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Hidden away off a small country lane, surrounded by orchards but only a mile or so from the senior school, it is part of the Sutton Valence family but also very much a school in its own right with its own playing fields and athletics track but access to the senior school facilities. School has a relaxed atmosphere but high expectations inside and outside the classroom and a strong sense of community where differences are celebrated.

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SVPS is on a fine, safe rural site where the children enjoy a full and wide-ranging curriculum, which focuses on academic achievement, developing a community with high standards and respect for themselves and others, as well as giving opportunties to succeed outside of the classroom. We have a very successful record at entry to our senior school, Sutton Valence and other independent and local grammar schools. Accolades include:'Has exceeded all expectations'; 'The caring and professional attitude of the Headmaster and his team shine!' and 'My child loves attending the school and his confidence and ability is growing continuously. Its a happy place!' ...Read more

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Since January 2017 Claire Corkran BEd MEd (40s). Educated at Wycombe Abbey and Homerton College, Cambridge where she read theology and history and gained her degree in education. She also has a masters in educational leadership and management from the Open University. She started her career at St Aubyns prep school and then spent four years at James Allen’s Girls Prep as head of history before moving to the British School in Houston as senior teacher and Common Entrance co-ordinator. She returned to the UK after another four years and joined Copthorne as Head of RS and PSHE where she started a thinking skills department. She joined Sutton Valence Prep in 2010 as deputy head and became head in January 2017. ‘A complete natural,’ says a mother. ‘She is always good humoured and focused...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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