easter wishes.
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  • National Citizenship Service

    26 March 2021
    For many years, some of our Fifth Form students have benefited from participating in the National Citizenship Service summer programme.
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  • RAF Olympics

    26 March 2021
    This week, the Third Form RAF cadets competed in the RAF Olympics. 
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  • US and Global Universities Webinar

    26 March 2021
    Have you got academic strength? Intellectual curiosity? Leadership?
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  • CCF Senior NCOs

    26 March 2021
    Tradition is important in the CCF and the pace stick is the symbol of the Senior Cadet. 
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  • Website Competition Winner

    26 March 2021
    We are pleased to announce the winner of the SVS Foundation Connect prize draw.
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  • Exciting Computing Project

    26 March 2021
    Our Second Form students have an exciting Computing project coming up in the Summer Term. 
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  • RAF Museum Green Aviation Challenge Winner

    26 March 2021
    Grace Manning-Greene (Second Form) entered the RAF Museum Green Aviation Challenge, in which she had to come up with and present an idea that could help the Royal Air Force be more environmentally friendly.
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  • Holiday Reading

    26 March 2021
    Don’t forget to make use of the SVS eBook and audio library over the holidays. You can access our eLibrary anywhere, anytime and on multiple devices.
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  • Leavers' Netball 2021

    26 March 2021
    Yesterday, our Upper Sixth took to the Netball court for the annual Boys vs Girls Netball match.
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    Leavers Netball 2021
  • Intra-School Fixtures - 19th March 2021

    26 March 2021
    Last Saturday afternoon saw another round of intra-school sports fixtures with students participating in fixtures across Football, Hockey, Netball and Touch Rugby.
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    Intra-School Fixtures - 19th March 2021
  • Blue Gown Winners - Lent Term 2021

    26 March 2021
    We were delighted to see how many students had received their Blue Gown this term.
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  • End of Term Announcement

    26 March 2021
    Please see information pertaining to the School holidays and next term.
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  • International Affairs Forum

    19 March 2021
    Summer Beames (Lower Sixth), who is one of our Academic Scholars, took part in an International Affairs Forum earlier this week. She reflects on the experience below.
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  • Third Form Shooting

    19 March 2021
    The reopening of School has brought a welcome return to our co-curricular activities. 
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  • Teen Tips Wellbeing Hub for Pupils

    19 March 2021
    We are now pleased to inform you that Teen Tips has extended their Wellbeing Hub to pupils.
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  • Young Doctor Programme

    19 March 2021
    Holly Clark and Simona Jovanovic both Lower Sixth) participated in the Young Doctor Programme by InvestIN, which provided them with a fascinating insight into the medical profession.
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  • Intra-school sport returns to SVS

    18 March 2021
    On Saturday afternoon, our intra-school sport recommenced with nearly 190 pupils participating in Football, Hockey, Netball and Touch Rugby fixtures.
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  • Headmaster's Copy Prize - Sophia Parkin

    18 March 2021
    During the Headmaster's Assembly today, we were delighted to learn that Sophia Parkin (First Form) has been awarded a Headmaster's Copy Prize for her impressive and mature essay on King John.
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    Headmasters Copy Prize - Sophia Parkin
  • COVID Home Testing

    18 March 2021
    We have now concluded our COVID testing on-site.
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  • British Science Week 2021

    12 March 2021
    This week, we celebrated British Science Week at SVPS.
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  • Sixth Form Symposium 2021

    12 March 2021
    "It is not often you get the offer of free coffee with a side of existentialism, but when you do, you take it."
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    Sixth Form Symposium 2021
  • Codebreakers

    12 March 2021
    For centuries, organisations and governments have needed to send information secretly.
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  • Lower Sixth InvestIN Webinar – ‘Your Future’

    12 March 2021
    On Monday morning, our Lower Sixth students participated in an InvestIN Education webinar, designed to explore their future career options.
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  • English Competition - Design a Book Cover

