|Head's Name:||Jesse Elzinga|
Sevenoaks School is a coeducational day and boarding school for pupils aged 11‑18. Founded in 1432, Sevenoaks provides academic excellence with a strong pastoral and co-curricular emphasis and a global dimension inspired by the International Baccalaureate. Half an hour from Central London and from Gatwick International Airport, it is situated on an attractive 100-acre campus adjoining Knole Park.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) remains the gold standard of world education, and everything we do in the Lower School and Middle School is designed to prepare our students for the Sixth Form and beyond.
With its learner profile, the IB diploma programme encourages a holistic approach to education. The flexibility of choice at Higher and Standard Level allows students to play to their strengths. The Extended Essay enshrines the principle of independent learning, while Theory of Knowledge (ToK) fosters an appetite for critical thinking and intellectual enquiry. International-mindedness and the explicit values of tolerance and compassion are central to the ethic of the diploma programme.
We recommend the whole Sevenoaks curriculum for its rigour, its breadth, depth and coherence, for its spirit of intellectual engagement, and for the confident, cultured and outward-looking students it produces.
Virtually all our students go on to the university of their choice, including Oxford, Cambridge and Ivy League. Around 90% of the leavers who apply to UK universities meet the conditions of entry to their first choice university. The vast majority of courses applied to are very competitive, including those at Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College, LSE and other leading universities. Interest in US universities continues to grow amongst our Sixth Formers. We prepare students for SATs almost as soon as they enter the Sixth Form, and have established closer ties with leading US colleges and universities.