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Sutton Valence School

Sutton Valence School

North Street, Sutton Valence, ME17 3HL, Kent

01622 845200



Sutton Valence School
School type Coeducational Day & Boarding
Founded 1576
Headmaster Bruce Grindlay
Date Appointed September 2009
Co-ed Age Range 11-18
Number of pupils 570
Junior Tuition £5,465 (First Form, per term) - £6,210 (Second Form, per term)
Senior Tuition £7,135 (per term)
Full Boarding £3,170 (Junior, plus tuition per term) - £3,980 (Senior, plus tuition per term)
Weekly Boarding £2,765 (Junior, plus tuition per term) - £3,200 (Senior, plus tuition per term)
Prep Fees £3,000 (Nursery, per term) - £4,610 (Year 6, per term)
Average Class Size 17
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:9
Associations HMC, BSA, ASCL, AGBIS

Although steeped in more than 440 years of history and tradition, Sutton Valence School is innovative and passionate about developing its curriculum to extend the learning of every child. It is something we do very well, being one of the top schools nationally for the academic value we add to all our students. In recent years, the School has gone from strength-to-strength. Examination grades are consistently improving and our value added score is superb. We are seeing students flourish within their passions and being stretched as they take on new challenges. Parental feedback is overwhelmingly positive, as one parent put it: 'All schools promise the earth, Sutton Valence delivers'.

None of this is by chance; the School leadership team is focused on continuous improvement and innovation. Our four journeys (Academic, Enrichment, Community and Leadership and Service) create bespoke challenges for each child that grow strengths and address weaknesses. We stretch our students to surpass their expectations, not just in exams, but their whole education.

Sutton Valence firmly believes in the strength of its four Journeys, where academic pursuits are supported by exciting and challenging enrichment opportunities, transferable leadership skills and positive character traits are developed and the School community supports and encourages all to achieve their potential. No child is the same as another and, through our Journeys, we enable our students to find their niche; this not only helps individual self-confidence but also inspires the pupils to apply their passion and self-discipline to other areas of School life. As they mature, they will grow in their determination and self-esteem, leaving the School as confident, charming and capable, but not arrogant, young adults.