“Emanuel is a school with a long and distinguished history.
The school was founded in 1594 by Lady Dacre and, unusually, was co-educational from the very beginning. Lady Dacre’s original vision for the foundation was ‘for the bringing up of children in virtue and good and laudable arts so that they might better live in time to come by their honest labour’ and she initially made provision for twenty students: ten girls and ten boys.
Today, Emanuel remains fully co-educational, but has grown in size to over 900 students and our aims have become bolder and broader. Nowadays we foster a thirst for knowledge and a real commitment to learning. We teach our students to communicate in an articulate, informed and confident manner. We show our students what it means to take responsibility. We encourage them to develop a strong moral code with the ability to make informed judgements about what is right and wrong. We foster respect and good behaviour. We promote the importance of caring for others and we endeavour to teach our students important skills for later life: social, physical and practical.”
Robert Milne MA, Headmaster
Emanuel is a co-educational independent day school.
“As well as the academic education – which delivers excellent results across a full spectrum of abilities – there is every opportunity and encouragement for the students to become involved in a very dynamic and wide-ranging co-curricular line-up.”
“The school understands our children as individuals; and, as an institution, has the necessary financial strength, cultural values and, most importantly, a coherent and effective leadership, dedicated teaching staff of a very high standard and strong governance support to foster our children’s development into self-confident adults, who can achieve their best in life.”
“My biggest achievement at SV is securing a solid set of GCSE and A Level grades to set me up for the best start in life. I have never been academic, but the way Sutton Valence assists their students to work to their best ability has meant I am incredibly proud of the results I have achieved.”
Teddy Turpin, ex-pupil
“It has made me more organised, and has allowed me to establish a good balance between work and sport. The school has inspired me to succeed and has motivated me to try my hardest in whatever I do”
Patrick Backhouse, ex-pupil
“The sense of community makes it feel as though you are part of a safe but exciting family. Nowhere looks out for you like Sutton Valence School does”