Boarding - A Home from Home
Sevenoaks School was described as 'outstanding' in the Ofsted Boarding inspection 2009. The full report can be downloaded here.
From the report:
"This is an outstanding school. Pupils benefit from a range of excellent facilities, resources, and pastoral care."
"Great value is placed upon personal responsibility and consideration of others."
"The promotion of equality and diversity is outstanding. The school recognises and values equality and diversity such that boarders benefit from an atmosphere of inclusion and respect, and from the positive experience of being part of a vibrant and active international community."
We offer modern and family-friendly boarding for around 350 boys and girls. Our boarding community is the size of many whole boarding schools. Pupils live, work and rest in seven well-appointed and imaginatively looked after houses.
Four Boarding Houses cater for pupils from 13 to 18: School House and Johnsons for boys, and Sennocke and Park Grange for girls. Our Junior School pupils board in Lambardes; and the International Centre and the Girls' International House cater for Sixth Form boys and girls respectively.
Boarding at Sevenoaks is fun, comfortable and busy. A full programme of sporting, cultural and social activities runs every weekend. Families are welcome to visit, and pupils may go home at the end of the school day on Saturday (around 4.00 pm for most; at lunchtime for Juniors in Year 7 and Year 8). Once sporting commitments are finished, many pupils prefer to stay in school.
Housemasters and Housemistresses share with their team of assistants, resident and non-resident tutors and House matrons the duties and responsibilities of caring for children who may well be away from home for the first time. Boarding can provide an excellent transition from home to independence and maturity; the Sixth Form boarding houses, in particular, enable boys and girls to enjoy the benefits of boarding at an important stage in their careers, and to prepare for life at university.