Welcome to Sutton Valence School

A co-educational independent day and boarding school for pupils aged 3-18

Preparatory School

Senior School

Latest News

  • Apr 2014
    The annual Senior Boys v Girls Netball Match took place in the last week of term
  • Mar 2014
    On Thursday 27th March the School was pleased to host a concert by the Band of the Royal Brigade of Gurkhas in support of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.
  • Mar 2014
    Children and teachers at the Prep School gave up their sleep to help raise funds for Sport Relief.
  • Mar 2014
    As part of the School's programme of careers advice, we were very fortunate at the end of March to welcome six Old Suttonians
  • Mar 2014
    Last week Year 5 headed off to the Senior School for an afternoon of fun and games with the Senior School CCF NCOs.
  • Mar 2014
    Full of enthusiasm, Mumma Mia boarded the 7.32 from Headcorn last Saturday on their way to the regional auditions for Choir of the Year 2014
  • Mar 2014
    Five local primary schools joined the Junior Choir for an afternoon of singing
  • Mar 2014
    There was real laughing out loud in the Library this week
  • Mar 2014
    We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Mark Howell as the School’s new Head of Rugby from April 2014
  • Mar 2014
    With chocolate sauce, jam, syrup and the more traditional lemon juice and sugar to choose from
  • Mar 2014
    Last Friday saw representatives from the Parents' Association, staff and senior management from both the Prep School and the Senior School, join Governors in a short ceremony
  • Mar 2014
    After only 18 months in the game Jo-Jo Williams was invited in October 2013 to join the monthly England Roller Hockey training sessions
  • Mar 2014
    Reading for fun, all over the Prep School
  • Feb 2014
    Max and Katie Harrison (Third and Second Form) have had a truly fantastic year, dancing their way to finish sixth in the country
  • Feb 2014
    A recent ISI Inspection has given all at the Preparatory School a lot to be proud of
  • Feb 2014
    Sutton Valence gained ‘excellent’ in seven of nine categories in a recent ISI Inspection and was deemed to have ‘made excellent progress since the last inspection (2009)’.
  • Feb 2014
    The Mostowfi family relocated to Maidstone last year so their son could follow his dream. Jane and Ramin Mostowfi left their life and business in Brighton a year ago so that Sam, First Form, could further his gymnastic career.
  • Feb 2014
    For the first time in six years, Sutton Valence U13 Hockey side are the mini 7-a-side County Champions.
  • Feb 2014
    Young 'cellist, Gabriel Lordon, has been playing the instrument for three years and in recent exams (for grades 1 - 5)
  • Feb 2014
    Twenty Prep School Choristers travelled across to the Senior School recently for a singing master class with Voces8. The much acclaimed vocal group has a long and fruitful association with Sutton Valence
  • Jan 2014
    Britains aren’t renowned for marking Australia Day – but for our Prep School pupils it was a chance to combine geography, cultural studies and music in a celebration of all things
  • Jan 2014
    Katie Latter is going for gold, after being picked out as a possible contender for TEAM GB. Katie (15) represents the county at U16 hockey and U17 cricket and shines at every sporting activity
  • Jan 2014
    Olympic hopeful Peter Bannister is paddling his way into 2014 – with the help of a new competition kayak designed by his old art teacher.Sarah Easter was thrilled to be asked to come up with
  • Jan 2014
    Good morning Sutton Valence.As all of you will know, a week or so before the end of term Nelson Mandela died. There are many who will say that it is a shame he has gone. There may even be those who
  • Jan 2014
    On 9th January, Year 1 went on a trip to the Museum of Childhood in London. This was the most wonderful introduction to our new topic for this term on collections.
  • Dec 2013
    The Sixth Form gentlemen are normally well-dressed, well-groomed young men. But, for four weeks this term, six of our Upper Sixth were Sebastian Newman, Dominic Murray and Robert Sehmi
  • Dec 2013
    In preparation for the rugby 7s season next term, the senior squad were privileged recently to benefit from a coaching session with one of the stars of the England Sevens squad. John Brake
  • Dec 2013
    Sutton Valence has a large and active Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, with over 180 pupils engaged over Bronze, Silver and Gold levels in any one year. Last week saw the most recent crop of
