“The Grey Coat Hospital, founded in 1698, is a Church of England school for girls aged eleven to eighteen which welcomes boys into the Sixth Form. We are a school with strong values, committed to ensuring that each student is known as an individual, develops the knowledge, skills and personal qualities to lead a successful and fulfilling life, and is empowered to do so.
The aim of The Grey Coat Hospital is “to enable students to take charge of their learning, make decisions based on Christian values, live in the world as independent women and men and meet the challenges of the twenty-first century”. We aim for excellence both in and out of the classroom, seeking to develop the qualities of inquisitiveness, resilience, independence, humility and kindness. We have dedicated staff, supportive parents and experienced governors who work together to ensure that each student experiences a challenging learning journey in a reflective, creative and vibrant atmosphere.
We are proud of our outstanding examination results, our broad and balanced curriculum and our extensive extra-curricular provision. We work with a wide range of educational partners to support our aims and to enhance our work. Our affiliation with the United Westminster and Grey Coat Foundation has historic roots and provides additional benefits for our school, including inspirational learning opportunities for our students.
As an International School with Languages Specialism, we emphasise the learning of languages as we believe that it is important to develop the linguistic skills to communicate with people from around the world as well as to gain an understanding and an appreciation of other countries and cultures. We prepare our students for life and work in a global environment and for becoming leaders in their local, national and international communities”.
“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”