Sevenoaks School Admissions

Our role is to give you the information you need to decide whether Sevenoaks is the right school for your child and, if so, to help you through the admissions process. If you like what you have read on the website, we very much hope that you and your child will visit Sevenoaks: there's no substitute for seeing the school in action.

We hold a number of Open Mornings throughout the year which give a general introduction to the school. Alternatively, you might like an individual family visit which includes a tour of the campus, a meeting with the Director of Admissions or Sixth Form Registrar and, if appropriate, a visit to a boarding house. Please contact the Registrar for Year 7 and Year 9 entry, or the Assistant Sixth Form Registrar for entry to the Sixth Form, for more information or to arrange a visit. The usual points of entry are at 11+/Year 7, 13+/Year 9 and 16+/Year 12.

Details of the entry procedures at all three entry points, information on preparation for the tests and the dates of the tests for this year's entry can be found here

Criteria for Entry

Sevenoaks is a strongly academic school, and we select students we believe will flourish in our fast-paced environment. All candidates are assessed through entrance tests, references from the candidate's current school, interviews and reports. The success of our students is partly due to a culture of mutual respect, admiration of success in any field whether academic or co-curricular, and a collaborative and supportive outlook within our student body. The character of our students is therefore very important to us, and this is assessed at interview. 

We are also keen to identify students who will benefit from our balanced and well-rounded education, and who will make a positive contribution to the life of the school. This information is gathered either in a personal statement (for Sixth Form applicants) or through a form which parents fill in for Year 7 and Year 9 applicants.

Sevenoaks was the highest performing co-educational independent school at GCSE in 2014, and topped the Department for Education's KS4 performance tables in 2012, with the highest percentage of pupils achieving all subjects of the English Baccalaureate.

The Admissions Team

The Admissions department is run by Arabella Stuart, Director of Admissions, who has specific responsibility for Year 7 and Year 9 entry. She is supported by Fenella Cournane, Registrar. The Sixth Form Registrar, Alex Patton, is responsible for entry at Sixth Form level and is supported by Emily Smith, Assistant Sixth Form Registrar. You will also come across our Admissions Assistants, Helen Prince and Melanie Fearfield, at any of our three entry points.

Meet the team

If you are interested in registering your interest in Sevenoaks School, please complete our online Application Form.

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