Sevenoaks is one of the world's most successful IB schools.
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 390 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 2021, 235 students took the IB Diploma, one of the largest cohorts among UK and global IB schools. The average Diploma score for 2021 was 41.3 points, more than 8 points above the world average. Thirty students achieved the maximum 45 points, with 48 securing 44 points and another 38 securing 43 points. Almost 75 per cent of the cohort achieved 40 points or more – another truly remarkable result.
Mr Jesse Elzinga, Headmaster, said: ‘In a year of disruption, our students’ hard work, professionalism and dedication was phenomenal, and we are proud of their creative, inquisitive and committed approach to their studies and co-curricular activities.
‘The IB Diploma, the global gold standard of education, will enable our students to proceed to the world’s best universities, with 94 per cent achieving a place at their firm-choice university.’