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 the Head of Sixth Form Admissions and, if appropriate, a visit to a boarding house. Please contact the Registrar for Year 7 and Year 9 entry, or the 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.
The school has recently taken the decision, subject to planning permission, to increase our boarding provision at 13+ entry with the development of two new boarding houses, and to no longer offer boarding in Years 7 and 8. This change will be phased in during the next two years, and from September 2018 we will no longer be offering boarding at entry to Year 7. Please note that this will not affect the Continuity of Education Allowance for FCO personnel. Contact the Admissions office for more details.
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 Head of Sixth Form Admissions, Lorna Dolan, is responsible for entry at Sixth Form level and is supported by Emily Smith, Sixth Form Registrar. You will also come across our Admissions Assistants, Helen Prince, Melanie Fearfield, and Louise Bates-Prince at any of our three entry points.
We are happy to receive applications from agents. We only pay commission to those with whom we have a formal agreement. We do not currently expect to enter into any further formal agreements with agents.
Please contact our Admissions team for more information: _
11+ and 13+ Admissions
Tel. 01732 467703
Sixth Form Admissions
Tel: 01732 467713