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03/08/20

If you’re joining our new Year 7 in September, it’s not too late to complete a Transition Workshop. Don’t forget to let us know how you get on! https://t.co/Rf2IIjDL6w

30/07/20

Retweeted From MTW NHS Recruitment and Apprenticeships

Aged 15-19 and in need of some careers guidance? are hosting a FREE VIRTUAL CAREERS FAIR this August! There will be exhibits by & ! Book here ⬇️ https://t.co/2FXfWkQyxf https://t.co/ugmrcfByFI

28/07/20

Retweeted From HeadStart Kent

If you are concerned about a young person’s mental health you can call the Single Point of Access (SPA) ON 0300 1234496. Mental health and emotional wellbeing services are open for children and young people. We are . https://t.co/PfeoNbMwBW https://t.co/l8iy5de1Sr

28/07/20

We are sorry to hear that. The link was in the last letter of term and the survey is now closed. However, if you email our Manager account we can send you the direct link via email.

24/07/20

Woody hopes you’re enjoying the summer break as much as he is... Thanks to everyone who has completed our end of term surveys, we will be using your responses to plan our future developments. https://t.co/PwZE66ugCs

23/07/20

Well done, Mia! What beautiful 🦋- drawn by hand and electronically. We hope you had fun with this https://t.co/aV8f0iTH2A

23/07/20

Miss Collins has been busy creating a display of Memory Boxes, based on an Art project from last term. What would you put in yours? https://t.co/MNINk01Pxj

22/07/20

Retweeted From Kent Music

🚨 Submissions for our virtual Open Mic close at midnight TONIGHT! 🚨 If you're a young musician looking to share your music with the world, visit our website now to submit your piece for our virtual festival: https://t.co/GN6Bz1JYGF https://t.co/8EaPJTEwkb

22/07/20

Don’t forget, our end of year survey for parents and carers closes tomorrow. Tell us how the year has been! https://t.co/lpXnENOcrW

21/07/20

Retweeted From Kent Music

Are you an intermediate DJ? Join Seb in our virtual masterclass on 30th July as he shows you how to create a mini-mix with 10 of your own tracks, and guides you through different DJ techniques! 🎚️🎧 There are only six places - claim your spot now here: https://t.co/QgrprDFGwU https://t.co/r14GVCcxsz

20/07/20

It sounds fabulous!

20/07/20

Inspired by our Live Lounge event last week? 🎵 🎶 🎵 Want some musical entertainment and challenge over the summer break? Why not join in Day and Night Virtual Festival? More details on this brilliant event at: https://t.co/DRqar0K4ps https://t.co/YbU4tZbBoG

18/07/20

Well done, Hannah. This looks absolutely delicious! 😋 https://t.co/jABW5hNAb5

18/07/20

Thank you! We’re very proud of the Virtual Choir - and this is beautiful!

17/07/20

Have a safe and happy summer everyone! https://t.co/LKgms09o5n

17/07/20

Retweeted From NHS England and NHS Improvement

Congratulations Sir ! It's a privilege to share this moment with you — and wonderful to see the recognition of your contribution to our country and . 🎖️ 💙 https://t.co/3XkiNu8pWJ

16/07/20

The Valley Park Virtual Choir have done it again! Here's their new video: https://t.co/mXaCZfZOcz - and if that isn't enough for you, tune in at 2pm when the VVP Live Lounge goes, well, live! https://t.co/vnaKbbcG4h https://t.co/3skjbCcz43

15/07/20

Retweeted From Speakers for Schools

It's time! Meet ÑO at 2pm TODAY. She will share her environmental engineer career and the kind of work she’s involved in with the company’s carbon ambitions. TUNE IN HERE NOW: https://t.co/EjfdpNzakm https://t.co/H6mAWKYRW9

15/07/20

There's a new computer science workshop on our Year 6 transition page. It shows you how to make a simple computer program. Have a go! https://t.co/8GstEnLJAT

15/07/20

Calling all students! Our end of year survey launches today - you have until the end of the day Friday to feed back to us on how this year has gone. Check your inbox for the link! 📝 https://t.co/igoGaj5NVs

13/07/20

The final blog of the [academic] year... https://t.co/2BB8hEG4En https://t.co/ulHMxaQpi2

13/07/20

It’s Sixth Form Induction this week! https://t.co/ZCmLPEBux5

12/07/20

This is really beautiful! Well done!

12/07/20

- What are you waiting for? https://t.co/Pc7g23XU1s

12/07/20

Some fascinating speakers coming up... https://t.co/dtm5pplB1A

12/07/20

Mr Moore, you know what to do if you have any leftovers, don’t you? Cannot wait to see all our students’ creations 😋 🍰 https://t.co/7Dv75X7dk1

11/07/20

- With 2 days to go, it's time for the classic double take... https://t.co/lwbaYM6m8i

10/07/20

It’s Race Night at Virtual VP! Can you believe that 7K has Usain Bolt running for them? Find out your form’s performance at https://t.co/SDoKnx3aH2 - good luck! 🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/Tro0NOi2uP

10/07/20

- is Mr Fuller singing? https://t.co/fJhb0F8zqN

09/07/20

Retweeted From Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society's programme aims to change the way we think, act and talk about dementia, to make the world a dementia-friendly place for people affected by the condition. Visit https://t.co/LGXii0Oqxi to become a today! https://t.co/7Z5gvhZGdV

09/07/20

Good luck, Year 6!

