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Sutton Valence School

Address: North Street, Sutton Valence, Maidstone ME17 3HL, United Kingdom
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Description Sutton Valence School

  • Founded: in 1576
  • Location: Kent, United Kingdom
  • Age of students: 3-18 years
  • Total number of students: 790 people (35 foreigners, about 5%)
  • Type of training: joint (mixed)
  • Type of accommodation: residence (full board) from 9 years old
  • Language of instruction: English.

Traditional, classical Sutton Valence School (Private School Sutton Valence School) is a prestigious boarding school of joint type. Today, about 800 students study here, the overwhelming majority being British: foreigners make up no more than 5% of the total number of students.

The school was founded in 1576 (which makes it one of the oldest schools in the United Kingdom) and, traditionally for the UK, initially accepted only boys for boys whose families lived next door. The large-scale reorganization and modernization began in 1912, and by 1919 the school had completely switched to a joint training system, having built two residences for girls only.

Sutton Valence School enjoys an excellent reputation and respect for colleagues from all over the world. It is part of the prestigious organizations and associations: The Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS), The Headmasters 'and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC) and others.

At the same time, they try to provide quality and comprehensive academic training, and develop children in other areas - sports, creative, moral, ethical, psychological, and communicative. Small classes and professionalism of teachers give an opportunity to pay personal attention to everyone, which positively affects the results demonstrated by the students:

  • 2016: GCSE - 91% of students passed final exams for scores from C to A * (highest grade)
  • 2016: A-level 67% of students managed to pass to high marks in VA *.

An additional advantage is the balance of the curriculum: it follows the traditional British approach, tested by centuries, but also closely follows the latest pedagogical developments, methods and teaching aids. In addition, students have the opportunity to develop in the Joint Cadet Corps (Air Force) or pass a specialized training in the Navy, learn shooting and improve their own physical form, strength, endurance.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Sutton Valence School

Program name
from 10 650 £ / term


The classic British general education course is intended for children aged 14-16 and completes a part-time secondary education program. Sutton Valence School offers several options for this course:

  • Classic GCSE - 1 (accelerated) and 2 years
  • IGCSE (an option specially adapted for foreign students) - for 1 and 2 years.

Students in the course of the course study a wide, diverse range of disciplines that cover virtually all subject areas and fields of knowledge:

  • media and media
  • work with textiles
  • art and design
  • exact sciences
  • biology
  • household and economy
  • business and economics
  • English
  • chemistry
  • drama and theatrical art
  • Chinese
  • informatics and communication technologies
  • technology of design
  • theatrical studies
  • English literature
  • Spanish
  • French
  • physics
  • history
  • music
  • mathematics / higher mathematics
  • sport and physical development
  • geography
  • psychology
  • German.

Such diversity not only substantially broadens the horizon - it allows you to more accurately determine your personal priorities, because in the future (Sixth Form, the university), the student will choose subjects independently, based on the requirements of the future profession and specialty.

The cost of training in the school depends on the chosen level (the price is indicated for 1 person for 1 trimester, 1 academic year = 3 terms):

  • Junior School (junior and middle classes) = 9060 £
  • Senior School (senior, senior classes) = 10740 £.
from 11 760 £ / term


A classic British course for high school graduates (Sixth Form), which enables you to prepare yourself qualitatively and effectively for admission to the chosen university. The program is academically complex and intensive, but the certificate is highly valued - as a rule, it frees the entrants from additional entrance examinations and tests.

A-level is designed for 2 academic years and is offered to students 16-18 years old. A very small number of disciplines are selected (independently): 4-5 for the first year (AS-level) and 3-4 of them for the second year, for which exams are already taken. However, the study is almost at the university level, in-depth and thorough, therefore the choice should be made as carefully as possible, taking into account not only personal interests and inclinations, but also the requirements of the future university, faculty, profession.

  • information technology (ICT)
  • art and design
  • theater and dramatic art
  • biology
  • Spanish
  • economics and business
  • physics
  • chemistry
  • music
  • Chinese
  • music
  • technology of design
  • Physical culture and sports development
  • English literature
  • psychology
  • French
  • media and media
  • history
  • German
  • mathematics
  • higher mathematics
  • geography.

The cost of training in the school depends on the chosen level (the price is indicated for 1 person for 1 trimester, 1 academic year = 3 terms):

  • Junior School (junior and middle classes) = 9060 £
  • Senior School (senior, senior classes) = 10740 £.
from 11 760 £ / term


Also, students who are not confident in their abilities (or foreign students) have the opportunity to complete a one-year Pre-A-level preparatory course. This is an effective academic, language training and active development of training skills, critical and analytical thinking - anything that can help you cope with the complex and important A-level course.

