Sevenoaks in the news 

Tim Jones, Deputy Head at Sevenoaks School, explains the importance of independent schools providing pupils with a global skill set, Independent Education Today, May 2017

Sevenoaks is still pioneering with the level of voluntary service our students do, Sevenoaks Chronicle, April 2017 

In the light of Brexit and Trump, Tim Jones, Deputy Head, talks about the importance of an international qualification like the IB, School Report magazine, April 2017

Mark Beverley, Director of Curriculum, talks about the relevance of the IB in light of Brexit, Independent School Parent magazine, Feb 2017

Katy Ricks talks about the benefits of a truly international education, British Education magazine, Feb 2017

Katy Ricks talks about why the IB Diploma prepares today's generations for tomorrow, British Education magazine, Feb 2017

Education after Brexit: A force to unite nations, Relocate Magazine, February 2017

The importance and relevance of the IB in light of Brexit, School House Magazine, February 2017

How our school is using Virtual Reality to prepare pupils for a future dominated by technology.  Telegraph, 23 January 2017

Virtual Reality brings lessons to life in Kent school.  Education Technology magazine, January 2017

Sevenoaks School uses virtual reality technology in the classroom.  Kent Online, December 2016

Our Assistant Head of Sixth Form writes about giving up journalism to become a teacher, FT, November 2016 

The IB is the best preparation our students can have for the world of tomorrow.  British Education, October 2016

'It's not all about Oxbridge.'  Wendy Heydorn, Director of Higher Education, writes in Absolutely Education, September 2016

'Uninspiring' GCSEs prompt rise of DIY qualifications.  Interview with Tim Jones about the Sevenoaks School Certificates, TES, August 2016

'Expensive education should not just be for the wealthiest.' Interview with Katy Ricks, Sevenoaks Chronicle, 11 February 2016

Broad Horizons. Tim Jones, Deputy Head, explains why the IB prepares students for university life and the world of work. Independent School Parent, Spring 2016

Creating an alternative curriculum. Tim Jones writes about Sevenoaks School certificates. School House, February 2016 

An alternative curriculum. Katy Ricks on why Sevenoaks devised its own Middle School curriculum. British Education, Spring 2016 

Top 100 secondary schools by A-level results 2015. Sevenoaks is fourth in the league table. Telegraph, 21 January 2016

Boarding schools for expat pupils: a checklist for parents. ‘Sevenoaks has a very strong boarding cohort’. Weekly Telegraph, 19 January 2016

My Sporting Life: James Emmitt. Director of PE and Sport at Sevenoaks School. School Sport, 3 February 2016

Dr Katy Ricks: An international curriculum: preparing for globalisation Katy Ricks speaks at the Independent Schools Show 2015

The New Poetry selected and introduced by A Alvarez, book of a lifetime. 'Like many people with a passion for literature, I owe a huge debt to some visionary teachers.' Professor Sir Jonathan Bate remembers an influential book he was introduced to at Sevenoaks School. Independent, 29 October 2015

Why the IB is the perfect passport to university. Wendy Heydorn, Director of HE, discusses changing views on the IB. Telegraph Globetrotter, 28 October 2015 

Talking Head (an overview of Sevenoaks School Certificates). Katy Ricks writes about our unique Middle School curriculum. Absolutely Education, Autumn/Winter 2015 

Sevenoaks School. 'Sevenoaks is not an international school per se, but it delivers a truly international – and superb – education...The results are staggering.' Tatler Schools Guide 2016, 9 October 2015

The dangers of a monolinguistic culture. Independent schools are adopting a more enlightened and holistic approach to teaching modern languages. 'At Sevenoaks, the breadth of languages offered is astonishing.' School House, Autumn/Winter 2015

Bored with GCSEs: Meet the schools with their own alternatives. Tim Jones, Deputy Head Academic, is quoted speaking about Sevenoaks School Certificates (our own externally moderated Year 11 qualifications). Guardian, 7 October 2015