09/07/20

Well done, Hannah, this looks just the thing for the end of long day! 👍 https://t.co/tB0fpoVQmA

09/07/20

- Mr Sargent is retaining his cool... https://t.co/d6peLlzLd9

08/07/20

5 days to go and Mr Smith is losing it... https://t.co/chmH8lWlhi

08/07/20

On Friday 10 July at 10am, the Prime Minister will be giving an address to all school leavers which will be broadcast on Facebook and YouTube. https://t.co/xI2XfgzFmF

08/07/20

Are you in Year 12 and applying to become a prefect? We are looking forward to reading your application... 🤞 https://t.co/w0AwOWpdeH

07/07/20

Thank you! 😊 This was such a lovely project!

07/07/20

Back in the Easter break, Keyworker Hub children worked with Ms Collins to create forget-me-not mementoes of this unique time. Now they have been turned into a commemorative display - how beautiful these ceramics look! https://t.co/Ull0wy7PG5

07/07/20

Ooooh, delicious! Well done Tiarna, this looks so good! https://t.co/3sCZb66dSD

07/07/20

...and we hope you like it... https://t.co/eQ1bUoQOuC

Uniform and equipment

From September 2020, we have negotiated two uniform suppliers, both of whom will be able to advise as to appropriate school attire for Valley Park.

Simmonds

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At the time of producing this page, both companies are able to supply via mail-order, but keep an eye on their websites for updates as social distancing regulations change.  In cases of any dispute regarding the suitability of uniform, the Headteacher’s decision is final.

Please ensure that all items of uniform, equipment and PE Kit are clearly and securely labelled with your child’s name. When mislaid items are found in school, they are always checked for students’ names, and returned to the rightful owner when they can be identified.  Unnamed items are displayed as lost property at the end of each term, and students who have lost items are able to check our stocks of lost property at break times.

Key Uniform Items

  • Valley Park green blazer
  • Valley Park school skirt - to be worn with plain black tights
  • Valley Park school trousers - to be worn with plain black socks
  • Valley Park clip-on school tie
  • Valley Park black V neck school jumper (optional)
  • Plain white school shirt (incorporating a top button)
  • Low-heeled black traditional school shoes with no adornments. (Trainers, trainer-style, ballet and pump-style shoes are not permitted, as our site is large and the typical school day involves quite a lot of walking!)
  • Belts must be black, narrow and of a traditional style
  • Coats should be of a dark colour (e.g. dark green, black, dark grey or navy)

Our students represent our school community whilst wearing their uniform, from the time they leave home in the morning, to the point when they arrive back home in the evening. What does it mean, therefore, to wear our Valley Park uniform with pride?

  • Top button fastened at all times.
  • Shirt tucked in at all times.
  • No jewellery except one small plain stud in the lobe of each ear.  (No other piercings are allowed.)
  • Blazers to be worn at all times unless a teacher allows removal in the classroom.
  • Avoiding over-filling blazer pockets. 
  • A smart business-environment appropriate hair style. Hair must not be worn as a fashion statement. Cropped or shaved or “tram-line” styles are not acceptable.
  • Make up is not allowed unless it is discreet.
  • As with the rule for make-up, only natural and very discreet colour nail polish is permitted and false nails are not allowed.

Valley Park School PE Kit

  • Valley Park shorts or skort
  • Valley Park polo shirt
  • Plain black football socks
  • White sport socks
  • Football boots
  • Trainers
  • Shin Pads
  • Gum shield
  • Dark-coloured, sealable, PE bag to contain all kit including trainers (e.g. drawstring)
  • Optional extras are the Valley Park track bottoms/Valley Park leggings and Valley Park track top.

PE Kit Policy

  • Students must bring full Valley Park PE Kit to all lessons.
  • If students fail to bring Valley Park PE kit to lessons, they will be required to wear spare kit from the PE department. If they refuse to wear this, they will receive a 30 minute detention, which will be written in their planner. If the student refuses to wear kit on a second occasion, they will be required to attend a one-hour detention. If the problem persists, parents/carers will be notified by letter and, if necessary, they will be asked to attend a meeting with the Head of PE.
  • If a student is injured or unable to participate due to illness, they must still bring full Valley Park PE kit to the lesson with a signed note from their parent/carer requesting to be excused from the lesson.
  • Students must also attend extra-curricular PE sports clubs in full Valley Park PE kit.
  • Please note metal studs of any kind will not be permitted.

School Bags and Scarves

An appropriate, dark-coloured, waterproof and sealable bag should be purchased for the protection of all school items. Since students carry items of a reasonable weight in the bag, drawstring bags, fashion bags, carrier bags and handbags are not appropriate. Our preferred style of bag is a satchel or a rucksack. Logos must not be prominent. As a guide, your child’s school bag should be large enough to contain an A4 ring-binder fully and students who transport Art work to and from school should ensure that they have a carry-portfolio (your child’s Art teacher will be able to advise).

During the colder months, if your child chooses to wear a scarf to and from school, it should be appropriate for school. Coats and scarves should not be worn inside our school buildings.

School Equipment

Your child will be provided with writing paper, exercise books, text books and other materials that are needed for lessons. In addition, they should equip themselves with a pencil case containing: 

  • Pens, pencils and colouring pencils
  • Eraser
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Ruler
  • Mathematical equipment (pair of compasses, protractor)
  • Scientific Calculator
  • iPad, iPad Charger (see E-Learning Scheme)
  • Earphones for use with the iPad