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Sutton Valence Primary School
Sutton Valence, ME17 3HT, UK Maidstone
+44 (0)1622 842188

Top marks for the third year running!

In 2006 our school was graded in the top 25% of schools in the country when using a value added index that measures how much progress children make.

In July 2006 we received a special Ofsted inspection designed for high achieving schools. This report confirmed our very high standards and the quality of teaching and learning in the school. It particularly highlighted the excellent personal development of children in our care, pupils' behaviour and how much they enjoyed being in school. There were no areas of concern throughout the whole of the school other than those we were already addressing e.g. completion of the link block and updating of computer suite. The inspector was so impressed that she personally wrote a letter to all the children and their parents informing them of her high regard for everyone at the school

Over the past year we have also gained a number of prestigious awards:

Basic Skills Quality Mark for our dedication in helping children develop reading, writing and numeracy skills.

Quality in Study Support for the wide range of activities, and clubs we have out of school hours. We also run a Breakfasr Club (7,45 - 8,45) and support workshops for parents.

International School Award for our innovative links with countries around the world.

FLARE award for the quality of teaching modern foriegn languages.

Healthy School Status for our efforts at promoting children's well being and health.

We are a co-educational day primary school with approximately 210 children, aged from about 4 to 11 years.

This site is designed to tell you how our school works by providing information on the school - its aims, organization, curriculum and activities.

If your child is to join us for the first time we welcome you as parents and look forward to a happy and successful association over the years ahead. If you already have a child here we are pleased to renew the links between us.

Confidence in a school comes from knowing and understanding what is happening within it. We hope you feel able to contact the school whenever necessary and to take advantage of all the opportunities offered for meeting and talking to us.

Only by working together in partnership will we be able to achieve our shared aim of providing the best possible education for your children. Please do all you can to get involved in school life.


Our main purpose is to ensure that all our children have the conditions necessary for them to make continuous improvement. We do this by maintaining a working atmosphere throughout the school, by ensuring they are motivated and by having high expectations about standards of achievement.

Our school is an interesting, welcoming and safe place for them, somewhere where they will be expected not only to do their best but also to support and encourage their peers and appreciate those who are different.

Within our school everyone is valued and given opportunities to develop a range of views and opinions within a supportive, moral and social framework.

We are committed to teach the basic skills of reading, writing mathematics and science to the highest level.

We ensure that our curriculum gives all our children experiences over a wide range and enables them to develop abilities in all subjects. We plan tasks that extend each child and build on previous experience and learned skills.

We have a framework for behaviour, clear to children, staff and parents, which supports and rewards good behaviour and encourages children to take responsiblity for their own actions.

We set challenging tasks for all our pupils and give them support when they find work difficult, sympathy when they are distressed and the opportunity to celebrate their successes.

Good relationships between home and school are vital. We hope that through shared information, and always being available to listen to you and act when you need our support, we can work together, co-operatively, to promote your child's well being.


Term dates for 2006-7

Autumn Term 2006

Start : Tuesday 5thSeptember 2006
Finish : Friday 15th December 2006

Half-term : Monday 23th October – Friday 27th October

N.B. There will be three Staff Development Days this term -

4 & 5th September and 15th December

Spring Term 2007

Start : Thursday 4th January 2007
Finish : Thursday 29th March 2007

Half-term : Monday 12th - Friday 16th February

N.B. There will be a Staff Development Day on Wednesday 3rd January and Friday 30th March

Summer Term 2007

Start : Monday, 16th April 2007
Finish : Wednesday 25th July 2007

Half-term : Monday, 28th May - Friday, 1st June

N.B. There will be a Staff Development Day on – Friday 29th June

Autumn Term 2007

Start : Wednesday 5thSeptember 2007
Finish : Wednesday 19th December 2007

Half-term : Monday 22nd October – Friday 26th October

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