Sevenoaks is a co-educational day and boarding school for students aged 11 to 18.
Rated 'exceptional' for teaching and learning by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, we are proud of our innovative, thinking approach to education, our academic excellence, our strong pastoral and co-curricular foundation, and our pioneering service and social impact programme which we started in the 1960s.
Our superb 100-acre campus is in the Kent countryside, just half an hour from Central London and Gatwick International Airport. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme inspires an inclusive, enriching and global dimension.
Exhilarating, immersive education.
Good Schools Guide
With some 1180 pupils, including international students from over 45 countries around the world, the student body is lively, cosmopolitan and open-minded. Boarding is an important element in the school's daily life and ethos, while our 600-year history, location and day student body ensure that the school remains firmly grounded in the local community. Around one third of the students are boarders, and two-thirds day pupils. The school admits boys and girls at 11, 13 and 16. Sevenoaks has a reputation for exploring new ideas and is known for a global outlook which permeates the entire education experience.
We were the first HMC school to adopt the IB and to drop A-levels entirely. We have taught the IB since 1978, and our IB cohort is the largest and one of the most successful in England. In recent years we have developed our own externally moderated exams, Sevenoaks School Certificates, which are taken in Year 11.
Sevenoaks was the Sunday Times Independent Secondary School of the Year 2018 and 2008. It was the second highest achieving large-cohort IB school in the world in 2018 and 2019. It was rated the top independent IB boarding school 2018 and also the top fully co-educational IB school in the UK by Best Schools (Education Advisers Ltd).
Sevenoaks voted the highest-placed coeducational school both nationally and regionally in the 2018 Sunday Times Parent Power rankings. In 2014 it was the highest performing co-educational independent school at I/GCSE, 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. It was listed as the top independent school at A-level or equivalent in the Independent in 2012 and as the top co-educational independent secondary school (IB) in the Sunday Times Schools Guide 2011. In 2013 the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) awarded Sevenoaks the rare accolade of 'Exceptional' for its students' achievement.
Sevenoaks School turns out people with boundless potential to meet great and diverse challenges that are not all about accumulating wealth and status.
Nick Booth (OS 1982) Policy Advisor, United Nations Development Programme, Vietnam