Excellent, comfortable facilities, set in pleasant surroundings
The IC (or International Centre), is a Sixth Form boarding house for boys.
The house was founded in 1962 when Sevenoaks School took the then unusual decision to offer Sixth Form boarding to international students seeking a British education. Originally based in Oak Lane and moved to its present site in 1997. The comfortable, purpose-built accommodation enjoys excellent facilities and is set in pleasant surroundings, with views over the sports pitches, a short walk from the main school campus.
The IC draws boys from all over the world to study the International Baccalaureate. Some 25 nationalities are represented, with a substantial complement of British students. The experience of sharing with such a diverse population leads to tolerance and understanding of a great range of cultures and forges friendships for life.
As with GIH, the students’ opinions on the running of the house are greatly valued and the elected chairman and committee preside over a weekly meeting also attended by the Housemaster and his assistants.
It’s hard to find a more liberal, progressive and culturally diverse boarding school in the UK. In Sevenoaks you feel respected and admired for who you are. I am delighted to be part of the international community here at school that can call Sevenoaks their second home.
Upper Sixth student
Click here to read Yuan Wong's story about his boarding experience at the International Centre.
Click here to read about Fifty Years of the IC
Housemaster: Dr Steve Owensmo@sevenoaksschool.org