Senior School

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Junior STEM Day

    02 July 2021
    It was wonderful to host the Junior STEM day on Thursday this week.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Silver DofE Expedition 2021

    11 June 2021
    This week, 29 Fifth Form students completed their Silver expedition practice.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    Duke of Edinburgh Tribute
  • 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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    Summer Term Prefects 2021
  • 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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    MASTERPLAN 450 Update - April 2021
  • 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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    Head of School Speech - Jonny Russell (Lower Sixth)
  • 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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    Website Competition Winner
  • 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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    RAF Museum Green Aviation Challenge Winner
  • 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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  • 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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    COVID Home Testing
  • 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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  • 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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    Headmasters Copy Prize - Elliot Gooding
  • 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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    Preparing for National Apprenticeships Week
  • 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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    Be on the Team: Teenagers against Meningitis study
  • 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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    Holocaust Survivor Talk
  • 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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    Zoomposium - Can faith and doubt co-exist?
  • 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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    Geography AS Level Results
  • 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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    Sixth Form Updates - January 2021
  • 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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    Head of School Speech 2021 - Patrick Mullen (Upper Sixth)
  • 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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  • E-Book and Audiobook Library

    08 January 2021
    We love our new e-book and audiobook library!
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  • Foundation Art Exhibition Winners

    08 January 2021
    As a member of The United Westminster and Grey Coat Foundation, our School was one of five participating in the annual Art Exhibition, intended to celebrate and engage the artistic talents of all students.
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  • CCF Army Promotion 2020

    08 January 2021
    Having completed the first term in the CCF Army section as part of the GCSE option choices, there was an opportunity to promote ten Fourth Form cadets as the first step in their progress towards becoming an NCO.
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  • SV I-Fit Lent Term programme

    08 January 2021
    The Sports department has created the Sutton Valence Interactive Fitness (SV I-Fit) programme for our students.
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  • Blue Gown and Blue Badge Awards - Michaelmas Term 2020

    08 January 2021
    At the end of the Michaelmas Term, we were delighted to see how many students had received Blue Gown and Blue Badge awards.
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  • Virtual Journeys - Lent Term 2021

    08 January 2021
    As a result of the Government’s decision to close all schools in England, we have successfully started our Lent Term online.
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  • Bentley Photographic Quick Pics

    11 December 2020
    Bentley Photographic has now released Quick Pics which is now available to all parents.
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  • Christmas Tree Fundraising

    04 December 2020
    Are you looking for a Christmas tree? Our Sixth Form students are giving all members of our community the opportunity to win the Christmas tree that is in the Sixth Form cafe at the end of term, whilst supporting a cause that is close to all of our hearts. 
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  • Headmaster's Copy Prize - 4th December 2020

    04 December 2020
    We are delighted to announce that Summer Beames (Lower Sixth) and Josef Ibrahim (Fourth Form) have both been awarded a Headmaster's Copy Prize, for outstanding academic work, during this week's assembly. 
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  • Poetry Together

    04 December 2020
    On Friday, our English department held a Poetry Together virtual event with Sutton Valence Care Home.
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  • TIDE for change

    04 December 2020
    During today’s assembly, two members of our TIDE (Team for Inclusion, Diversity and Equality), Chinya Manley and Suzanna Fullick (both Upper Sixth), provided excellent speeches on the importance that anything that we do as a School is not tokenistic and enacts real, tangible change to the way we mov...
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  • Christmas Carol Service

    27 November 2020
    As the School community begins to think about Christmas, our focus inevitably turns to the School’s ever-popular end of term Carol Services. 
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  • Sixth Form Symposium

    27 November 2020
    Each week, Mr Jones, Head of Academic Scholars, holds a symposium for our Sixth Form scholar students.
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  • Business Videos

    27 November 2020
    This week, our Lower Sixth Business students have been tasked with writing a script and then creating a short mock HR training video for an imagined company, designed to aid new recruits. 
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  • Letter to the PM

    27 November 2020
    As we entered our second national lockdown, Isabelle Priestley (First Form) took it upon herself to speak out and wrote a letter to Boris Johnson and the local MP party to voice her concerns about the closure of gyms and youth sports centres.
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  • Guildhall Offer

    26 November 2020
    The Music department is delighted to announce that Jack Price (Upper Sixth) has been offered a place at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London to continue his violin studies.
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  • Intra-School Sports Fixtures

    26 November 2020
    Last Saturday afternoon saw the second round of internal sports fixtures played at SVS.
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  • Intra-School Sports Fixtures

    20 November 2020
    Last Saturday saw Intra-School sports fixtures take place at SVS in Girls' Hockey and Boys' Touch Rugby.
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  • Tom Lazarides Latest Update

    20 November 2020
    The latest update on Tom Lazarides.
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  • eBook Library

    20 November 2020
    We are very pleased to announce that the School library has extended the eBook library to include an audiobook collection. 
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  • Amazing Apprenticeship

    20 November 2020
    Elle Steel joined our Grounds department aged 17 and immediately became a valued member of the team.
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  • Competition Finalists

    20 November 2020
    This week, we had the wonderful news that Lily Dowling, Seren Lloyd-Jones and Jensen Miller (all Second Form) have been chosen as finalists for the Leeds Castle's BIG Story Writing Challenge.
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  • Movember 8

    20 November 2020
    This November, Sutton Valence School are doing several fundraisers to help and support UWS Hile School.
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  • Brilliant Brands Hatch Result

    18 November 2020
    We are extremely delighted to hear that this weekend, Josh secured himself first place during the final round of the season at Brands Hatch circuit.
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  • Sepsis Research

    13 November 2020
    We have recently heard from past parent Abi Dawson, mother to Nina (2019 C) and Hugh Harman (2020 C).
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  • Motor Neurone Fundraising

