Financial Assistance on entry to the school

Sevenoaks School has a long history of providing financial assistance to enable young people of all backgrounds to benefit from the outstanding education it provides. The school actively welcomes applications from children who would only be able to take up their place with financial assistance, as well as from families of existing pupils at the School who encounter financial difficulty due to a change in circumstances.

Currently more than 60 pupils are in receipt of financial assistance with fees, with some receiving additional support to cover the cost of uniform, trips and other extras. It is a key priority for the school to significantly increase the number of students we are able to support financially over the coming years. Being part of an inclusive community enriches everyone’s learning and helps everyone appreciate the power and beauty of diversity, while providing our students with the skills to be able to talk and work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

All awards of financial assistance are means-tested, which requires parents to answer detailed questions and provide evidence of their financial circumstances. We do therefore encourage families to visit the school and consider the likelihood of their child being offered a place, before applying for financial assistance. Details of Open Mornings, Group Visits and how to arrange an Individual Visit can be found here.

Families interested in applying for financial assistance are invited to read about the eligibility criteria and process here Financial Assistance with Fees Policy

Priority is given to families living within a reasonable daily commute of the school, so financial assistance on entry is given only to day students.

We try to make the process of application as simple and clear as possible, but we appreciate that it can be daunting. Please do not hesitate to contact us at for advice at any stage. Our Assistant Director of Admissions, Olivia Power, has special responsibility for Financial Assistance and will be happy to help.

Financial assistance for current pupils

Families of existing pupils may apply for financial assistance if they experience a significant change in circumstances beyond their control that causes difficulty in paying tuition fees. Please contact the Director of Finance to discuss your situation.