Senior School

  • Duke of Edinburgh Update

    25 September 2020
    Due to the difficulties we are faced with due to Covid-19, the DofE has made some temporary changes for the completion of awards.
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  • Dressage Competition

    25 September 2020
    The Sutton Valence School Dressage Team had an incredibly successful day at the Petley Wood Competition on Saturday 19th September.
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  • Intra-School Fixtures

    25 September 2020
    Last weekend, we began our first round of Intra-School fixtures for Girls' Hockey and Boys' Cricket.
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  • Sutton Valence Music Society

    18 September 2020
    This term, Sutton Valence Music Society is hosting two online concerts for the start of its 2020/21 season. 
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  • SVS eBook Library

    18 September 2020
    We are very excited that pupils can now browse and borrow eBooks from the SVS eBook library.
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  • New CCF Heads of Section

    18 September 2020
    The CCF develops leadership skills and this is exemplified by the cadets who take on responsibility as Heads of Section and Head of Corps. 
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  • New School Portal

    18 September 2020
    We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new SVS Parent Portal at the Senior School.
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  • Swimming Success for Evie

    17 September 2020
    Over the summer holidays, we received the fantastic news that Evie Smith (Second Form) has been selected for the Swim England National Development Programme.
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  • Incredible Talent

    17 September 2020
    We are delighted to welcome Grace Scrivens to our Sixth Form this year.
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  • Head of School Speech - Joe Dale (Upper Sixth)

    17 September 2020
    Last week we announced that Daisy Hills and Joe Dale (both Upper Sixth) are sharing the Head of School role. During the Headmaster's Assembly this week, Joe delivered his speech.
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    Head of School Speech - Joseph Dale (Upper Sixth)
  • Looking after our Bees

    11 September 2020
    At the end of Summer Term, First Form pupils were studying the importance of bees and other pollinating insects in their Science lessons. 
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  • Refectory Delights

    11 September 2020
    The Refectory is usually the one place where the school community comes together, to relax and enjoy a delicious meal.
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  • Equestrian Excellence

    11 September 2020
    Our Equestrian team has made a fantastic start to the new academic year.
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  • Tom's Fight

    11 September 2020
    Back in June, we were shocked to hear that news that one of our recent leavers, Thomas Lazarides (2018 C), had been involved in a life-changing accident.
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  • Head of School Speech - Daisy Hills (Upper Sixth)

    11 September 2020
    We are delighted to announce that this term, Daisy Hills and Joseph Dale (both Upper Sixth) are sharing the Head of School role.
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    Head of School speech - Daisy Hills (Upper Sixth)
  • GCSE Results 2020

    20 August 2020
    Despite the incredible number of challenges faced by this year’s GCSE candidates, students at Sutton Valence School are once more celebrating a superb set of results.
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  • A Level Results 2020

    13 August 2020
    Despite the unprecedented challenges faced by students this year, Sutton Valence School is delighted to announce another excellent set of A Level results.
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  • Coronavirus and Us

    22 July 2020
    How we, as a School, took on the challenge COVID-19 presented to the educational sector and used it to our advantage.
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  • New Job Role - Miss Oliver

    06 July 2020
    Miss Oliver has agreed to become our Environment and Sustainability Co-ordinator to develop and instigate our sustainability strategy, as Sutton Valence School moves to be more environmentally-friendly.
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  • Junior's Drama Audio Production

    06 July 2020
    Rainbow’s Ending is a modern fable which tells the story of a world in the grip of two giants whose insatiable appetites are driving it, apparently inevitably, to utter devastation.
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  • Junior Science Bee Project

    26 June 2020
    The Juniors have been studying the life of bees. It has been fascinating to think about the different types of bees and the different jobs they do.
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  • New Job Role - Mrs Porter

    26 June 2020
    Following on from last week's announcement of our New Head of Sixth Form, Mr Ellmers, we would like to inform you of the new role that Mrs Porter will be taking on in September. 
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  • Leavers' Service 2020

    26 June 2020
    On Wednesday this week, we were delighted to host a virtual Leavers’ Service for our departing Upper Sixth students as they bid farewell to the School.
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  • New Head of Sixth Form

    19 June 2020
    We are delighted to announce that we have a new Head of Sixth Form, Mr Ellmers.
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  • Equestrian Excellence

    19 June 2020
    This term, Daisy Hills (Lower Sixth) and Maisey Russell (Third Form) represented Sutton Valence School in the NSEA Spring Pop-Up Dressage competition.
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  • MFL Bake Challenge

    12 June 2020
    We bring you two more delicious recipes, both French and Spanish-inspired. Have you ever made Churros or Les Madeleines?
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  • Next Steps Course

    12 June 2020
    We are excited to announce that we are launching a new online course, starting in September.
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  • Upper Sixth Sports Leaders

    04 June 2020
    This year, the Sports Department completed the third Level 3 Qualification in Sports Leadership and we are pleased to announce all 20 who started the two year course in 2018 have successfully passed.
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  • Inter-School Exercise Fixture vs Ashford School

    04 June 2020
    On Saturday 16th May, First to Fourth Form pupils took on Ashford School in an Inter-School Exercise Fixture.
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  • Nutty Tilez Winners

    04 June 2020
    Pupils in the Second, Third and Fourth Forms have been taking part in the Nutty Tilez challenge, where they compete against the clock (and one another) to to test their knowledge of French and Spanish vocabulary.
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  • Understanding Techno Tantrums

    04 June 2020
    During this period of lockdown, the chances are that we have all experienced pupils throwing techno-tantrums. To better understand these, please sign up to this free webinar bt Dr Kirsty Goodwin.
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  • Inter-School Exercise Fixture vs St Lawrence College

    15 May 2020
    Last Saturday 93 First to Fourth Form pupils participated in an Inter-School Exercise Fixture against St Lawrence College that saw participants having to run, walk or cycle for 30 minutes and cover as much distance as possible.
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  • Break a World Record!

