Sutton Valence School

Co-educational boarding and day in Maidstone, Kent

Students have been inspired by the beautiful surroundings of Sutton Valence School since 1576. Set in the heart of the Kent countryside, only 40 miles outside central London, the School has a vibrant boarding community which enjoys the benefit of rural living, but with easy access to the city.

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SVS offers a wide-ranging education, where every student enjoys the opportunity to find their ‘thing’.

From the School’s opening until now, our greatest strength is our community. The relationships enjoyed between staff, pupils and parents allow us to craft an educational journey that is individually suited to every pupil. Ultimately, if they feel supported, cared for and recognised for who they are, they will feel comfortable pushing themselves to discover the limits of their ability.

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Through the high expectations and standards that we set, students are encouraged to go further than they had thought possible in their academic, enrichment, community and leadership journeys. We want them to become confident, civilised and open-minded individuals who possess a love of learning and a strong sense of self-discipline. Each will have taken a slightly different journey by the time they finish their School education, but their ultimate destinations are the same: that they will work hard to fulfil their true potential and add value to their lives.

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As a school, we have a strong background of educating Forces children and offer a 20 per cent discount on tuition and boarding fees for any serving members of the military.
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Head Mr. James Thomas
School Type Combined co-education school
Junior Age Range 2 - 11
Senior Age Range 11 - 18
Academic GCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Total Students 570
Youngest Boarder 11
Int'l Students 45