    13 November 2020
    hose of you who have been at the School for a while will remember twin brothers Guy and Patrick Backhouse (2016 F).
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  • Eco Society Request

    13 November 2020
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, plastic items like disposable masks, gloves and other protective equipment have become very popular, but these items are very bad for the environment.
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  • Fundraising Fun

    13 November 2020
    Following the presentation by United World Schools in assembly before Half Term, the Juniors took part in a socially-distanced sponsored Musical Statues competition in support of the Hile School. 
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  • Excellent Equestrianism

    13 November 2020
    On 27th October, the SVS Equestrian team took part in the Grass Roots Show Jumping Qualifier at Duckhurst Farm.
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  • Diwali Celebrations 2020

    13 November 2020
    Our Diversity Committee, overseen by Mr Sealy and assisted by Mr Devine, organised a Diwali lunch today.
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  • National Vase Trophy

    13 November 2020
    Over the Half Term break, Mr Grindlay was delighted to receive a letter from England Rugby.
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  • Headmaster, Bruce Grindlay, accepts a new opportunity

    13 November 2020
    It is with considerable sadness that Sutton Valence School announces the departure of Headmaster, Bruce Grindlay, after 12 years of exemplary service to the School and its community. Mr Grindlay will be leaving at the end of the current academic year to take up the position of Principal of Rugby...
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  • Sunny Scavenger Hunt

    23 October 2020
    Our Junior Leadership students took advantage of the unusually balmy October weather we are having and headed outside for a scavenger hunt.
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  • Headmaster's Copy Prize

    23 October 2020
    We are delighted to announce various students have been awarded Headmaster's Copy Prizes during today's assembly.
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  • Sustainable Catering

    23 October 2020
    Providing 1300 meals a day over two sites is enough of a challenge under normal circumstances, and it also makes us the second-largest catering operation in the Maidstone district.
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  • Cocoa Runners Report

    22 October 2020
    Last Friday, we held our Annual Kingdon Society Lecture.
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  • United World Schools

    22 October 2020
    Last Friday, during the Headmaster's assembly, we were delighted to welcome Ellen Smith from United World Schools (UWS) who gave a presentation in Chapel.
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  • Exploring English

    22 October 2020
    The Third Form has been exploring the topic of 'speeches that shaped the world'.
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  • Great Golfing

    22 October 2020
    Congratulations to the Sutton Valence Golf team who came sixth in the 2020 ISGA National Matchplay Finals.
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  • OS News - Memorial Quest

    16 October 2020
    In amongst all of the early gloom that 2020 brought, we received the positive news that Old Suttonian David Nelson (1966 C) had succeeded in his efforts to have a Holocaust survivor’s memory properly recognised.
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  • Field Day 2020 - Leadership

    16 October 2020
    The Second Form took part in a competitive and action-packed day, learning valuable leadership skills.
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  • Field Day 2020 - Juniors

    16 October 2020
    The Second Form was fortunate enough to go to The Climbing Experience in Maidstone.
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  • Field Day 2020 - Design Technology

    15 October 2020
    Our Fourth Form Design Technology students designed bespoke Tote bags using CAD-CAM during their Field Day.
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  • Field Day 2020 - Science

    15 October 2020
    On Monday, the whole School took part in our annual Field Day. In Science, ten Physics students were split into two teams and set a futuristic task. 
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  • Space in Science

    15 October 2020
    This week in First Form Science, 1N has been researching the development of telescopes as part of their Space topic. 
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  • Sutton Bake Off

    15 October 2020
    Inspired by the new series of the Great British Bake Off, Head of House, Nicole Avery (Upper Sixth) led a Sutton Bake Off last Sunday afternoon.
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  • HOYS

    15 October 2020
    Last weekend, Alfie Miles (Fourth Form) travelled to Liverpool to compete in the Show Jumping National Championships, HOYS.
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  • Update on Tom Lazarides (2018 C)

    09 October 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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  • World Mental Health Day 2020

    09 October 2020
    Tomorrow (Saturday) is World Mental Health Day. 
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  • Third Form Field Day

    08 October 2020
    In these strange circumstances, our Third Form students experienced a very different CCF Field Day this term than usual.
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  • Racing Ahead

    08 October 2020
    After a difficult motor racing season, Joshua Miller (Fourth Form) has been going from strength-to-strength.
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  • OS Gap Students

    02 October 2020
    This term, we have been delighted to welcome back Old Suttonians Molly Alexander (2017 S) and Annabel Mansfield (2020 C) to work as Gap students at the Prep School.
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  • Online Careers Event

    02 October 2020
    What is it like working in the Houses of Parliament? How do you start a career in politics?
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  • Our Digital Strategy

    02 October 2020
    This term has seen the implementation of our digital strategy.
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  • Annual Kingdon Lecture 2020

    02 October 2020
    You are cordially invited to the Annual Kindon Lecture 2020, this year hosted by Cocoa Runners.
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  • Headmaster Copy Prize Winners

    02 October 2020
    We are delighted to announce that Tilly Counsell, Meredith McInulty and Isabelle Priestley (all First Form) have been awarded the Headmaster Copy Prize, for outstanding academic work, during this week's assembly. 
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  • Foundation Art Exhibition 2020

    02 October 2020
    As a member of the United Westminster and Grey Coat Foundation, our school is one of five participating in an annual Art Exhibition.
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  • Oxbridge Old Suttonians

    01 October 2020
    As the Oxbridge colleges begin to welcome students back for the Michaelmas Term, we would like to wish Old Suttonians Lara Savage (2020 H) and Francis Romano (2019 L) all the best as they settle in to their new surroundings.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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