    15 May 2020
    Mascalls Academy has been selected as an Art World Records Ambassador, and they would like to invite us to be part of breaking the world record for the largest online art lesson!
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  • NHS Volunteer

    08 May 2020
    Our own Hannah Walters, who is a vital part of our Catering team, has been volunteering for the NHS and Royal voluntary service.
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  • The Show Must Go On!

    08 May 2020
    In a challenging time for all industries, where all facets of life have had had to adapt quickly, Drama is no different.
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  • La Cuisine Française / La Comida Española 

    08 May 2020
    Every fortnight the MFL department will be posting two different recipes for you to try out; one from France and one from Spain.  
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  • Familiar Cover Star

    08 May 2020
    Some of you may have seen the cover of Radio Times this week.
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  • Community 2.6 Fundraiser

    01 May 2020
    As a School, and a community, we are raising money for the Pahar Trust in Nepal. 
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  • Theatre Productions at Home

    01 May 2020
    Mr Fewson, Head of Drama, has collated a fantastic list of theatre productions, recommended for home viewing. You can find the recommendations below. 
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  • Anzac Day 2020

    01 May 2020
    With various members of staff originating from Australia and New Zealand, it is usually tradition to celebrate Anzac Day.
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  • Saracens Rugby Interview

    01 May 2020
    Charles Galligan (Lower Sixth) recorded an interview with his sister, Rosie Galligan (Saracens and England Rugby player) that he played for his peers during their A Level PE lesson this week.
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  • Geography Easter Competition

    01 May 2020
    Miss Sagrott and Mr Downs were so impressed with the results of their Easter Junior Geography Competition.
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  • Copy Prize Award

    01 May 2020
    Mr Grindlay had the pleasure of awarding three copy prizes today.
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  • Dancing for Donations

    01 May 2020
    We were delighted to hear that Lily Halpin (Fourth Form) decided to raise money for the Blackthorn Trust by dancing for two hours and six minutes non-stop.
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  • Chapel Choir Online

    24 April 2020
    At a time when we are all doing our part to stay isolated, it can often be the new quirky ways of performing old tasks that can seem the most challenging; a Chapel Choir rehearsal being one of them.
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  • Virtual Chapel - Monday 20th April 2020

    19 April 2020
    Transcript of our virtual Chapel.
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  • Visor Victory

    17 April 2020
    Fergus Fowle (2019 H), has been charitably continuing with the production of the much-needed visors for the frontline staff across the country. 
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  • SVS e-Library

    17 April 2020
    Pupils are now able to borrow eBooks from the new eBook library.
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  • Parents' Evening - Summer Term 2020

    17 April 2020
    Our Parents' Evening this term will be held 'virtually'.
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  • Summer Term Prefects 2020

    17 April 2020
    Mr Grindlay had the pleasure of announcing our new Summer Term prefects during his Headmaster's assembly.
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  • Happy Easter 2020

    12 April 2020
    A very happy Easter to you all.
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  • Gardening Giveaway

    09 April 2020
    Due to the recent circumstances, our gardening team have supplies that are surplus to requirements. 
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  • 100 Day Project

    09 April 2020
    The 100 Day Project is a creative initiative that people all over the world participate in every year.
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  • Golf Chipping at Home

    09 April 2020
    Mr Davey has been missing the Golf course so he decided to set up his own golf chipping mat.
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  • Maundy Thursday and Good Friday 2020

    09 April 2020
    An open letter from our Chaplain to you, on this Maundy Thursday.
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  • Fortunate Foxes

    09 April 2020
    Four of our Third Form pupils started a project before Easter, in which they collected any old duvets, bedding and towels to donate to a wildlife charity.
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  • Visor Project Update - 9th April 2020

    08 April 2020
    We are so pleased to announce how successful our visor project has been over the last few weeks.
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  • Easter Message 2020

    08 April 2020
    Easter Message from our Chaplain.
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  • MASTERPLAN 450 Update

    03 April 2020
    As we are sure you can imagine, our MASTERPLAN 450 Project has been halted due to the current situation.
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  • HIKSVS Update

    03 April 2020
    As we all know, our sister school HIKSVS is based in TianJin, China.
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  • Project Visor

    02 April 2020
    Whilst the past week has been one of confusion and uncertainty, the sense of community, solidarity and selflessness we have felt, seen and been a part of, has truly been staggering.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Summer CCF Courses

    13 March 2020
    There are various courses that the CCF are offering over the Summer holidays.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mental Health Week, 2020

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

    06 March 2020
    The Library celebrated World Book Day with lots of competitions and prizes.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mental Health Week 2020

    28 February 2020
    Next week, Sutton Valence School presents Mental Health Week.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    First Form French Play
  • 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