Sevenoaks is a popular choice for young people seeking a rigorous, rewarding and supportive education.
The school has long been a pioneer and a forward-thinking spirit animates all aspects of everyday life. The Sixth Form in particular offers a unique experience, not least because of the international intake of students who join to study the IB Diploma.
Sevenoaks has always been maverick, going co-educational early, pioneering community service for all students, and developing an international profile.
Teaching and learning: a different perspective
Our teaching and learning practices are creative and interactive and designed to foster independence of mind and intellectual appetite. Opinions, ideas and an open discourse are valued as key elements in the education process. The emphasis is on imaginative and ambitious engagement in a broad curriculum.
It's not just about exams
We recognise the importance of a lifetime view of education. The future working environment will be global, digital and enterprising, with a number of new professions. Students therefore need to be adaptable, enquiring and resilient, while schools need to be forward-thinking.
'Best for forward thinking'
'Best of the best', The Week
The IB aids the development of a more rounded individual
The IB aims to develop intellectual curiosity, creativity and compassion, as well as proven ability in a range of academic fields. These ambitions are realised in the day-to-day experience of Sevenoaks students. In addition to our outstanding examination results, the school offers a huge range of co-curricular opportunities, encourages participation and nurtures excellence. Our students flourish as they explore their interests and develop skills for life. An integral part of the IB is the breadth of study, and our students must participate in a range of creative, action and service based activities in order to complete their Diploma. This is a unique type of qualification, which we have taught at Sevenoaks for nearly 40 years.
Our pastoral care system is modern and unstuffy
Our distinctive pastoral care system ensures that all pupils receive individual attention. Small tutor groups, where students benefit from daily contact with their tutor, ensure that each boy and girl knows that their tutor cares personally about their welfare and advancement. All staff model high standards of kindness and honesty and the rapport between teachers and students is based on mutual respect and trust.
We work hard, but play hard too!
Sevenoaks is a six-day a week school. Lessons take place every morning from Monday to Saturday, and in the afternoon pupils are either in lessons or take part in sport and service activities.