Sevenoaks School Foundation

Sevenoaks School Foundation is a separate charity that has fostered a school-wide culture of philanthropy since 2004. Every donation supports the school’s aim to provide a distinctive education that is broad, integrated, outward-facing and imbued with social purpose. The Trustees work in close partnership with the School Governors and senior staff to determine strategic priorities. 

Sevenoaks would not be Sevenoaks without the encouragement, commitment and generosity of parents, staff and alumni. With their support, the Foundation has been able to invest more than £60 million in the world-class teaching, learning and living environments enjoyed by students, staff and the local community today: The Sennocke Centre (2005), The Space (2010), The Science & Technology Centre and Global Study Centre (2018) and Aisher House (2019). Together, the Foundation and the school also provide close to £3 million each year for full or partial bursaries to give talented students from low income families the opportunity of a Sevenoaks education.

Sevenoaks School Foundation also administers the Old Sennockians programme for alumni of Sevenoaks School.


Sevenoaks School Covid-19 Appeal

The Sevenoaks School Covid-19 Appeal will provide immediate and ongoing support to students who are at risk of being left behind in the wake of the pandemic.

The legacy of the school’s founder, William Sevenoke, provided for the establishment of a school in Sevenoaks for young people irrespective of their parents’ ability to pay school fees. In this modern day crisis, we are steadfastly committed to maintaining access for all current and future students. While the school endeavours to assist all parents experiencing short term financial difficulties, there will be some who will require longer term assistance.

Accordingly, the appeal will help to ensure that no student is left behind in the wake of the pandemic as a direct result of hardship. Furthermore, it will directly support the school’s commitment to widening access by safeguarding 100% bursaries for academically talented students from families who cannot afford Sevenoaks School fees.

Currently 60 students attend Sevenoaks School on bursaries funded, in large part, by donations from parents and Old Sennockians. In the coming year, we will provide £1.7 million of financial aid through bursaries. This would not be possible without the generous support of the school community.

Together, we can provide students with a life-transforming education at Sevenoaks School.


Credit: Helene Binet

The Campaign for Sevenoaks School

The campaign is focused on our vision to continue to provide an exceptional Sevenoaks education for students, and to develop in them the knowledge, understanding and confidence to become successful, reflective and compassionate citizens of the world.

Thanks to the support of parents, alumni and staff, we have raised over £11 million for the Science and Technology Centre and Global Study Centre.

Our further priority is to raise funds to improve access to a Sevenoaks education and increase diversity through bursaries for academically-talented students whose financial circumstances would prevent them attending Sevenoaks. The Foundation also supports three Institutes to maintain Sevenoaks' position at the forefront of IB education.

We continue to seek the philanthropic support of the school community to complete the Campaign for Sevenoaks School in 2020. 

Find out more about The Campaign for Sevenoaks School


Sevenoaks School Foundation is registered with the Fundraising Regulator, the independent regulator of charitable fundraising. Being registered with the Fundraising Regulator means we are committed to its Fundraising Promise which outlines our commitment to donors and the public. The standards for fundraising are set out by the Institute of Fundraising's Code of Fundraising Practice. We are also active members of CASE and IDPE for their support and guidance.

If you have a complaint or concern about our fundraising, please click on the link below to read our complaints procedure Fundraising Complaints Procedure

Sevenoaks School Foundation