The cost of training in the school depends on the chosen level (the price is indicated for 1 person for 1 trimester, 1 academic year = 3 terms):

  • Junior School (junior and middle classes) = 9060 £
  • Senior School (senior, senior classes) = 10740 £.

Accommodation and food

On the territory of Sutton Valence School 4 comfortable, cozy hostels are built:

  • Beresford House (11-13 years old)

Designed for only 15-20 people (3-4-bed rooms). In common use there is a laundry and a lounge for rest, a quiet class for doing homework and self-training, a game and student kitchen. Together with the children there are teachers and administrative staff, educators, often held general activities and games (plus children have breakfast almost always in their residence ).

  • Sutton House (for girls aged 13-18)

A small house for 40-50 girls with an international atmosphere - according to the latest information, not only Britons, but also pupils from Germany, China, Nigeria, Russia and other countries of Europe and the world lived here.

  • St. Margaret's House (for boys 13-18 years)

Approximately 55 people: high school students are offered single rooms, and for pupils younger - for 2-3 people. Each has free access to a common kitchen, self-study classes, a games room with board games, a lounge for relaxation and socializing.

  • Westminster House (Male Residence)

Living rooms, shared kitchen, living room and classes for homework and reading.

All children are constantly under the supervision of teachers and educators: they not only monitor the observance of cleanliness, discipline and order, but also ensure the safety of their wards, are always ready to help them in solving any problems.

There is a bus transfer at the school for students who do not live close to the campus: every day buses come to Sevenox, Tenterden, Gasting, Tunbridge Wells, Ashford, and after the lessons they take their children home.

Events Sutton Valence School

An important role in the leisure and development of schoolchildren is played by sports - they are available to a variety of physical activities:

  • golf
  • basketball
  • cricket
  • badminton
  • netball
  • swimming
  • rugby
  • tennis (large and table)
  • Athletics
  • football (European soccer)
  • squash, etc.

Also on the territory there are more than 60 clubs, clubs and sections on interests - for everyone there is an opportunity to reveal their potential and abilities:

  • chess
  • judo
  • school choir
  • school orchestra
  • choreography studio
  • musical groups and ensembles of various orientations
  • dramatic circle
  • Electonic music
  • art (several directions).

High school students are happy to participate in the fight for the Duke of Edinburgh (Duke of Edinburg: sports, community services, expeditions and hikes), are engaged in the Combined Cadet Force (CCF).

Equipment Sutton Valence School

The Sutton Valence School campus is conveniently located in Kent, surrounded by picturesque, green and tranquil English landscapes. The distance to London can be overcome in just an hour, and to Heathrow International Airport in 45 minutes: bus, road and rail services are perfectly arranged.

The student campus is constantly expanding and modernizing to provide students with maximum opportunities for learning, living and leisure:

  • 4 comfortable residences for living
  • score
  • bright classrooms and lecture rooms with the necessary equipment
  • modern scientific and practical laboratories
  • a big library
  • multifunctional sports center
  • numerous all-weather fields and grounds for team games and sports - both indoor and outdoor
  • own theater
  • large, beautifully equipped Arts Center
  • an indoor pool and much more.

The total area of ​​the territory reaches 100 acres. In 2001, several sports facilities were erected at once, so the sports infrastructure of Sutton Valence School is now considered the best in Kent. A new residence for young schoolchildren (9-13 years old) has recently been opened - it is located in the nearest cozy village of Chart Sutton (a bus transfer is organized before and after classes).

Term dates and fees

The cost of training in the school depends on the chosen level (the price is indicated for 1 person for 1 trimester, 1 academic year = 3 terms):

  • Junior School (junior and middle classes) = 9060 £
  • Senior School (senior, senior classes) = 10740 £.

The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee = £ 100
  • Examination Boards
  • Deposit for tuition
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian services) = from £ 490 / trimester (+ registration from £ 135)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Mandatory medical insurance = from £ 150 / year
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 100 GBP
  • Medical insurance 150 GBP

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

All applicants must provide the admissions committee with the grades from the previous place of study, go through a personal interview (possible additional interviews) and pass the entrance examinations in the main subjects (usually English and mathematics).

Scholarships Sutton Valence School

Scholarships of the school are determined by students who show exceptional outstanding results in the academic, musical or sports field; individual awards and grants are provided for gifted students in dramatic, theatrical art.


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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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