Founded in 1432, Sevenoaks enjoys a global reputation as a centre of academic excellence and a flagship school for the International Baccalaureate. A co-educational day and boarding school, it offers a stimulating, intellectually demanding and balanced education for pupils from the age of 11 to 18.

Inspiring facilities, together with expert, enthusiastic and imaginative teaching, provide rich opportunities for students participating in lessons and a wide variety of sports and the performing and visual arts.

The school's international student body and outlook promote the principles of tolerance and open-mindedness. About 350 pupils board in the seven boarding houses, and students originate from over 40 countries worldwide.

Sevenoaks is one of the world's most successful IB schools, and is the top-performing fully co-educational IB school in the UK. In 2018 Sevenoaks was, for the second time in ten years, named The Sunday Times Independent Secondary School of the Year.

In 2019, 224 students took the IB Diploma, the largest cohort in the school’s history and among the biggest of UK and global IB schools. The average Diploma score for 2019 was 39.4 points; about ten points above the world average. 16 students achieved the maximum 45 points, with 19 securing 44 points and another 14 securing 43 points. Well over 50% of the cohort achieved 40 points or more.