Sutton Valence Primary School,
North St, Maidstone, Kent ME17 3HT

01622 842188

Sutton Valence Primary School


Our mission is to ensure we all participate in the constant quest of knowledge, learning and adventure so that each individual can build upon their core strengths to aspire to make a real difference.

Kent Children's University


The Kent Children's University believes that children can and do learn anywhere, when doing all sorts of activities, and that children learn best when they decide what they want to learn, when and where, and most importantly, have FUN whilst learning. KCU's latest newsletter can be found here.

Kent Children's University is one of a growing number of Children's Universities around the country, each working to provide children aged 5-14 years with exciting experiences and innovative learning activities outside of the normal school day.

Kent Children's University produces three seasonal Challenges a year plus some ad hoc activities for families to enjoy at home. These Challenges are suitable for children aged 5-14 but have been completed by younger and older children.

Support materials and ideas for inspiration can be found on our Kent Children's University Facebook page.  Why don't you take a look to see what you can find!

You can also find out more about our past KCU Challenges by visiting our Downloadable Learning Activities section of the website.

If you would like more information about Kent Children's University or this Challenge, please email or call 03000 417232.


Kent Children's University - Spring Challenge, March 2020

The Kent Children's University Spring Challenge is free for all families to use for the foreseeable future to aid home learning opportunities during the period that schools are closed for most children to fight the spread of the Covid-19 virus. There is no fixed date for this particular challenge to end, and there are some great activities for your children to get involved with and undertake during this period of distance learning.

Please do take a look at the Spring Challenge which can be found here:


Kent Children's University is a scheme that our school is looking to work in partnership with and the intention was to begin promoting this in Term 5. However, with children not attending school at the current time, this will no longer possible although we would still like to encourage children to explore and make use the excellent range of online resources in the meantime, and familiarise themselves with the type of activities and opportunities provided by KCU, which are aimed at all children aged 5-14 years.

If your child does undertake work as part of this KCU Challenge, or indeed any other challenge or online resource provided on the KCU website, please keep evidence of their hard work as it may be possible for them to receive Learning Credits from KCU when our school does put a partnership in place.

For a wide range of home learning materials at this unprecedented time when school are closed to most pupils, please visit the KCU website: