These are taster sessions for up to 100 families interested in 11+ or 13+ entry. The programme includes a short presentation, time for questions and a tour of the campus. Boarding tours are available. These take place during term-time on Saturdays so that visitors can experience a normal school day. Please note that many classrooms will be in use and not accessible to visitors.
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Sevenoaks was the highest performing co-educational independent school at GCSE in 2014, and topped the Department for Education's KS4 performance tables in 2012, with the highest percentage of pupils achieving all subjects of the English Baccalaureate.
Rated 'exceptional' in our latest ISI report for teaching and learning, we are proud of our innovative approach to education and academic excellence, while at the same time providing a strong pastoral and co-curricular foundation.
As a rough guide, our open mornings usually begin around 09:30 and end at around 12:30. They include a presentation from the Head or Head of Sixth Form, Deputy Heads, Admissions staff and students.
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Yes. Individual visits are available by appointment with the relevant registrar throughout the year during term time:
For those candidates who have missed our application deadlines: while we cannot guarantee that we will be able to process late applications, we advise you to send a copy of the candidate's latest school reports and a covering letter outlining their strengths and interests, and we will keep the information on file.
MorningThe first two morning lessons are at 09:00 and then 09:55, followed by a morning break at 10:50, when pupils tend to gather in the Dining Hall for refreshments or may sit and chat with friends in the common room, or seek out a teacher if necessary. After break, from 11:15, there are two more lessons.
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All candidates take entrance tests in English, Maths (with additional 30 minutes for HL candidates), a Critical Thinking Skills test and a fourth test of their choice in one of the Higher Level subjects. Overseas candidates who cannot take the tests at Sevenoaks are expected to arrange invigilation at their current school or their local British Council offices.
We are also keen to identify students who will benefit from our balanced and well-rounded education, and who will make a positive contribution to the life of the school. This information is gathered either in a personal statement (for Sixth Form applicants) or through a form which parents fill in for Year 7 and Year 9 applicants.
For an introduction to Sevenoaks School's Sixth Form, and details of the IB courses available, please see The IB at Sevenoaks booklet
For more information about Sevenoaks, read our entry in the Good Schools Guide
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Children are welcome, but as a guideline we suggest the Open Mornings are most suitable for those in Year 4 and above. The mornings include a presentation of 20-30 minutes. There is no separate programme for very young children.
The school campus is adapted for disabled access, with disabled parking available in our Duke's Meadow car park. Please let us know if you require disabled parking closer to the centre of campus. Any prospective parent who requires wheelchair access when they visit the school is encouraged to contact the Admissions department in advance.
Our other Open Mornings are smaller sessions held on a normal school day, and consist of a presentation, time for questions, boarding house tours and a tour of the campus, with open classrooms where possible. These are suitable for those interested in Year 7, Year 9 and Sixth Form entry.
Open Mornings: click here for dates and FAQ. Attendance can be booked online here.
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After schoolWhen school ends, students may head straight home or back to their boarding house, attend a drama or music rehearsal, sports practice or other after-school activity, or stay and socialise for a while. They are also very welcome to use the library to study after school.
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Before schoolBoarders will have breakfast in the Dining Hall by 08:15. All pupils register with their tutor at 08:30 and twice a week will go to assembly, and otherwise stay with their tutor for tutorial activities.
Parking is usually available at Open Mornings, signposted from the A225 (Tonbridge Road). For directions to the school, click on the 'Find Us' link at the bottom of the page. Parking may be limited during wet weather.
LunchLunch begins at 13:05. All pupils must eat a school lunch; there is a wide range of options including hot dishes, salads and vegetarian food. During lunchtime there are many and varied activities ranging from music to discussion groups to sports team practices.
Please note that the deadline for applications for entry into the Sixth Form in 2017 has now passed and we are not able to accept any more applications for 2017 at this time.
The summer Open Morning usually includes a chance to meet Heads of Departments and other senior staff, as well as a presentation, boarding house tours and a campus tour with open classrooms. This Open Morning is usually a very popular and busy event. It is suitable for those interested in Year 7, Year 9 or Sixth Form entry.
All subjects are taught in English at Sevenoaks School. Students must therefore have a high level of fluency in English, both written and spoken: between an Intermediate and Upper Intermediate level, equivalent to between B1 and B2 (CEFR); ALTE level 2/3; or IELTS levels 4.5 to 6. Formal language qualifications are welcomed but not required.
We would be grateful if you would book so that we know how many visitors to expect. Please complete a booking form (usually published a few months before an event), linked from the Open Mornings page.
I love the routine, starting each morning with people I respect and just knowing that in that day something I’ve been taught or the people I sit with at lunch will help me grow in some way.
Boarders have supper from 17:30. If needed for any reason day pupils can book supper in advance. Sixth Form students will receive approximately two hours of homework each night.
For admission to Year 7 (11+) application should be made one year prior to entry. Admission is by competitive examination in Maths, English and Verbal Reasoning, a group interview, and a report from a candidate's previous school. Up to 80 children are admitted at this age, into four parallel forms. The entrance examination provides the written part of the scholarship assessment. Occasionally pupils may be admitted by special examination at 12+ into Year 8.
We will contact you if we are able to proceed with an application at a future date.
Individual Visits. Alternatively, or in addition to an Open Morning, we would encourage all interested parents and students to make an individual visit to the school. These include a meeting with the Director of Admissions or the Sixth Form registrar, a campus tour and, if applicable, a visit to a boarding house, and are available every day from Monday to Saturday during term time.
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Saturday 26 November 2016: Year 7, Year 9 and Sixth Form entryIncluding presentations, campus tour and boarding tours9:30-12:30 (precise programme to be confirmed) Click here to book
AfternoonAfternoon lessons or games sessions begin at 14:20 and school ends at 16:10. The Sixth Form have three sport or co-curricular afternoons per week. One of these is dedicated to service activities.