Best for forward thinking. The Week names Sevenoaks as one of its 'Best of the best' schools for 2015, quoting 'the exuberance of its intellectual and social life'. Sevenoaks was also a contender for ‘Best for original types’ and in previous years has been noted for ‘fringe sports’ and for ‘one of the UK’s most successful IB sixth forms’. The Week, 5 September 2015

GCSEs: the great debate. Katy Ricks is quoted speaking about Sevenoaks School Certificates (our own externally moderated Year 11 qualifications). Telegraph, 22 August 2015

Breaking out of the confines of A-levels with the IB. 'The IB offers a clear vision of what an educated 18-year-old in the 21st century looks like.' John Sprague is quoted in an examination of the benefits offered by the IB Diploma. Telegraph, 25 April 2015

The IB: a qualification that defies boundaries. Katy Ricks is quoted on the breadth, balance and global understanding offered by the IB. 'It is an international approach to a globalised world...absolutely vital for the future.' Telegraph, 2 April 2015

10 interview questions for teachers applying to private schools. Katy Ricks contributes to an exploration of the questions independent school headteachers ask at interview. Guardian, 3 March 2015

Engage and Enthuse pupils in Science. Graeme Lawrie explains how academic staff at Sevenoaks School believe that science education isn't just about lessons, but should also be about inspiring passion for the subject and sharing this with the local community. Sevenoaks won the TES science award in 2014. TES, 7 February 2015

GCSE performance tables with reference to Sevenoaks School's achievements at IB in the Department for Education's A-level league tables. Telegraph, 29 January 2015

Time for a new vision of revision? This year, why not send your exam-bound teen somewhere a little different and see what they can achieve? Feature on holiday revision opportunities, with reference to the Sevenoaks IB Easter revision courses. Telegraph, 24 January 2015

Why private is worth it for free thinkers. A discussion of the benefits of independent education, with reference to Sevenoaks as a trailblazer of the IB. Telegraph, 18 January 2015

Head Boy and Girl. Feature on the current Sevenoaks school captains. School House, Spring/Summer 2015

British elite education. A feature on British independent schools, with reference to Sevenoaks and the International Baccalaureate. Quotes Arabella Stuart, Director of Admissions, and Kevin, a 17-year-old from Shanghai studying at Sevenoaks. Yicai.com, 17 November 2014

Sevenoaks School. 'It's all about the IB here and Sevenoaks shows everyone else how it's done...' Tatler Schools Guide 2015, 8 October 2014

School Colours. PE lessons now mean sailing time. A feature on school sailing, with a profile of Sevenoaks and quotes from Andy Cornah, Head of Sailing. Yachts and Yachting, October 2014 (subscription only)

Inside the world of England's female (and newly professional) cricket team. England’s women cricketers put their male counterparts in the shade by retaining the Ashes in January. With reference to Natasha Farrant of Sevenoaks School. Telegraph, 9 August 2014

Why The World Loves A British Education. Forbes, 30 June 2014

What does it take to be a superhead? Telegraph, 20 June 2014

Harry Potter stardust helps boarding to keep its sparkle. Telegraph, 16 May 2014

Charlie Higson (OS 1976): The Inventory. Mentions Sevenoaks School and former art teacher Bob White. Financial Times

Focussing on foreign interests. The British are known for their reticence to learn languages, but many independent schools give them their due attention. Telegraph, 1 April 2014

Farrant overjoyed by Ashes chance. Sevenoaks student Natasha Farrant is interviewed by BT Sport after being called up to the England Women's Ashes squad. BT Sport, 28 January 2014

This House would send its Children to Private School. Katy Ricks speaks for the motion. Cambridge Union Society, 28 January 2014

 

Sevenoaks in the news: a selection from 2013

The Spectator: Sevenoaks is a success among boarding schools with an international intake Spectator

Sevenoaks School supports a local academy Telegraph

Ships ahoy! Sailing is a mainstream sport in schools Independent School Parent

English History The elite British school Sevenoaks (Elite Interior, Russia)

Top students flee Britain (Sunday Times: subscription required)

Crème de la cram (Sunday Times: subscription required)

The IB develops the students top universities want (Independent)

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