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Sevenoaks School

Sevenoaks School is a co-educational boarding and day school, based on a 100 acre campus in the Kent countryside. It is the second oldest non-denominational school in the United Kingdom, dating back to 1432. There are 80 places for pupils joining the school in Year 7. Boarding is available from Year 9 only.


We would recommend arranging to visit the school prior to registering. You can also attend virtual tours. You will find the latest information here:

School Visits


The first step in applying for admission is to register your child. The deadline for registration is the 1st September in Year 6, although we recommend completing this by the end of Year 5. You can find the online registration form here:

Application Form

The school will then request a report from your child’s current Headteacher.

Assessment Day

All candidates will be invited to attend an Assessment Day in the January of Year 6. This will include a challenging academic examination, and a group interview.

The Test

All candidates will sit the entrance test consisting of three, 1 hour papers: Maths, English, and a reasoning test.

We would recommend preparing for this test by ensuring that your child has a comprehensive understanding of the KS2 national curriculum. The campaign area of Atom Nucleus will help to ensure you have spent the optimal amount of time in each subject and close any gaps in knowledge. For the reasoning component, it is crucial to become familiar with the styles of reasoning that these questions require. Atom Nucleus allows you to do unlimited practice questions, and is packed with high quality videos and helpsheets to help develop your understanding. This is a powerful tool, proven to significantly improve performance in VR and NVR. Atom Nucleus also allows you to take unlimited practice tests - these will help you to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses so they can use their time as effectively as possible in revision.

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The school have made past papers in Maths and English available here:

Past Papers

The Interview

All candidates will also take part in a 40 min group interview that will take place on the same day as the tests. During the group interviews five or six candidates will be given a few tasks to do as a group and will be observed by two members of staff. The observers are looking here, not for academic strength, but for candidates who are good team-players, willing to contribute ideas and to listen to those of others.


Offers will be sent to parents in mid February. Some candidates who did well in the assessments but were not given a place will be placed into the reserve pool.


There are a variety of scholarships available, and you can find full details here:



There is a range of financial support available, and you can find the latest information here:


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