Sevenoaks School

About Sevenoaks School

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Founded in 1432, Sevenoaks enjoys a global reputation as a centre of academic excellence and a flagship school for the International Baccalaureate. A co-educational day and boarding school, it offers a stimulating, intellectually demanding and balanced education for pupils from the age of 11 to 18. Sevenoaks was the Sunday Times Independent Secondary School of the Year 2018 and 2008.

The school has an outstanding record of academic achievement, pastoral care and co-curricular opportunity. Academic excellence is achieved by bright, motivated, highly qualified and dedicated teachers. The school has over 300 academic and support staff. Pastoral care is at the heart of Sevenoaks and a professional team of specialist tutors, boarding house staff and year heads work to ensure that every pupil feels individually valued and supported. We believe this contributes to the happy atmosphere at Sevenoaks and our values of compassion, open-mindedness and trust. The campus offers a safe, attractive, and in parts spectacular environment in which to learn and grow. State-of-the-art facilities, together with high level instruction, provide opportunities for pupils to participate in a wide variety of sports, the performing arts and other activities.

Students walking across campus

Every pupil is encouraged to be curious, creative, critically aware, and to develop his or her passion and talent to the full. Life is fast-paced, dynamic, and expectations are high. At the same time, the school seeks to cultivate in its pupils the habit of reflection on their learning, and on how they contribute to society more broadly. A powerful global network of alumni participates in a varied range of events in support of the school.

The school’s global outlook promotes the principles of tolerance and open-mindedness. Regular assemblies, tutor group meetings and a programme of talks help to foster the social and emotional welfare of the pupils, while a long tradition of service and local and international charity projects advances a core set of values across the student body. Ambitious, confident and compassionate, the pupils are prepared for leadership in the 21st century workplace.

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About 350 pupils board in the seven boarding houses, including Aisher House which opened in September 2019, including the Girls’ International House, opened in 1977, and the International Centre (for boys) which was founded in 1962. Students originate from some 40 countries worldwide.

All of the 440 Sixth Form students pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma, a programme the school has delivered for over 40 years. The Diploma is an ideal preparation for university and for work in a world of global competition. All leaving students each year progress to the world’s top universities, including 40 to Oxford and Cambridge, and around 30 to US, Canadian, Hong Kong and European universities. They do so with an enlarged capacity for independent thought and intellectual risk-taking, a strong appetite for learning, and equipped with the skills and personal qualities necessary for a happy and successful life.

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A young man and a young woman peer through microscopes in class at Sevenoaks School, Kent

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