    12 March 2021
    Before Half Term, our English department set out a competition for our students to design an original cover for a book they have read recently or that they are particularly fond of.
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    English Competition - Design a Book Cover
  • Translator Meeting

    12 March 2021
    Last Monday, our Fourth Form MFL students met with interpreter and translator, Rob Hunt.
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  • Leavers' Ball 2021

    12 March 2021
    We announced our Leavers' Ball last week and we had a wonderful response from our community. 
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    Leavers Ball 2021
  • English Competition

    12 March 2021
    Our English department ran a competition for our First Form students, following the Bishop’s Stortford literature competition in relation to a book The Girl who became a Tree by Joseph Coelho, in which they had to bring one of the characters to life.
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  • Virtual Exercise Fixture vs King’s Rochester

    05 March 2021
    Last Saturday saw us take on King’s Rochester in a whole school Virtual Exercise Fixture.
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    Virtual Exercise Fixture vs King’s Rochester
  • COVID Testing

    04 March 2021
    In preparing for a return to School next week, we understand that the students may be a little apprehensive about having to take their first COVID test.
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    COVID Testing
  • CCF Navy Promotion

    04 March 2021
    It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce the promotion of several Royal Navy Cadets, who have transferred from Able Cadet to One Star and one promotion from One Star to Two Star. 
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  • Lockdown Reflections

    26 February 2021
    Our Fourth Form Photography students were given a two-week assignment called 'Reflections’.
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  • Japanese Club

    26 February 2021
    Created in the first lockdown, our Japanese Club students are immersing themselves in Japanese culture.
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  • Headmaster Copy Prize - 26th February 2021

    26 February 2021
    During the Headmaster's Assembly today, we were delighted to learn that eight students were awarded a Headmaster's Copy Prize for their outstanding academic work. Five students were also commended for their excellent work.
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    Headmaster Copy Prize - 26th February 2021
  • OS News - Letter

    25 February 2021
    Recently, we received the sad news of the death of Old Suttonian Norman Collings (1940 W). In reporting his death, his widow, Susan, sent us through a scan of a letter he had sent to his mother shortly before he concluded his time at the School.
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  • Environmental Project

    25 February 2021
    Our Second Form students undertook a project to apply for a Blue Peter green badge.
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  • Festival of Literature

    12 February 2021
    Bishop’s Stortford College has hosted a literature festival for a number of years and, undaunted by the lockdown this year, they proceeded with a festival that was entirely online.
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  • Volcano Project

    12 February 2021
    During their Geography classes, our Second Form students have been learning about the theory of plate tectonics and the formation of volcanoes.
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  • Saracens Rugby Interview - 5th February 2021

    12 February 2021
    Last Friday, the Senior Rugby squad had a question and answer session with Saracens Rugby player Charlie Watson.
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    Saracens Rugby Interview - 5th February 2021
  • Virtual Sporting Fixture - 6th February 2021

    12 February 2021
    On Saturday, SVS took part in a Virtual Exercise Fixture against Ashford School and St Lawrence College.
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    Virtual Sporting Fixture - 6th February 2021
  • Headmaster's Copy Prize - Elliot Gooding

    12 February 2021
    During the Headmaster's Assembly today, we were delighted to learn that Elliot Gooding (Upper Sixth) has been awarded a Headmaster's Copy Prize for his incredible portrait, named 'The Marching Bandsman'.
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  • Headmaster Announcement

    08 February 2021
    Mrs Gillian Swaine, Chair of the Governors at Sutton Valence School, is delighted to announce that the Governing Body has appointed Mr James Thomas as the new Headmaster of the School, effective as of September 2021.
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  • MFL Recommendations - February 2021

    05 February 2021
    To encourage our community to explore TV shows and books in other languages, the MFL department has shared their current recommendations on shows and books they are currently devouring. 
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  • SV I-Fit Reminder

    05 February 2021
    Mr Howell wanted to remind pupils and parents of the flexibility within the SV I-Fit programme.
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  • Holocaust Memorial 2021

    05 February 2021
    As mentioned in the 22nd January newsletter, this year we have made the viewing of the Holocaust Memorial optional.
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  • Skin Cancer Study

    29 January 2021
    Congratulations to Old Suttonian Peter Bannister (2013 H), who has co-authored a study focused on the worrying increase in skin cancer cases in the UK.
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  • Preparing for National Apprenticeships Week

    29 January 2021
    Here at SVS, we do not follow a one-size-fits-all approach when preparing our students for their future.
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  • Blue Peter Green Badge

    29 January 2021
    This week, our Second Form Science students have started their Blue Peter Green badge project.
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  • Be on the Team: Teenagers against Meningitis study

    29 January 2021
    For the last two years, members of the Sutton Valence Sixth Form have taken part in the 'Be on the TEAM: Teenagers Against Meningitis' research study.
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  • Drawing Workshop

    29 January 2021
    Last weekend, the Art department set up a virtual Urban Landscape Drawing workshop with artist Jeanette Barnes.
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  • Wellbeing Hub

    29 January 2021
    We are delighted to inform you that we have joined the Teen Tips Wellbeing Hub.
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  • COVID Testing Centre

    22 January 2021
    Following the Government announcement that schools will be involved in mass testing of pupils and staff, we have been busy transforming the Sports Hall into a testing centre.
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  • MFL Recommendations

    22 January 2021
    The MFL department is making the most of lockdown to catch up on some of their favourite French and Spanish TV series and read the books they didn’t get around to reading during the last lockdown.
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  • Holocaust Survivor Talk

    22 January 2021
    During a normal School term, we participate in the live webcast on Holocaust memorial day, taking place on 26th January. 
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  • Head of School Speech

    22 January 2021
    During the Headmaster's Assembly today, Cameron Lamont-Brown (Upper Sixth) delivered her excellent speech to the School.
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    Head of School Speech - Cameron Lamont-Brown (Upper Sixth)
  • Junior Leadership Cookbook 2021

    22 January 2021
    The Juniors were tasked with the challenge of serving their family by cooking for them, as part of Junior Leadership.
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  • Zoomposium - Can faith and doubt co-exist?

    15 January 2021
    The Sixth Form Symposium restarted on Wednesday lunchtime, this time in its lockdown incarnation: ‘Zoomposium’.
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  • Geography AS Level Results

    14 January 2021
    Last spring, amid the slew of cancelled examinations, our Geography A Level students were faced with the challenge of their examinations being postponed to the Michaelmas Half Term.
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  • England Academy Players

    14 January 2021
    Congratulations to Jenson McInulty and Nathan Michelow (both Lower Sixth) who have been awarded England Rugby Academy Player (EAP) contracts.
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  • Sixth Form Updates - January 2021

    14 January 2021
    In ordinary times, our Sixth Form students would begin our post-18 preparation programme, which supports them in the planning for the various options available after the Sixth Form.
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  • Headmaster's Copy Prize - Brent Varrall

    14 January 2021
    During the Headmaster's Assembly today, we were delighted to learn that Brent Varrall (Fourth Form) was awarded a Headmaster's Copy Prize for his outstanding portrait photography assignment.
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  • Head of School Speech

    14 January 2021
    As we announced last week, Patrick Mullen (Upper Sixth) is one of our Heads of School this term.
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  • Junior Leadership Tutorials 2021

    13 January 2021
    January is often the month where people attempt to develop a new skill; this is now more than ever pertinent during our current lockdown.
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  • Strava Cycling and Running Clubs

    12 January 2021
    Mr Howell has launched both an SV I-Fit Cycling and Running Club on Strava, which is a wonderful way to stay fit whilst being part of a community group.
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  • CCF - Royal Navy Courses 2021

    08 January 2021
    The Royal Navy has released the camps and courses dates for 2021, usually run during Easter and summer.
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  • SVS Foundation Connect Launch

    08 January 2021
    Today, we are thrilled to launch SVS Foundation Connect, a new website for Old Suttonians and the wider SVS Foundation community, including parents and past-parents.
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