Our Community Values
The strength of the School’s community ethos is a fundamental part of what makes Sutton Valence School so distinct. As a school, we are large enough to deliver a varied and specialised academic and enrichment provision, yet small enough to allow us to get to know every student individually, providing the best of both worlds. By keeping the numbers low, we ensure that all of the students feel recognised and supported, not just by their own teachers, but by the School community as a whole. By achieving this, we create an environment where pupils can be challenged, where they have the confidence amongst peers to be curious and above all, where their contributions can be harnessed to the benefit of all.
As part of developing their social awareness, we also encourage the students to participate in various charity initiatives that the School organises. From small in-house competitions to larger-scale fundraising efforts, our whole community regularly comes together to support a range of deserving charities. Many of these fundraisers feature the wider community, whether that be our former pupils, parents or past parents, which reflects the importance we place on extending our community values to all aspects of the School.
In essence, a student’s journey through the School does not stop when they conclude their time with us, rather they, along with their parents, remain an important part of the wider community. Once a Suttonian, always a Suttonian!