Sevenoaks is a co-educational day and boarding school for 11 to 18 year olds. Surrounded by a 100-acre campus, the school is located in the Kent countryside.
Sevenoaks’ curriculum is built around the International Baccalaureate. The school says of its learning and character: ‘We are modern, progressive, unstuffy, co-educational and international, and so is the education we provide.’
Sevenoaks was rated ‘exceptional’ for teaching and learning in its most recent ISI report and won The Sunday Times Independent School of the Year Award for 2018.
No boarding is available in Years 7 and 8.
Address: Sevenoaks School, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1HU
Admissions info: email@example.com, 01732 467703
School Type: Co-educational independent day and boarding school
Number of Pupils: 1080 (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 7: 80
Open Day Date: September and June
Exam Date: January
Exam Type / Board: School’s own
Up to 80 children are admitted to Year 7 of Sevenoaks School, into four parallel forms. The school usually receives around three applicants for every place available.
The school is strongly academic and looks for students who will flourish in a fast-paced environment. All 11+ applicants are assessed through:
The selection process is designed to identify students who are able to benefit from Sevenoaks School’s approach to learning and who will make a positive contribution towards the life of the school.
Academic and music scholarships are available at 11+. Details of the procedures and criteria for all scholarships can be found on the school’s website.
Sevenoaks also has a bursary programme. Bursaries are means-tested in accordance to the criteria published on the school’s website.
A copy of the full Sevenoaks admission policy can be downloaded from the school website.
Before applying for a place at Sevenoaks School, parents and children are advised to attend one of the school’s open mornings, which are held in September and June. The June open morning is the larger event and attendance should be booked in advance.
For admission into Year 7 at Sevenoaks, application should be made by 1st September of the year prior to entry using the online application form. The registration fee, which is non-refundable, is £100.
Reports will be requested from applicants’ schools in October and the entrance exams and interviews will take place in January. Results are sent out by email in mid-February.
The school has put together a list of frequently asked questions about entry at 11+ and a comprehensive booklet about the application process, timings and fees called ‘The Detail’, which can be downloaded from their website.
For further information on admissions to Sevenoaks School, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01732 467703.
The Sevenoaks entrance exam consists of three tests: English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning.
English (1 hour)
Maths (1 hour)
Verbal Reasoning (1 hour)
In addition, there is a 40-minute group interview. During the interviews, candidates are given tasks to complete in small groups of five or six. They will be observed by two members of staff, who are looking for candidates who are good team-players and are willing to contribute ideas and listen to others. No preparation is necessary.
Our practice papers can be used to prepare for all aspects of Sevenoaks School’s 11+ entrance exam. They are designed to challenging to reflect the demands of a competitive 11+ independent school’s entrance exam. The papers provide practice in all the key skills and can be used to identify any weaker areas that require additional work before the exam and help build confidence.
To prepare for the Sevenoaks School 11+ Mathematics paper, we would recommend using the following practice papers:
To prepare for the Sevenoaks School 11+ English paper, we would recommend using the following practice papers, which will help to improve comprehension, spelling and vocabulary:
The following practice papers will provide useful preparation for the Sevenoaks 11+ Verbal Reasoning paper:
The information provided about Sevenoaks School was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.
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