How to Apply
(Year 9) 

1. Visit us

We hold a number of Open Mornings and Group Visits throughout the year which give a general introduction to the school, a tour of the campus and, if appropriate, a visit to a boarding house. Following a visit, you can arrange an individual meeting with a member of the Admissions team. We also offer virtual events if you are unable to visit the school in person. 

Book a visit

2. Application

Before you make an application, please use the age checker to make sure your child’s age is correct for the year of entry. Students should normally be aged 13 on 1 September of the year of entry. However, we are willing to consider candidates who are up to six months younger or older. Please contact Admissions before completing the application form if your child’s date of birth falls outside the expected dates. 

Use our age checker

Please note that registrations for entry to Year 9 in 2025 have now closed. If you would like to join our waiting list, please email your child’s school report and a summary of their interests and achievements to

Applicants for 2026 can register at any time up to 1 October 2024.

Applicants for 2027+ onwards will have two options: Early Decision and Later Decision. Early Decision applications are open only to pupils who will stay in their current school for Years 7 and 8. The deadline for registration is 15 September three years ahead (the start of Year 6 in the UK system).

Later Decision applicants will need to register by 1 November of Year 7, nearly two years in advance of joining. A substantial number of places will be held open for Later Decision candidates.

Families who have already applied for Year 9 2027 will be contacted in early 2024 to ask them to indicate whether they would like their child to follow the Early Decision or Later Decision route.

Please click below for more information regarding how to apply to the relevant entry stream.

Year 9 2026

Year 9 2027+ Early Decision

Year 9 2027+ Later Decision


3. Scholarships

Sevenoaks offers scholarships to honour and celebrate exceptional talent in academia, music, sports, drama and art.

Scholarship information


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