Senior Deputy Head

Dr Clare Ives is the Senior Deputy Head at Sevenoaks School.

"I am honoured to work in a school which sets such high standards of achievement, values the individuality of each student while fostering a sense of service and commitment, and has such a progressive, stimulating and warm community."

Dr Ives joined Sevenoaks in 2021 from Canford School, where she worked closely with the Headmaster, leading an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group. She was a housemistress and Head of History and has a wealth of both academic and pastoral experience.

Dr Ives studied at the University of St Andrews, where she earned a first-class degree in History and wrote her PhD on the Civil Rights Movement in the United States in the 1960s. She is a keen musician, playing the flute, piano, double bass and singing. She is also an enthusiastic sportswoman, and has coached hockey, netball and tennis. Prior to starting her teaching career, Dr Ives spent eight years working as a civil servant, and is proud of serving her country in this manner. She has two sons and two dogs.