How to get into Sevenoaks School


Co-ed independent day and boarding school for pupils aged 11-18. 

Registration Fees (as of publication of this blog):

£175 for day applicants and £350 for boarding applicants.

Fees (as of publication of this blog): 

Senior School – £8,340 per term for day pupils, £13,320 per term for boarders.

Sixth Form – £9,471 per term for day pupils and £14,451 per term for boarders

(Boarding is not provided for Years 7 and 8). 

Current Head (as of publication of this blog):

Jesse Elzinga

About Sevenoaks School

Sevenoaks School in Kent was founded by William Sevenoaks in 1432. It is the second-oldest, non-denominational school in the UK. The school switched entirely from A-levels exams to the International Baccalaureate in 2006, becoming the first major school to do that. 

Sevenoaks School is highly selective one of the most expensive schools in the UK as their annual boarding fees are in excess of £42,000. It is also a registered charity and a former member of the G20 Schools Group.

Is Sevenoaks School right for you? 

The criteria for entry are mostly academic prowess. The school is looking for pupils to flourish in their fast-paced environment. Candidates are considered after sitting entrance exams, conducting interviews, and after the school obtains references and reports from their current school.

Open Mornings and Group Visits are held throughout the year to give parents and pupils a basic introduction to the school. Saturday Group Visits start at 9:30am for boarding families and 10:15am for day families and end at 12:30pm. 

Open Mornings are held in September and June and are open to families of prospective pupils. The next Open Morning will be held on Saturday, 17th September 2022. 

Individual visits are possible for persons who cannot attend the Group Visit or Open Mornings. Individual visits can be booked in person or by Zoom. 


Registration deadline for Year 7 (11+) for September 2023 entry is 1st September 2022. 

The deadline for applications for Year 9 (13+) is 1st October, two years before entry. So, registration entry for 2023 is currently closed. Applicants interested in joining in 2024 are welcome. 

14+ registration into September 2023 ends Friday 6 January 2023, while that of 16+ ends 1 August 2022. 

Entrance exams and interviews

The entrance exams for 11+ are to be held on Wednesday, 4th January 2023. Candidates will sit papers in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning test. After which all candidates will participate in a 40-minute group interview. You can find past questions here.

Entrance exams for 13+ are held in April of Year 7. Candidates will sit papers in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning. You can find past questions here

Assessment for 14+ will hold on Friday 10th February 2023. All candidates will also have a 40-minute interview. 

The entrance test for 16+ holds mid-October and candidates will be interviewed on the same day. All candidates will take four examinations – English, Maths, Thinking Skills, and Science- each lasting one hour. 

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