Our Approach to Sport at Sevenoaks

Our Vision is to be the leading school, internationally, for students seeking to combine the best of both an academic and a sporting education​.

Sevenoaks School seeks to promote a positive, lifelong approach to sport and leisure through the provision of a wide choice of activities and the development of excellence in those who choose to pursue an activity to a higher level. This is reflected in the Physical Education Department’s mission: ‘Provide opportunity for every student to thrive, within an inclusive and inspirational environment.’  Read more

The school has 22 representative sports on offer to students throughout the three seasons. Representative sports on offer at Sevenoaks School include archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, climbing, cricket, cross country, fencing, football, futsal, golf, hockey, netball, rugby sevens, rugby union, sailing, shooting, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis and volleyball. With over 1100 fixtures played each year and 125 sports teams, there is a large and diverse range of sports providing opportunities to develop leisure interests that will last students a lifetime. We are a six day week school, and sport is played on Saturday afternoon for all year groups except Year 7 and 8 who have sport including fixtures during the week. Over 80 students represent teams at County to National level each year including age group Internationals. We regularly compete in national competitions across a broad range of sports including hockey, tennis, netball, shooting, sailing and cross country while the school can boast rugby county champions and winners of the Sussex and Kent Independent Schools’ League (SKIL) on a regular basis at multiple age groups.

Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose - it teaches you about life.

Billy Jean King

At Sevenoaks, our vision is to be the leading School, internationally, for students seeking to combine the best of both an academic and a sporting education. Our Rowan Landy award is presented to the outstanding Y13 student in both of the above disciplines. Examples include an International Sailor who is studying at Yale in the US and an International Cross-Country runner who is studying Veterinary Science at Cambridge.

The Sport Performance and Scholarships programme (SPS) caters for talented sportspeople including individual coaching sessions, individualised mentoring programmes and access to nutrition advice, athletic development, physiotherapists and sports psychologists. A very successful scholarship programme runs for over 20 of the schools outstanding sportspeople amid world class facilities including the awe inspiring Sennocke Centre. Tours occur on a regular basis in many sports including recent visits to South Africa, Sri Lanka, Grenada and Barbados.

Director of Physical Education and Sport: Mr James Emmittmailto:jce@sevenoaksschool.org