  • Dec 2013
    An Old Suttonian has scored a hole in one – winning a prestigious golf scholarship to study at the Georgia State University, USA. Emily Royer (17) began golfing aged 10 at the Prep School and
  • Nov 2013
    Last Friday a joint concert was given by the Foundation Schools, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great English composer Benjamin Britten. Friday 22nd November was not only
  • Nov 2013
    A duo of dancers from Kingswood have been tripping the light fantastic – and speeding ‘strictly’ towards some top accolades. Sutton Valence students Max and Katie Harrison have been
  • Nov 2013
    This week (Wednesday 27th) the U10s were delighted to have been invited to play in the East Grinstead Tournament. Historically, the competition attracts teams from much larger prep schools
  • Nov 2013
    As we approach the 100th anniversary of the First World War next year, it was fitting to have a visit to Sutton Valence School from the author Paul Dowswell, who is a specialist on the subject
  • Nov 2013
    Years 2 to 6 enjoyed an exciting visit from a mobile planetarium on Tuesday. As soon as the staff and pupils entered the Bates Hall, they were faced with a huge, black, air filled dome
  • Nov 2013
    Making the headlines this week were our U10A girls who travelled to Tunbridge Wells on Wednesday for the annual Holmewood House Hockey Tournament with Holmewood House, Dulwich Prep and Ardingly.
  • Oct 2013
    Years 5 and 6 have been busy enjoying their Shakespeare workshop. As part of their work on Midsummer Night’s Dream they have been learning to be mischievous fairies, budding actors and royalty!
  • Oct 2013
    Headmaster, Bruce Grindlay, is part of the first UK delegation to China designed to promote the benefits of a UK boarding school education.As one of only 20 head teachers visiting China this year
  • Oct 2013
    This has been a busy couple of weeks for tournaments for our pupils. Our U11A girls’ hockey team competed firstly at Bishop’s Stortford and then a little closer to home at our own U11A hockey
  • Oct 2013
    What colour is an everlasting gobstopper? Can you name two of Roald Dahl's dogs? Tricky questions indeed, but the challenge was met head on by First form pupils taking part in a fantabulous Dahl Day
  • Sep 2013
    I hope you all had a great holiday and enjoyed the time not having to think about school! When you reach the Upper Sixth, you maybe surprised to learn just how many Head of School speeches you will
  • Sep 2013
    Congratulations to Annabelle Majin, Year 6, named this week as the overall national winner of 'Stabilo's Young Journalist of the Year competition'. Upon receiving the wonderful news, Annabelle said
  • Aug 2013
    15 ex-Prep School pupils who moved on to the Senior School, Sutton Valence pupils are celebrating a fantastic 64% pass rate at A* and A grades in their GCSEs, against 44.1% for the whole year group
  • Aug 2013
    With almost a third of students gaining seven or more A* and A grades in their GCSEs today (Thursday 22nd August 2013), the School is celebrating, once again, its best-ever results with the cohort
  • Aug 2013
    Thirty per cent of the largest-ever group of Upper Sixth are celebrating gaining more than two A* and A grades today (Thursday 15th August). Best-ever results were achieved
  • Jul 2013
    Six Combined Cadet Force CCF) cadets got their summer break off to a good start when, as part of the School’s Shooting Team, they went to the National Rifle Association’s Imperial Meeting
  • Jul 2013
    Congratulations to Toby, Noah, Max and Finn, who have been selected to perform at 'Music on the Hill' on 21st July. As 'Skoolz Out' they will be appearing at the Family Fun Sunday alongside 'Stooshe'
  • Jul 2013
    Congratulations to Toby, Noah, Max and Finn, who have been selected to perform at 'Music on the Hill' on 21st July. As 'Skoolz Out' they will be appearing at the Family Fun Sunday alongside 'Stooshe'
  • Jul 2013
    Well done to Guy Thomas, Fifth Form, who competed for England in the Race Walking match in Dublin last weekend. This was Guy’s second England cap in the last two weeks, having first travelled to
  • Jul 2013
    Congratulations go to Henry Overy, Second Form and Dan Teare, Third Form who have both been selected to play for Kent's U14 Rugby team. A great success and deserved achievement, well done

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